Field Narrows in East End Congressional Primary

Two Democrats have dropped out of the primary election to challenge U.S. Rep. Nick LaLota (R-Rocky Point), the congressman who represents the East End, leaving three of five candidates.

Former New York State Sen. Jim Gaughran (D-Northport) and former congressional aide Kyle Hill both suspended their campaigns at the end of February shortly after the Suffolk County Republican Committee endorsed LaLota’s campaign for a second term.