Dem lawmaker targeted by police unions projected to win reelection

Dem lawmaker targeted by police unions projected to win reelection


A Long Island state legislator who was targeted by police unions and his Republican foe as backing anti-cop legislation has pulled off a big comeback and is now projected to be re-elected, according to the New York Democratic Party.

State Sen. Kevin Thomas came roaring back in the vote totals on Monday after thousands of absentee ballots were counted that favored the incumbent by about 70 percent, the state Democratic Party said.

Thomas had lagged behind GOP challenger Dennis Dunne after in-person voting concluded, but now leads him by more than 1,400 votes with some 6,000 ballots left to be counted.

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“Kevin was truly a fighter and a leader for his district in his first term — from saving homeowners money by making the property tax cap permanent to cleaning up Long Island’s water sources, voters recognized the important achievements Senator Thomas accomplished and have rewarded him with another term in the New York State Senate,” Jay Jacobs, the

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