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Independent Sentinel by S. Noble

Born and raised Long Islander, Army veteran, and Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin is being challenged in New York’s CD 1 by long-time Manhattanite, summering-in-the-Hamptons-Democrat, Perry Gershon.

The differences between the two could hardly be more stark.  Zeldin joined the ROTC while attending the University at Albany and earning a degree in law.  Probably the longest period of time he’s been away from his middle class Shirley/Mastic home was during training with the prestigious 82nd Airborne;  followed by his subsequent deployment to Iraq.  

His twin girls have been attending the same public schools Lee attended decades ago.  The local, community minded congressman was a NYS Senator that cast consequential votes reducing taxes, and currently serves as a Major in the Army Reserves.  

His opponent, Perry Gershon, nicknamed “Park Avenue Perry”, has been basically a fair-weather visitor to his summer house in the very tony Hamptons. Gershon registered on Long Island only after he decided to run for Congress[…]

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