Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi took the stage at Democratic Headquarters at the Long Island Marriott in Uniondale to address the room while he clung to a slim 100-plus vote margin.
Suozzi predicted that the race would not be over this day, but said it would probably be back and forth, debating for an unknown amount of time.
“But you know what? We’re gonna win this,” said Suozzi to a throng of cheering supporters.
He was joined on stage by Nassau Democratic Chairman Jay Jacobs and the rest of the County Dems, including Comptroller Howard Weitzman.
Weitzman, who has been ill and entered the room in a wheelchair, is also facing a close race.
Suozzi congratulated the Republicans on their win in the legislature, which swings the power back to the GOP and in effect could handcuff Suozzi.
Over 250,000 votes cast, and about 300 separated the candidates. The Dems promised recounts and absentee ballot review.
They left the stage with complete results unknown.
Just as the room seemed empty for the night, Suozzi announced that he was up 415 votes.