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June 30, 2016 | Fios 1 News

Tom Suozzi comes out on top of crowded race for Steve Israel’s congressional seat

After Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi won the Democratic nod for Congress in the Third District Tuesday by over 6,500 votes, he was swiftly endorsed by his opponents at Mary Janes Davies Park.

Democrat after Democrat threw their weight behind their previous competitor during a press conference.

"I am here by the way endorsing Tom Suozzi... | more

June 29, 2016 | Queens Chronicle

Former Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi has won the Democratic primary race for the 3rd Congressional District seat soon to be vacated by Rep. Steve Israel (D-Suffolk, Nassau, Queens).
He will face GOP designee state Sen. Jack Martins (R-Nassau) or former corporate fraud investigator Philip Pidot — the latter is suing for a primary to take place after a complicated legal battle with Martins' camp — in the general election for the seat... | more

June 17, 2016 | New York Times
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District 3, parts of Long Island and Queens

With Representative Steve Israel, a well-liked Long Island Democrat, quitting Congress after 15 years, a small crowd of Democrats has stepped up to replace him. Of these, Thomas Suozzi, the former Nassau County executive, is the best prepared to take on State Senator Jack Martins, a Republican, in November. Mr. Suozzi was an early leader of the reform-Albany movement who bravely challenged... | more

June 17, 2016 | Newsday
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Former Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi has a significant fundraising advantage over his four Democratic rivals in advance of the June 28 primary to succeed Rep. Steve Israel (D-Huntington) in the Third District, according to new Federal Election Commission filings released Friday.

In the Democratic primary in the First District, to challenge Rep. Lee Zeldin (D-Shirley) in November, former Southampton Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst... | more

May 1, 2016 | Newsday
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Tom Suozzi accused his rivals in the 3rd District congressional race Saturday of “petty, childish games” for attacking donations he received from Donald Trump and challenging his nominating petitions.

“I’m calling out today three of my opponents in the Democratic primary because they’re engaging in the politics of distraction,” Suozzi told reporters outside his Glen Cove headquarters.

“They’re playing the same old petty,... | more

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