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2016 Nominee Weighing Rematch

Tim Gomes dropped out of the race last month.

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Ally Mutnick
Jan. 2, 2018, 11 a.m.

Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory (D) is considering a run for Congress, despite having previously written off a mid. His “mulling comes in the wake of Democrats’ Alabama Senate upset, fallout over the new tax cut law and President Donald Trump’s continued tumble in the polls.” Gregory, the 2016 nominee against Rep. Pete King (R), said he would decide in January. “Gregory last year ran an uphill campaign against” King. “But national Democrats never targeted the race and Gregory raised just $400,000, losing to King 181,506 to 107,725, even though 69 percent of the electorate in that district now comes from Suffolk.” (Newsday)

Meanwhile, businessman Tim Gomes (D), “who launched a bid for Congress against” King “by putting $1 million into his campaign fund three months ago, dropped out of the race Friday, citing business and personal commitments. Gomes, 57, an owner of an Holbook lighting and electrical supply firm, issued an announcement saying he needed to ‘suspend my campaign’ because he ‘will not be able to commit.’” (Newsday)


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