GLEN COVE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Democrats on Long Island are casting their ballots for Nassau County Executive.
Candidates Tom Suozzi and Adam Haber each expressed confidence about winning the democratic nod for Nassau County Executive as they greeted voters early Tuesday.
“Response has been great, it’s a big county, if we get a decent turnout I think I can win,” Haber said as he cast his vote in his hometown of East Hills. “We’ve had 20 years of party politics in Nassau County, it’s time for a new guy.”
“I’m very excited about the election today and looking forward to, hopefully, a celebration victory tonight,” Suozzi said as he cast his vote at the Glen Cove Middle School. “It’s going to be a very close election and it’s a fight for the future of Nassau County.”
Haber is a Roslyn businessman; Suozzi is the former two-term county executive.
The winner of Tuesday’s primary will face Republican incumbent Ed Mangano in November.
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A Siena College Poll from Aug. 30 had Suozzi holding a 33-point lead over Haber.
In a potential general election rematch between Mangano and Suozzi, the poll found 42 percent would vote for Suozzi and 41 percent would vote for Mangano.
Suozzi lost his re-election bid in a close contest to Mangano four years ago. Just 400 votes separated the two following a recount.
Polls are open until 9 p.m. Voters can find their polling place at http://www.elections.ny.gov.
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