Post by JeÃus
On Tue, 2 Nov 2021 15:52:45 -0700 (PDT), Geoff Rove
And 5 drawer handles. Soaked for 1 hour in green cleaning solution. I still need to wipe the wood doors. Wet fingers and cooking fumes do accumulate.
Don't forget to polish the door hinges.
Republican scores an upset in a district attorney race on Long Island.
A Republican won a highly competitive district attorney race on Long Island that was seen as a key test of
Democratic strength in the suburbs and support for left-leaning criminal justice measures.
Timothy Sini, the Democratic incumbent in Suffolk County, conceded to Raymond Tierney, the Republican challenger,
late Tuesday night.
Just west in Nassau County — in another district attorney race seen as a similar test for Democrats — Anne Donnelly, a
first-time Republican candidate, declared victory. However, The Associated Press has not called the race for her, and
the Democratic candidate, State Senator Todd Kaminsky, has not conceded.
Both races, outside New York City, were seen as bellwethers of the Democratic Party’s standing in the suburbs, and
they may have national resonance for Republicans as they seek to regain control of Congress in next year’s midterm elections.
In Nassau, Democrats entered the race with high hopes of keeping the seat blue — it has been held by a Democrat
since 2006 — but party insiders grew increasingly nervous as Election Day approached and Republicans waged what
appeared to be an effective campaign attacking Mr. Kaminsky for supporting the state’s contentious bail law in 2019.
There are more registered Democrats than Republicans in Nassau County, though more Republicans tend to vote in
off-year elections, a trend that was apparently amplified on Tuesday.
Mr. Kaminsky, a former federal prosecutor and third-term state senator from Long Beach, was widely seen as the
favorite at the outset of the race. A legislator since 2015, he had wider name recognition than Ms. Donnelly and a
deep well of financial support.
But Ms. Donnelly, a first-time candidate who was virtually unknown to voters, spent aggressively on mailers and digital
ads that attacked Mr. Kaminsky for supporting the bail law, which stopped criminal courts from setting cash bail on
most misdemeanors and nonviolent felonies. She was also endorsed by a coalition of law enforcement unions and by
the editorial board of Newsday, the largest daily newspaper on Long Island.
The race quickly turned into one of the most competitive in a state where Democrats were expected to win most of the
top offices on Tuesday, with each camp spending millions of dollars and accusing the other of lying.