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POLL: Blakeman, Scaturro, or Vista for GOP Congressional Nominee?

Republicans Bruce Blakeman, Frank Scaturro, and Mike Vista will square off in next week's primaries. Who will win?

Three Republicans are vying for their party's nomination to run for Congress in the Fourth District, a position Rep. Carolyn McCarthy announced she will give up after this term.

Bruce Blakeman, Frank Scaturro, and Mike Vista all come from legal backgrounds and have similar goals in their campaigns but have traveled very different paths in their careers.

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."

Scaturro, 41, is an attorney who ran unsuccessfully in 2010 and 2012 for the Republican nomination. Scaturro also support cutting taxes, encouraging job creation, renewing a commitment to armed forces, finding a "new direction" for healthcare by repealing the Affordable Care Act, and more. Read about his stances here.

"If we want to address this crisis of mismanagement in government that is mortgaging our future, then change needs to start with someone who has walked the walk and someone who has stood up to the special interests," Scaturro told Newsday.

A U.S. Army and Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran, Mike Vista has also served in law and was a prosecutor for the King's County District Attorney's office.

Vista has promised to fight tax increases that affect businesses, repeal Obamacare, increase National Defense Spending and benefits for veterans, and to create longterm jobs. Read more here.

"Washington spending is out of control and more middle class Americans on Long Island are struggling just to stay afloat," said Vista. "I have spent my entire life on Long Island, served my country in Iraq, and I want to serve my fellow Long Islanders in Congress. Send a real fighter to Washington this November!"

Primaries are Tuesday for the Fourth District.

Who is your pick for the Republican nomination? Vote in the poll above and weigh in below in the comments.

joe thrapp June 23, 2014 at 04:25 PM
WE deal in facts. Rumors are for losers. You chose to make a persons individual finances an issue from one of your own make believe standards that you have designed. Mr. Scaturro meets all the standards set out by the Federal Election Committee as far as finances and residency. You don't have to worry where Mr. Bruce lives. In NYS you do not have to be a resident of the congressional district in which you run. Next time Mr. Bruce can try an easier district like the the NYS 19th. He can get a post office box in Otsego. The only drawback is does the Mondello Machine reach that far North.
joe thrapp June 23, 2014 at 10:26 PM
hey, how do you like Blakeman's recent commercial? It just goes to show you the depths that Blakeman can go. The republican in the video is not just a guy in the street.He is a member of the Mondello Bosses Club. You can find him and the other Mondello crew any day sitting right up there on the Clubs porch.Oh I forgot this False advertisement of Republican Club lies was sponsored by " Where is Bruce Blakeman".
Tracey Weinstein June 25, 2014 at 12:11 AM
Hey Joe- who won
Chris June 25, 2014 at 09:00 AM
The Voters deserve what they get. The decline in the quality of life in New York has been going on for quite some time now. It will continue. Who won? Party Politics won.
Tracey Weinstein June 25, 2014 at 10:54 AM
Have to put the loss on Frank and his poor campaigning strategies. He has gone down in votes in each of the three primaries he lost.

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