News 12 hosts Suffolk County executive debate
The candidates for Suffolk County executive faced off in a News 12 debate Tuesday night.
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Republican Ed Romaine exchanged jabs with Democrat Dave Calone over topics including taxes, the environment and public safety.
Romaine touted his 40-year career in public service, including his current role as Brookhaven town supervisor.
Calone presented himself as a political outsider, emphasizing his experience as a prosecutor and a business leader.
The debate turned heated on multiple occasions, with both candidates going into attack mode and accusing the other of lying.