From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
November 12, 2018
Perhaps even more media outlets than usual covered the Nassau County Democratic Election Results Watch this Nov. 6th, for one of the most hotly contested Congressional races nationally was NY District 2, and the Democratic candidate, Liuba Grechen Shirley, was on site there at the Garden City Hotel.
A surprise victor at the event was Kevin Thomas, who, despite modest campaign funds and no name recognition, strategically defeated Republican 29-year incumbent Senator Kemp Hannon. Chase, who was five when his opponent started in office, will become the first Indian American NYS senator.
Though there wasn’t a similar upset outcome for the race between Republican 26-year incumbent Pete King and blue wave, pink wave, first time candidate Liuba Grechen Shirley, it was a very close contest.
Each candidate was in the lead at some point, making for a night of emotional crests and troughs for Grechen Shirley and her supporters, many of whom were there wearing Liuba campaign t-shirts and buttons.
- VIDEO – 2018 Nassau County Democratic Committee, Election Night:
- Democratic candidates and elected officials at the event &/or in above photo video include:
Congresswoman Kathleen Rice, NY05
Congressman Tom Suozzi, NY03
Liuba Grechen Shirley, Congressional candidate NY02
NYS Senator John Brooks, District 5
NYS Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, District 35, Senate Minority Leader
NYS Senator-Elect James Gaughran, District 8
NYS Senator Todd Kaminsky, District 9
NYS Senator-Elect Anna Kaplan, District 7
NYS Senator-Elect Kevin Thomas, District 6
NYS Assemblywoman-Elect Judy Griffin, District 21
Mike Reid, NYS Assembly candidate, District 14
Joanne Curran Perrucci, candidate for Nassau County District Court judge, District 4
Steve Bellone, Suffolk County Supervisor
Laura Gillen, Hempstead Town Supervisor
2018 Election Night, Garden City: GALLERY
“2018 Election Night, Garden City”: PHOTO VIDEO