Laura Curran loses as Red wave sweeps Long Island

Mineola, NY:  Republicans headed Wednesday to be on their way to victories in all three major races on Long Island, and many minor ones.

In the race for Nassau County Executive, Republican nominee Bruce Blakeman declared victory Tuesday night over Democratic incumbent Laura Curran, reported ABC News.

“We went against a very, very popular, well-funded incumbent, and we’re in a great position right now,” Blakeman said.

In a statement Wednesday, Curran said she’s not conceding and that many votes still needed to be counted. But Blakeman’s  margin of 4.5 points looked unbeatable.

Curran is more of a centrist Democrat who was known for working both sides of the aisle, but in the end, experts say Long Island is traditionally republican in its infrastructure.

In the race for Nassau County District Attorney, Republican Anne Donnelly defeated Democrat Todd Kaminsky.

“Thank you for caring enough about Nassau County to want to keep it safe,” Donnelly said. “And thanks for backing the candidate who backs the blue…I’m excited to get to work and make a difference, as I’ve tried to do for the last 32 years.”

For Nassau County Comptroller, Elaine Phillips comfortably beat her Democrat rival, Ryan Cronin.

For Supervisor of Town of Oyster Bay, incumbent Joseph Saladino found his Democrat rival no match.

Rose Walker had a cakewalk over Indian American candidate Raja Singh (D) from Nassau Legislature District 17.

Thanks to the red wave, Indian American Ragini Srivastava who unsuccessfully contested other elections before on the Republican ticket, won this time to become Town Clerk, Town of North Hempstead.

In Suffolk County, incumbent District Attorney Tim Sini conceded the race to Republican challenger Ray Tierney, a former federal prosecutor.
Suffolk voters also elected a Republican supermajority to the County Legislature.

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