L.I. Dem Mulls Run for Governor on Conservative Line

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    Steve Levy

    Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy, a registered Democrat, says he's seeking support from Conservative Party leaders as he considers a run for governor as a Republican.

    Levy, a Democrat, told NBCNewYork that he met today with several upstate Conservative leaders to try and earn their support to get on the ballot as a Republican.  "They've invited me to come to talk to them.  I said that's just fine.  They like my fiscal conservatism," he said.

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    Levy reportedly met in Brooklyn Sunday with Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long.  Long said his executive committee likely will endorse former Republican Rep. Rick Lazio, but indicated that a change is not impossible, the Daily News reported.

    For his part, Levy said he also hasn't ruled out running as an independent or making a play for the Democratic nomination.  Gov. David Paterson has said he won't run, and Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has yet to make his interest in the office official.