Despite previously being rivals for the position of Nassau County executive, today two local Democratic politicians united, in an effort to bring together members of the party in the county.
Businessman Adam Haber, who previously battled former county executive Thomas Suozzi for the Democratic party nomination today announced his support for his former political rival in the upcoming November election, according to Newsday.
Both men had waged a long, sometimes contentious, campaign for the nomination. In the end, though, it was Suozzi who won the nomination. Suozzi was certainly the more experienced politician, having served two terms as county executive before being defeated in 2009 by the current county executive, Republican Edward Mangano.
The election is already shaping up to be quite exciting, with both men bringing different ideas to the table on how to fix current issues in Nassau County. Certainly, the upcoming debates between Suozzi and Mangano will be interesting, with the biggest issue being county property taxes. The cornerstone of Mangano's current advertising campaign has been addressing how Suozzi raised property taxes in the county during his time in office, while Mangano has prided himself on lowering taxes during the last four years.
Whatever the final outcome of the election is, one thing is for certain: it will certainly be an interesting few months until the election.