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April 30, 2016 | The Island Now

Democratic congressional candidate Tom Suozzi charged his opponents with playing “politics of distraction” by challenging his ballot petitions this week.
Flanked by canvassers outside his Glen Cove campaign office on Saturday, Suozzi said three other Democrats vying to replace Rep. Steve Israel are not focusing on the issues that affect the people of the North Shore’s Third District, such as jobs, affordable health care and federal... | more

April 8, 2016 | Times Ledger
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Standing behind a counter full of baked goods with a tray of cannolis close at hand, City Councilman Paul Vallone (D-Bayside) endorsed former Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi in the Democratic primary for the congressional seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-New York).

Vallone called Suozzi a candidate who could get northeast Queens “a seat at the table,” and could help bring needed resources back from Washington to the... | more

March 7, 2016 | NY1
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Queens Borough President Melinda Katz endorsed Tom Suozzi for Congress on Sunday.

During an event in Bayside, Katz, along with other community leaders, endorsed the Democrat and former Nassau County Executive who is running for the 3rd Congressional District Seat.

The office is now occupied by Rep. Steve Israel.

Katz says Suozzi has spent time listening to the issues that voters have and that is why he has her support.... | more

March 6, 2016 | Newsday
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Former Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi picked up the endorsement of Queens Borough President Melinda Katz on Sunday as he made his congressional run official.

Suozzi faces at least three other candidates in a Democratic primary for the seat of Rep. Steve Israel of Huntington, who is stepping down.

Katz, a Democrat, said Suozzi has the experience needed to bring federal dollars back to the district to address local issues like... | more

February 18, 2016 | The Island Now
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More than 150 supporters of former Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi came to a “town hall” event in Glen Cove Wednesday night to back his run for Congress.
The turnout was encouraging for Suozzi as he weighs whether to run for the Democratic nomination for the North Shore congressional district U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Melville) will leave next year, he said.

“It was pretty strong support, I thought,” Suozzi said in an... | more

January 21, 2016 | The Island Now
Photo by Noah Manskar

Former Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi this week joined a field of four other Democrats aiming to mount a possible campaign to replace U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Melville).

Suozzi filed Federal Election Commission documents Tuesday creating a congressional campaign committee to raise money toward a run, two weeks to the day after Israel said he would not seek re-election.

Israel’s surprise move made Suozzi seriously consider a... | more

January 19, 2016 |

For Immediate Release
Contact: Mike Florio
(516) 320-9213

Nassau County, NY – January 19, 2016 – Today, former Glen Cove Mayor and Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi, filed papers with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to explore a Democratic candidacy for New York’s 3rd Congressional District seat being vacated by Rep. Steve Israel, who announced his retirement from Congress earlier this month.

Below are remarks... | more

January 19, 2016 | Newsday
Democratic County Executive candidate Thomas Suozzi in his Harris Beach law office where he talks about his future in politics, April 18, 2013. Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams, Jr.

Former Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi, looking anew at a political comeback, said he is forming an exploratory committee and will begin raising money for a possible run for retiring Rep. Steve Israel’s Gold Coast House seat.

Suozzi, 53, will make an announcement Tuesday at the Crest Hollow Country Club, becoming the fifth Democratic contender to officially announce a candidacy or form a fundraising committee for the Third... | more

January 19, 2016 | Newsday
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Former Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi on Tuesday announced formation of a fundraising committee to make a bid for Rep. Steve Israel’s congressional seat, but said it is likely he will have to fight for the nomination in a primary.

“I don’t think it’s going to be just one candidate, I think there’s likely to be a primary on the Republican side and Democratic side,” Suozzi said at a press event at the Crest Hollow Country Club in... | more

January 19, 2016 | CBSNewYork

MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A familiar face in politics is weighing his options on whether to run for the Congressional seat that is being vacated by Rep. Steve Israel on Long Island.

Democrat Tom Souzzi has been out of office for the past six years after being defeated by Ed Mangano in the race for Nassau County Executive.

“Our country is in trouble right now,” Suozzi said. “I’ve got a history of solving problems and I want to... | more