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Gaughran’s Daily Kos Boost

Nick Reisman
State of Politics

The left-leaning Daily Kos website last week gave a boost to the campaign of Democratic state Senate candidate Jim Gaughran, pointing to his race on Long Island as key to helping flip control of the chamber.

Gaughran’s shoutout on the website led to 4,000 individual contributions totaling more than $47,000 as a result, his campaign said.

Gaughran is running to unseat Republican Sen. Carl Marcellino.

The race was one of eight state legislative contests highlighted by the website, which pointed to the first time he ran for the seat in 2016.

“So it would seem that in 2018 Gaughran would be able to cruise to victory in a better year for Democrats,” the website wrote. “But Marcellino’s taking his challenge far more seriously time, and using New York landlord money to try and drag Gaughran into the gutter. This is an expensive race, but your dollars could really make a difference in the lives of New Yorkers.”