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Nov
2
2016

ALBANY — Test refusal forces have taken an interest in the race for the state's 5th Senate District, and they’re using the organizing tools that have been effective in driving New York's test opt-out movement to try to oust longtime incumbent Republican Sen. Carl Marcellino.

“We’re using all of our skills that we’ve learned over the last four years and we’re applying that to helping candidates who are going to advocate for us,”...read more »

Oct
26
2016
Newsday picks Jim Gaughran to represent parts of Huntington and Oyster Bay.

Carl Marcellino has been a solid member of the New York State Senate for more than 20 years. In that time, he’s done some very good work, especially as a champion of the environment, most recently in securing $200 million in state funds that municipalities can tap for sewer upgrades and related water infrastructure improvements.

But nowadays, Marcellino, 73, is resting mostly on past accomplishments and the traditional policy positions...read more »

Oct
25
2016

Gov. Andrew Cuomo made a pitch for down-ballot Democratic candidates at a local fundraiser in Suffolk County last night, singling out state Senate hopeful Jim Gaughran as being particularly needed in Albany.

“We have a number of candidates running for the state Senate who are great,” Cuomo said to applause at the dinner. “We have a superstar in Jim Gaughran who has to go to the state Senate.”

The governor’s full-throated...read more »

Oct
25
2016

During a speech at the Suffolk County Democratic dinner that capped an afternoon of campaigning on Long Island (more on that below), Cuomo described Donald Trump as “a political scream.” The governor spoke of the need to elect Democratic legislators to prevent gridlock that the political right revels in, “or else Hillary will be right where President Obama is.” Cuomo spoke highly of Anna Throne-Holst, who is challenging Rep. Lee Zeldin, and...read more »

Oct
20
2016

Of course the presidential election has stolen the spotlight this campaign season and that is the most critical decision Americans will make November 8, but down ballot there is another important decision to make in the race for New York State Senate in the Fifth District, which includes Northport.

Republican incumbent Carl Marcellino (R-Syosset) is being opposed by Democratic challenger James Gaughran, of Eaton’s Neck, a Northport...read more »

Oct
20
2016

“This is a sad day, and an urgent reminder that we need to address public corruption and pass meaningful ethics reforms. All elected officials should be judged on what they have done to fight corruption, and my opponent, Carl Marcellino, has consistently enabled and supported Ed Mangano and John Venditto. Senator Marcellino’s longtime support of these two corrupt officials - both of whom should resign immediately - means he can't be relied...read more »

Oct
20
2016

Jim Gaughran, the Democratic opponent of Republican Sen. Carl Marcellino on Thursday is set to release an ethics reform package aimed at campaign finance reform and recalling elected officials whose actions impact taxpayers.

“Long Island voters are tired of the corruption and scandals that have rocked state government and yet Senator Marcellino has ignored his constituents and has actually benefitted from the corrupt state quo in...read more »

Oct
20
2016

Senate Democrats are pressing their advantage after Republican Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and Oyster Bay town supervisor John Venditto were arrested by federal law enforcement on bribery and kickback charges.

Democrats had already sought to run competitive races in Nassau County Senate districts, including an open seat being vacated by incumbent GOP lawmaker Jack Martins as well as seats held by Carl Marcellino and Kemp Hannon...read more »

Oct
20
2016

The corruption charges filed against Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto are a gift to Long Island Democrats — and a headache for Republicans — running on the ballot in the Nov. 8 elections.
The allegations come less than a year after former state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, a fellow Nassau County Republican, was convicted for pay-to-play crimes to help his son, Adam. A Democrat, former...read more »

Oct
17
2016

JAMES F. GAUGHRAN
191 NEW YORK AVE.
HUNTINGTON, NEW YORK 11743

October 17, 2016

Mayor Paul Rupp and Board of Trustees
Village of Bayville
34 School Street
Bayville, New York 11709

Dear Mayor Rupp and Trustees:...read more »

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