Times Herald Record: Basile waging only-if-Larkin-retires election campaign

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A Rockland County resident angling for fellow Republican Bill Larkin’s Senate seat has posted billboards, spoken at events and sent campaign-style mailings to spread his name in Orange County, waging an only-if-he-retires campaign that the longtime incumbent appears to support.

The billboards and mailings declare that “Tom Basile gets it” and “We’re all in this together,” without mentioning a political race or explaining why Basile is promoting himself. But the answer is subtly provided in the barely perceptible place names listed in the blue field behind his slogans: the 14 towns and one city in New York’s 39th Senate District.

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