Levy to switch parties to run for governor

A spokeswoman for Democratic Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy has confirmed to News 12 Long Island that he will switch parties to run for governor.

Rene Babich says after making the announcement Friday in Albany, Levy will seek the nominations of the Republican and Conservative parties for the fall election.

Levy has said that he would be a stronger candidate for governor than former Long Island Congressman Rick Lazio, who has been running since last year.

Some political experts say Levy isn't likely to lose voters by switching parties because the electorate is frustrated with both federal and state officials regardless of partisan labels.

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