Suozzi tops for Democratic challengers
Jul 05, 2016 | 14888 views | 0 0 comments | 923 923 recommendations | email to a friend | print
After failing to win an election that last three times he ran, Tom Suozzi finally came out on top.

The former Nassau County executive bested four other candidates to win the Democratic Primary in the 3rd Congressional District, a post left open after Steve Israel announced that he would be stepping down after 15 years.

Suozzi will now likely face State Senator Jack Martins in the November general election. (If you were paying attention last week, you might recall that Martins is being dogged in court by a Republican challenger who was kicked off the primary ballot.)

Suozzi was once a big name in New York State politics, but things started to go south for him in 2006 when he was trounced by Eliot Spitzer in the gubernatorial primary by an 82-18 margin, even losing his own county 59-41.

Or course, looking back now we're sure that Suozzi feels at least a little bit vindicated given how far Spitzer himself fell from the public graces when news of his rampant infidelity surfaced.

Suozzi then lost his own re-election bid in 2009 to Republican Ed Mangano. After the election, reports surfaced that Suozzi still have $1 million in his campaign war chest, leading many to speculate that he never took Mangano seriously as a candidate.

Suozzi tried to recapture his post, but he lost again to Mangano in a comeback bid in 2011.

Now Suozzi is in a prime position to make a return to public office, he'll just have to get past Martins first. Let's see if he takes this Republican candidate seriously.
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