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Sauberman Announces Suozzi Primary Challenge

The political newcomer was inspired by Bernie Sanders.

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Feb. 8, 2018, 10:38 a.m.

Insurance broker Josh Sauberman (D) kicked off his primary challenge to Rep. Tom Suozzi (D) with “a modest event” across the street from his old high school, inspired by Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-VT) presidential campaign.

“Sauberman, who lives in Syosset, said he voted for Suozzi in 2016 but expressed disappointment” that Suozzi isn’t pushing harder for a single-payer health care system and “was also critical of Suozzi’s time as county executive, saying he was partly responsible for Nassau’s dysfunctional tax assessment system.”

Sauberman “readily admits that he faces an uphill climb in becoming as well known … as Souzzi, who was already known as the former mayor of Glen Cove and former Nassau County executive before running for Congress in 2016. But Sauberman has promised a blitz of media events and town hall events — similar to the ones Suozzi held and Sauberman often attended — to raise his profile before the primary in June.” (Great Neck Island Now)


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