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Prospective Candidates Line Up For Change To Vie For Bishop’s Congressional Seat

Businessman Randy Altschuler, according to his campaign website and is now executive chairman of CloudBlue which recycles electronic equipment, filed his intention to run with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) last week…

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National GOP aims to defeat Bishop

“… National and local GOP representatives have already discussed a potential campaign against Bishop with Randy Altschuler of St. James, chairman of the board of CloudBlue, an electronics recycling consultancy firm. Alschuler’s bid has already begun to garner “some positive attention,” and the candidate is “very dedicated to working,” Mazzola said…”

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New York Rep. Bishop Still Favored, But Not Safe

But it appears that his run of easy re-election wins in the 1st District, over inexperienced Republican competition, is going to end in 2010. He faces an energized Republican party base and a challenge by wealthy Republican entrepreneur Randy Altschuler, who formally launched his campaign Aug. 12 and has the capacity to self-fund.

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Entrepreneur Taking on Bishop in New York 1

from CQ Politics:

Businessman Randy Altschuler is mounting a challenge to New York Rep. Timothy H. Bishop, heightening the possibility the four-term congressman will face his first tough re-election battle.

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Republicans land top challenger against Bishop

from the Scorecard today:

Businessman Randy Altschuler announced today that he’s challenging the four-term congressman, who represents eastern Long Island in the House.

In an implicit slap at Bishop for avoiding town hall meetings with constituents, Atlschuler said his focus will be listening to the constituents of New York’s First District

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Businessman Randy Altschuler Files to Run for Congress in NY-01

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 11, 2009

EAST SETAUKET, NY: Businessman Randy Altschuler has formally filed a statement of candidacy for US Congress in New York’s First Congressional District with the Federal Election Commission, and issued the following statement:

“I am deeply concerned about our nation’s long-term fiscal stability. It is imperative that we get our economic house in order.

“I am committed to bringing my business experience – combined with a realistic, common-sense approach to problem solving – to help lower taxes, reform government and create jobs.

“As a businessman, I believe we cannot tax and spend our way out of this recession. As a husband and father, I also believe that we have a moral obligation to our children not to saddle them with a mountain of debt. We must ensure that future generations will have the same freedoms and opportunities we currently enjoy.

“My door will always be open, and I understand that it will be my job to listen to the concerns of the citizens of the First Congressional District. It would be an honor and privilege to serve them.”

Randy Altschuler is a businessman, former Fulbright Scholar and graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Business School. He is married to Cheryl Altschuler, MD, a practicing pediatrician in Shirley and Port Jefferson, New York. They have a young son, Noah, and reside in St. James, New York.

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