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Curran says she would've won reelection if Kaminsky wasn't on the Democratic ticket

Republican Bruce Blakeman defeated Curran by a little over 2,100 votes in a year when the Democrats lost a slew of races across the country.

News 12 Staff

Dec 14, 2021, 10:30 PM

Updated 917 days ago

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Nassau County Executive Laura Curran says she would have won reelection if she didn't have to share the Democratic ticket with State Sen. Todd Kaminsky.
"There's no doubt in my mind that I would have won if he were not on the ticket," Curran said while speaking on the "Bernie and Sid in the Morning" show on 77 WABC radio.
She says bail reform was a very toxic issue on Long Island, and Republicans told her they were thinking of voting for her but didn't know about Kaminsky for district attorney.
Republican Bruce Blakeman defeated Curran by a little over 2,100 votes in a year when the Democrats lost a slew of races across the country.
Curran said she "tried to be a team player" when asked if she should have done more to distance herself from Kaminsky, who played a key role in Albany's controversial bail reform legislation.
Nassau and state Democratic Party Chairman Jay Jacobs says it's not fair to blame any one person or issue for the defeat.
"I think what happened here is that her candidacy and all the good work that she did was overwhelmed by the national mood," Jacobs says.
Meanwhile, Curran told the radio show that she doesn't know if she feels at home in either political party.


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