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Altschuler fires first shot of campaign season

1st Congressional District candidate Randy Altschuler is up and running with his first campaign ad. The campaign video will begin airing today on local television.

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Bishop Opponent Hits Airwaves

Businessman Randy Altschuler (R) is up with his first ad slamming Rep. Tim Bishop (D-NY). The straight-to-camera ad has Altschuler seeking to focus voter anger at Bishop. Though Bishop never served in the state legislature, Altschuler cites “shenanigans in Albany” along with DC bailouts.

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Tim Bishop Standing on Shaky Ground After Voting with Pelosi 97 Percent of the Time

Republican challenger and businessman Randy Altschuler’s entry into the race is not helping Tim Bishop’s reelection prospects. Polling shows Long Islanders prefer a businessman who has created jobs and will stand for fiscal responsibility. The polling also shows Republican candidate Altschuler leading the incumbent Democrat 40 percent to 31 percent on an informed ballot.

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Randy Altschuler launches anti-bailout ad in N.Y.

Randy Altschuler, a wealthy businessman who is challenging Rep. Tim Bishop (D-N.Y.), references Congress’s bailout of the financial industry twice in this ad. It’s a gameplan that has already been employed by former WWE CEO Linda McMahon (R) in Connecticut’s Senate race and is sure to be repeated once other candidates can scrounge up the funds (both Altschuler and McMahon are self-funders).

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NY-01: GOP Shows Potential Trouble For Bishop

Caveat: this poll was conducted for Randy Altschuler‘s campaign. On the surface, these may seem like strong numbers for Bishop as he holds a 20-point lead. But underneath, the numbers don’t look quite as rosy for the four-term Congressman. Altschuler is a complete unknown in this district and yet he holds Bishop to under 50% of the vote, and he has the resources to get his name out there. Also, Obama’s approval rating in the district is only 47% in a district he won with 52% of the vote last year, and the Republicans lead in the generic ballot question 38%-34%. This district, which takes in much of Eastern Long Island (east of about Stony Brook or so), is exactly the kind of district the GOP needs to win back if they want control of the House.

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Republicans are excited about Randy Altschuler

After winning the seat in 2002, Cong. Tim Bishop (D) hasn’t faced much of a challenge. But this cycle, Republicans are excited about wealthy entrepreneur Randy Altschuler and believe he has the resources and resume to win the Long Island district.

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Altschuler campaign gaining momentum

Randy Altschuler’s candidacy to unseat Bishop continues to receive favorable local and national press. This is a clear indication that the Altschuler campaign is beginning to carry momentum into the New Year.

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Red State Weekly Political Synopsis

Republican challenger Randy Altschuler is releasing the results of his internal McLaughlin & Associates poll (11/18-19; 300 registered NY-1 voters) to underscore the fact that incumbent Rep. Tim Bishop (D) is already under 50% on the ballot test.

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Bishop showing some weakness

… The McLaughlin & Assoc. (R) poll, taken for businessman Randy Altschuler (R), shows Bishop leading by a wide 46% to 26% margin. It’s a big gap, but the fact that a 4-term incumbent who won in ‘08 with 58% is polling below 50% could be an indication of trouble ahead. Altschuler is barely known in the district, and if allowed to define himself, he has nowhere to go but up …

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SSP Daily Digest: 12/3

Here’s an internal in a race where the incumbent is considered potentially vulnerable: Democratic Rep. Tim Bishop, in Long Island’s 1st. The internal, taken by wealthy Republican Randy Altschuler by McLaughlin & Assocs. gives Bishop a big lead, 46-26. Still, Altschuler hasn’t introduced himself to the district yet and is likely only to gain ground, so Bishop might want to take notice that he’s polling below the magic 50% mark.

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