Fourth District Republicans have chosen Bruce Blakeman to run on the GOP ticket for Congress in November.
Blakeman defeated Frank Scaturro with 8,461 votes against Scaturro's 4,404, according to the Nassau County Board of Elections. Blakeman garnered 65.07 percent of the vote compared to Scaturro's 33.87 percent.
Blakeman, 58, has served as a Nassau County Legislator and was a nominee for State Comptroller in 1998 and U.S. Senate in 2010. Blakeman's platforms revolve around tax cuts and decreased business regulation, strengthening the U.S. Military, repealing the Affordable Care Act, and finding new energy sources. Read more about his stances here.
"I am the true, grassroots Republican in the race," Blakeman told Newsday. "And, if voters want to elect a conservative Republican to Congress, I am the only one in the race who can defeat the Democratic candidate."
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