King spoke to Newsday about declining republican fortunes and says “I think they’re two separate [problems] that came together at the same time,” King said yesterday. “There were local issues, going back to the late 1990s, in Nassau County with its budget problems. And Suffolk has had a disunited Republican party. Even just taking the congressional seats on Long Island, we didn’t lose any of them due to national issues,” he said, as some local losses came in otherwise flush GOP years."
Just in case King forgot, Carolyn McCarthy ran on Gun Control which is a national issue and she won and keeps winning.
And FYI Peter, the Nassau County budget problems existed in the early 1990's when YOU were the County Comptroller.