Blakeman Declares Victory Over Nassau Exec Curran, Who’s Not Conceding


Republican Bruce Blakeman declared victory Tuesday night over Democratic incumbent Nassau County Executive Laura Curran, who said she is waiting until absentee ballots are counted.

Blakeman, a Hempstead Town Councilman and former presiding officer of the county legislature, had 52% of the vote, or a lead of more than 11,000 votes over Curran, who had 47%, according to the unofficial early returns tallied by the Nassau Board of Elections.

“We went against a very, very popular, well-funded incumbent and we’re in a great position right now,” Blakeman told cheering supporters at The Coral House in Baldwin, where the Nassau GOP held its election night watch party. 

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