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Lally v. Labate: The Race for Third District Republican Nomination

Grant Lally, left, and Stephen Labate, right, are running in Tuesday's Republican primary in the 3rd Congressional District. Credit: LallyForCongress/facebook and Stephen-Labate-for-Congress-2014/facebook.
Grant Lally, left, and Stephen Labate, right, are running in Tuesday's Republican primary in the 3rd Congressional District. Credit: LallyForCongress/facebook and Stephen-Labate-for-Congress-2014/facebook.

Grant Lilly and Stephen Labate are running in Tuesday's Republican primary in the 3rd Congressional District as they vie to unseat Rep. Steve Israel, D-Huntington. Polls are open from 6 a.m.-9 p.m. For voter registration information, and voting location, click here.

Here is an overview of the candidates, and more can be learned by visiting the websites of both Labate and Lally.

Stephen Labate: The Deer Park resident, 46, is a financial planner and a military veteran. He currently holds the rank of lieutenant colonel. Labate has been called to active service three times since the attacks of Sept. 11, including a lengthy deployment to Iraq. The Republican has made economic matters a major part of his platform, supporting tax cuts and regulation reduction to boost job growth in the private sector. He would rein in federal spending and work to repeal the Affordable Health Care Act, improve border security, strengthen programs for veterans. Though he’s never held public office, Labate did run for the 3rd District seat against Israel in 2012. Learn more about Labate, his platform and endorsement by visiting his website.

Grant Lally: The Lloyd Harbor resident, 52, is an attorney who served on the recount team during the 2000 presidential election, assisting George W. Bush. Grant said he also worked with Bush on foreign policy towards Ireland. Lally said he would cut back on regulations and taxes in part to promote job growth. He would also work to repeal the Affordable Health Care Act. In both 1994 and 1996, Lally ran against Democratic Rep. Gary Ackerman, but did not win either time. Lally has picked up endorsements from the Nassau, Suffolk, and state Republican committees, as well as from leaders of New York’s, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Conservative parties. Learn more about Lally, his platform and endorsements by visiting his website.

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