Physicist Elaine DiMasi (D) declaring her congressional candidacy in eastern Long Island’s NY-1 is another in a long line of upcoming crowded Democratic primaries. Ms. DiMasi became the sixth Democrat so far to announce, once again establishing a pattern of having so many contenders vying for the party nomination that the eventual winner will be pushed far to the left, thus potentially making him or her unacceptable to an electorate who has in multiple elections voted a Republican into Congress. Ms. DiMasi is projected to be a serious candidate, but likely the favorite for the nomination remains former Suffolk County legislator Vivian Viloria Fisher. Two-term incumbent Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley/The Hamptons) will seek re-election.
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