WATCH: Lee Zeldin, George Demos face off in first debate

05/28/2014 8:00 AM |
Republican candidates for Congress, Lee Zeldin (L) and George Demos. (Credit: LI News Radio)

Republican candidates for Congress, Lee Zeldin (L) and George Demos. (Credit: LI News Radio)

The two candidates for the Republican congressional nomination next month faced off in a debate last Friday on Long Island News Radio, tackling issues such as illegal immigration, veterans’ health, unemployment benefits, Ukraine, and other issues.

Lee Zeldin — a two-time state Senator from Shirley who has support of the GOP establishment — and George Demos — a former Securities and Exchange Commission lawyer who has attempted twice in the past to get the First District seat, backing out once — will vie for Republican support on June 24.

The winner of the race will face six-time incumbent Tim Bishop (D-Southampton) this fall.

Watch their debate below:

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