GOP Flips 3 NY State Senate Seats on Long Island

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Republicans flipped three New York State Senate seats on Long Island in Tuesday’s elections, but Democratic leaders maintain it wasn’t enough to give the GOP the majority in Albany’s upper legislative chamber.

Former state Sen. Jack Martins (R-Mineola) unseated state Sen. Anna Kaplan (D-North Hills) with 53% to 46% of the vote, Nassau County Legislator Steven Rhoads (R-Bellmore) ousted state Sen. John Brooks (D-Massapequa) 60% to 39% and Malverne village trustee Patricia Canzoneri-Fitzpatrick, a Republican, beat Bellerose Village Mayor Kenneth Moore, a Democrat, 56% to 43% to flip the seat held by former state Sen. Todd Kaminsky (D-Long Beach), according to unofficial early returns posted by the Nassau County Board of Elections.

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