Voters in New York’s 3rd Congressional District have one of the most intriguing decisions to make in this year’s election cycle. The two candidates are very different when it comes to approach and temperament, even if they are similar on ideology and the issues. After a spirited debate among our editorial board, we decided that Democrat Tom Suozzi would be the better choice for the residents of the district, which stretches from Queens to... | more
Tom Suozzi, a Democrat, is running to succeed Representative Steve Israel in the Third District that cuts across Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
Mr. Suozzi, as county executive, saved Nassau from near bankruptcy. He has an impressive record fighting corruption, and he ran a lonely but principled campaign against Eliot Spitzer in 2006 for the gubernatorial nomination. He has been a national leader in the battle to limit urban... | more
Democrat Tom Suozzi and Republican Jack Martins, who are vying for the U.S. House seat that encompasses most of Long Island’s North Shore, both said the district needs a leader who will challenge the business-as-usual climate in the nation’s capital.
Mr. Suozzi, a former Nassau County executive, said he is a fighter, while Mr. Martins, a state senator, described himself as a consensus builder.
“The problem is that there are... | more
Tom Suozzi, the former county executive and mayor of the city of Glen Cove, is back after a seven-year break from public office with his sights set on the Third Congressional District.
Citing the current political climate, the Democratic nominee said that the vast majority of voters are discouraged mainly because of the infighting that takes place in Washington, DC, and local government.
“Voters are discouraged, unhappy and... | more
The battle for the 3rd Congressional District features two men who have enjoyed significant successes in politics and governance, and received consistent past endorsements from this board. Each can make a strong case that he would represent the region well in Washington. Of the two, Thomas Suozzi’s track record of focusing intently on complex problems and coming up with comprehensive solutions makes him the better choice.
Suozzi, a 54-... | more
Democratic candidate for Congress Tom Suozzi has received the endorsement of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, but the official announcement scheduled for Verdi’s Restaurant in Whitestone on Monday was canceled due to the death of Suozzi’s father, Joseph Suozzi, overnight on Sunday.
The news came as Suozzi enjoyed a lead against Republican state Sen. Jack Martins (R-Mineola), according to a Newsday/Sienna College poll, though internal polling... | more
New York's 3rd Congressional District includes parts of Long Island, and it was classified as a battleground this year.
But WNYC's John O'Connor tells Here & Now's Robin Young the race has not been very close, with Democrat Tom Suozzi running ahead of Republican State Sen. Jack Martins in the polls.
In their 3rd Congressional District race, Democrat Tom Suozzi and Republican Jack Martins have each told voters they are best equipped to get things done in a polarized, deadlocked Congress.
While their messages are similar, Suozzi contends there’s an important difference — he has fought “powerful interests” to accomplish his goals, but Martins never has.
“If you want someone who has proven throughout their career that they’re... | more
Statement from Mike Florio, Campaign Manager, Suozzi 2016 (NY-03) on Martins campaign “poll”
“It is indisputable that Tom Suozzi has a commanding lead in this race. Public and internal polling consistently shows Tom with a double digit lead. After shopping around, and paying four different firms for four different polls, it’s evident that Martins finally found one that tells him what he wants to hear so he can use it to bolster his... | more
Democrat Tom Suozzi’s bipartisan appeal has given him a 16-percentage-point lead over Republican Jack Martins in the 3rd Congressional District, according to a Newsday/News 12/Siena College poll released Saturday.
Fifty percent of respondents favor Suozzi, a former Nassau County executive, 34 percent favor Martins, a state senator, and 15 percent remain undecided in the race to replace retiring Rep. Steve Israel (D-Huntington), the... | more