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Nassau Police Union backs five Republicans for state senators

Progressive policies such as bail reform, rising crime and the 'Defend the Police' campaign have led Nassau's police union to I support Republicans in state Senate elections.

Police officials argued that crime-friendly policies came from the far left, and several unions on Long Island decided to take action. In my opinion, many Democrats stood up to them and didn't stop this rhetoric," Nassau County Police Benevolent President Tommy Shevlin told the Post.

"We need to understand who is speaking out and who is supporting the police," he added.

The approval from the Nassau PBA, along with support from the County Sheriff's Association and the Detective Association, will be made official at Tuesday's Minneola event.

Additional push from the police union saw incumbent State Senator Alexis Wake win re-election and Attorney Patricia Kanzonelli Fitzpatrick his two races for newly elected seats along the South Shore. can help you stay competitive in

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A miracle election in which police officer James Cole ousted Democratic state senator Kevin Thomas, former Republican state senator Jack Martin – a process that led to the current Senate line in the controversy - who played a key role in - faces a double-digit difference to his two peers. - Incumbent State Senator Anna Kaplan.

Support from the police union could prove particularly important in the race against County Councilman Steve Rose and longtime state senator John Brooks.

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Former President Donald Trump said in 2020 he will score more than 3 points. won the constituency by a margin of According to a analysis of the new state Senate map by CUNY Mapping Services.

But campaign finance records show that as of mid-July, Rose had $58,193 on hand, compared to Brooks' $240,330, facing Republican challengers. emphasizing the difficulties

"These endorsements will certainly raise the profile of our race and reinforce the message that we are here fighting for the people and fighting for their safety." And I'm sure that will lead to financial support in addition to political support," Rhoads told The Post Monday night.

Republicans released on bail The backlash against reforms has given him hopes of a victory on Long Island this November.

Thomas, Kaplan, and Brooks, who were unable to be reached for comment by the late Monday night publication time, won re-election in 2020, but the Republicans against the Democratic Party's public safety record. The record on bail reform has been relatively mild, despite the ferocious attacks of the A left-handed colleague.

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The three incumbent Democrats have historically been Republican Reversed seats and won elections for the first time in 2018. They are part of a broader Democratic sweep in the suburbs that gave them control of the state's Senate and House of Representatives, and are expected to vote this November.

Losing control of the state Senate is unlikely to change much for the Democrats, but losing a few seats in Long Island could mean the end of the Democratic supermajority in the state Senate.

Republicans say one issue, more important than others, will be key to electoral success in regaining state senatorial seats lost to Democrats in recent cycles. there is ``The main problem is crime. told the Post about the controversial criminal justice reforms that helped

"There is a general feeling out there that people want a return to a normal state of law and order. I think that's what our candidates represent." Cairo added.