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  •  Thanks for the info! (0+ / 0-)

    I was quite surprised to see it on the big city list.  I know Long Island has a lot of towns that aren't well known to a lot of people outside the area that are pretty big.  Is Oyster Bay GOP leaning or do they like their incumbents?

    23, male, CA-18 (home and voting there), LA-01 (college).

    by Jeff Singer on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 06:54:52 PM PDT

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    •  The town (1+ / 0-)
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      is very ancestrally GOP which shows up heavily in local elections but more Democratic for state and federal elections. I had a government textbook once that compared the strength of the Republican party machine in our county (Nassau) with the Democratic Party in Cook County. There is also an ideological divide in the geography, with the north shore (Steve Israel's district) being more Democratic and the south shore (Peter King's district) being more Republican. Furthermore, most of the town officials are not very conservative; Venditto was recently accused of supporting too much taxing and spending. Also, the town council would likely have some Democrats if they were elected in districts (particularly from the north shore), but all of the members are elected on an at-large basis.

      NY-03 (Home), NY-23 (College)

      by epez21 on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 07:53:34 PM PDT

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