Democrat Curran backed by WFP for Nassau County executive

Newsday

The Working Families Party has endorsed Democrat Laura Curran for Nassau County executive, dealing a blow to her primary foe Charles Lavine, who’d also sought the backing.

Long Island Progressive Coalition director Lisa Tyson, a Working Families leader, said Friday that both Curran, a county legislator from Baldwin, and Lavine, an assemblyman from Glen Cove, have progressive records — but that the party sees Curran as more viable in a general election.

Top Nassau Republicans are backing former State Sen. Jack Martins of Old Westbury.

“It was a very tough decision,” Tyson said. “But we need the strongest candidate against Jack Martins.”

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