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Rick Lazio's Governor Run Complicated By Challenger Steve Levy

05/19/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The campaign for the Republican nomination for governor was blown wide open on Thursday as the party's presumptive frontrunner, Rick A. Lazio, lost key support after a last-minute entry into the race by a conservative Long Island Democrat.

The Democrat, Steve Levy, was quickly amassing Republican endorsements, just hours after he said he would switch parties and seek the Republican nomination.

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