December 1, 2009

WHICH IS HOW LOTS OF DEMOCRATS WILL FEEL NEXT NOVEMBER:

Rising Star Suozzi Concedes Defeat (Steven Shepard, 12/01/09, Hotline)

Nassau Co. Exec. Tom Suozzi, once seen as a rising star in Dem circles in NY, conceded defeat today to a little-known GOP county legislator after results of a nearly month-long recount showed the incumbent trailing by 377 votes.

Suozzi, who lost the Dem GOV nod to Eliot Spitzer in '06, had been expected to cruise to a third term as chief exec. of the suburban Long Island county. But after the initial count, Suozzi trailed Legis. Ed Mangano (R) by 237 votes.

"I had no idea," Suozzi told Politico's Ben Smith last month after the election. "Both my polling and public polling and just the general reception I got from people in the street was, 'Don't worry about it, you're a shoo-in.'"

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 1, 2009 3:44 PM
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