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Election 2020

Term Limits Forgotten

Term limits are great talking points during political campaigns, but after getting elected, most officials lose interest in them. National Democratic strategists looking to push Representative Lee Zeldin out of office have seized on his 2014 victory over the incumbent, Tim Bishop, as evidence of just such a flip-flop.

Aug 29, 2019
Biden, Yang on Money Trail

Former Vice President Joe Biden, who leads a large group of hopefuls for the Democratic Party’s nomination to challenge President Trump next year, and Andrew Yang, who also seeks the party’s nomination, will benefit from fund-raisers scheduled for Saturday on the South Fork.

Aug 22, 2019
Whirlwind Trump Visit Is Big Dollar Win

Ronna McDaniel, co-chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, who was to attend on Friday, tweeted that the two events had raised $12 million.

Aug 15, 2019
Gershon Talks Guns, Trump

Perry Gershon, an East Hampton resident who narrowly lost a bid to unseat Representative Lee Zeldin last year and plans to challenge him again next year, made pointed remarks about recent mass shootings in the country to supporters on Saturday.

Aug 15, 2019
Campaign Cash: Mayor Pete Gets South Fork Nod

Campaign reporting data compiled from the Federal Election Commission’s website had some surprising statistics this week. Since December, Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., has received more individual donations from Southampton to Shelter Island than any other presidential candidate, Democrat or Republican — ahead of President Trump by a double-digit margin.     

Aug 8, 2019
Nancy Goroff Stony Brook Chemist Will Seek Democratic Nomination for Congress

Nancy Goroff, chairwoman of the university's chemistry department, aims to face Representative Lee Zeldin next year on the Democratic ticket.

Jul 9, 2019
Schultz Puts Presidential Hopes on Hold

Howard Schultz, the former chairman and chief executive of the Starbucks chain who is considering a run for president as an independent candidate, has put that deliberation on hold following three separate surgeries, he recently told supporters. 

Jun 20, 2019
A Professor Eyes Congress

Nancy Goroff, a professor and chairwoman of Stony Brook University’s chemistry department, told The Star this week that she will soon decide whether to seek the party’s nomination.

May 9, 2019