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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

January 19, 2016 |

For Immediate Release
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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.

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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
Tom Suozzi

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