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Rep. McCarthy not seeking re-election

Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy at her home in Mineola.

Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy at her home in Mineola. (Jan. 8, 2014) (January 8, 2014 7:51 PM)

Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-Mineola) announced Wednesday afternoon that she will not seek re-election. McCarthy, 70, was diagnosed last year with lung cancer and began chemotherapy sessions last summer. The eight-term congresswoman has been a strong advocate for gun control since after her husband was killed in the 1993 Long Island Rail Road massacre. Her son was injured during the incident. McCarthy...

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