Minority communities could make difference in Democratic primary for Nassau exec.

Minority communities could make a difference in the Democratic primary for Nassau county executive, according to Newsday’s Joye Brown. Newsday’s Joye Brown says polls show

Left, Democratic candidate for Nassau County Executive Thomas

Left, Democratic candidate for Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi, who will face Adam Haber, right, in the primary election. (Aug. 22, 2013, Aug. 23, 2013) (Credit: Howard Schnapp, Danielle Finkelstein)

WOODBURY - Minority communities could make a difference in the Democratic primary for Nassau county executive, according to Newsday’s Joye Brown.

Former County Executive Tom Suozzi and Rosyln businessman Adam Haber are vying for the chance to run against incumbent County Executive Ed Mangano.

Newsday’s Joye Brown says polls show Suozzi way ahead of political newcomer Haber, but that shifting demographics and Haber’s support from minority communities could be a factor in the final results.

“Adam Haber went into these communities, he went street by street, block by block,” she says.

Leaders in the African-American community, including civil rights attorney Fred Brewington, threw their support behind Haber today. Suozzi says his record speaks for itself though, pointing to his appointments in his administration and his endorsements from African-American and Hispanic officials.

News 12 Long Island will re-air the debate between Suozzi and Haber this Sunday at 7:30 p.m.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

1 Long Island Sportscast, Dec. 9
Police say an Uber driver was attacked after 2 Uber driver attacked in Bethpage over Thanksgiving weekend
Although he won't take office for a few 3 Suozzi urges fellow Democrats to 'find religion'
Suffolk police say a body was found behind 4 Police: Body found behind auto parts store
Immigrant advocates are calling for law enforcement agencies 5 Immigrant advocates ask officials not to work with ICE

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

Questions ranged from the future of the Long Nassau exec. hopefuls Suozzi, Haber debate

News 12 hosted a debate tonight between Nassau County executive hopefuls Tom Suozzi and Adam

News 12 Long Island's Lea Tyrrell hosts a Democrats to pick Nassau executive candidate

On Tuesday, at 7:00 p.m., News 12 Long Island's Lea Tyrrell hosts a special Island

A Newsday/Siena College poll shows Tom Suozzi and Newsday/Siena poll: Suozzi, Mangano tied

A Newsday/Siena College poll shows Tom Suozzi and incumbent Ed Mangano are in a virtual

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE