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NY GOP Centrists Surge in the Polls

Randy Altschuler, a Republican businessman on Long Island, remains in a tight race against Democratic incumbent Tim Bishop. One campaign source tells FrumForum that an internal poll taken within the last week shows Altschuler within two points. Bishop’s campaign is desperately bringing in the big guns, reportedly asking Andrew Cuomo, Bill Clinton and Joe Biden to campaign and fundraise in the dying weeks of the campaign.

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Tim Bishop coming under fire from constituents for cap-and-trade, obamacare, and taxes.

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2 groups’ ads boost Altschuler over Bishop

WASHINGTON – Two outside conservative advocacy groups have given Republican Randy Altschuler a definite edge over Democratic Rep. Tim Bishop in the ad war in the much-watched congressional race on Long Island’s East End.

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Tim Bishop has increasingly come under fire from his constituents for his positions on cap-and-trade and being a rubber stamp for Nancy Pelosi. This is in direct opposition to Randy Altschuler’s pledge to protect taxpayers.

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Another GOP stalwart succumbs to ‘Tea Party’ challenge, this time in N.Y.

Randy Altschuler defeated former president Richard Nixon’s grandson, Chris Cox, in a GOP free-for-all in a Long Island congressional district…Altschuler will face incumbent Democratic Rep. Timothy Bishop.

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Randy Altschuler Claims $1.8M Cash On Hand in NY-1 Fight

It was the best fundraising quarter ever, says Randy Altschuler, the conservative Republican candidate who, along with Christopher Cox and George Demos, is vying for the chance to knock out incumbent Democratic Rep. Tim Bishop in Long Island’s NY-1.

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The New York Republican establishment was handed a searing lesson in the perils of top-down machine politics last November.

Today, it’s the case of New York’s first congressional district, located in Long Island’s Suffolk County. Democratic Rep. Tim Bishop is in his fourth term in this battleground district, which George W. Bush won in 2004. He is under fire for party-line votes on everything from stimulus to health care. This is the sort of seat the GOP needs in order to gain a majority this fall.

The party looked set to do well. Businessman Randy Altschuler has been campaigning for more than a year on fiscal conservatism and pro-growth policies. The party banked him with strong fund raising and the endorsements of everyone from House GOP Whip Eric Cantor to local officials. He did face some competitors, including George Demos, a former SEC attorney, and Gary Berntsen, a former CIA official. New York has both Republican Party and Conservative Party ballot lines. In the usual course of things, Messrs. Altschuler, Demos and Berntsen would have engaged in a bottom-up competition for the committee votes and endorsements of the parties. One candidate would usually scoop both by spring, leaving him largely free to focus on Mr. Bishop.

Enter new state GOP party chairman Ed Cox—or rather, his son. Chris Cox, a lawyer, is a long-time resident of Manhattan. In January, however, he changed his voting address to his uncle’s house in the Hamptons and announced for NY 1. The airdrop of the party boss’s son caused an uproar.

Mr. Altschuler in May thumped Mr. Cox for the Conservative Party nomination, yet Mr. Cox keeps pursuing the Republican Party line. The Suffolk County GOP, under Ed Cox’s watchful eye, initially considered anointing his son. But grass-roots pushback has instead resulted in an open Sept. 14 primary for the Republican slot.

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Today In Near-Ground Zero Mosque News: Randy Altschuler Speaks Out

In Long Island’s NY-1, Republican Randy Altschuler poked at incumbent Democratic Rep. Tim Bishop, saying his response to the mosque proposal “can be summed up in one word; silence. Today, I call on him once again, to tell the voters of eastern Long Island where he stands on an important issue. Congressman Bishop, do you believe that the Cordoba Mosque and Islamic Center should be built yards from Ground Zero? A simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’ will suffice.”

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Right Doctor #122 – Interview with Randy Altschuler

New York guys: Conservative candidates in New York: Businessman Randy Altschuler in NY-1 on Long Island and Michael Grimm in NY-13 on Staten Island join Melissa to talk about the concerns in their Districts including the Ground Zero Mosque, illegal immigration and more.

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Nixon Grandson Finds the Going Rocky in Bid for Congress

Businessman Randy Altschuler appears to be the favorite in the GOP race in a district that takes in the eastern half of Long island.

Republican insiders are quietly skeptical that the grandson of the late President Richard M. Nixon, attorney/businessman Chris Cox, will make it out of the Republican primary in New York’s 1st Congressional District.

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Randy Altschuler Claims $1.8M Cash On Hand in NY-1 Fight

It was the best fundraising quarter ever, says Randy Altschuler, the conservative Republican candidate who, along with Christopher Cox and George Demos, is vying for the chance to knock out incumbent Democratic Rep. Tim Bishop in Long Island’s NY-1.

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JOHN LeBOUTILLIER ENDORSES ALTSCHULER

Former Rep. Believes Altschuler Has What It Takes To Be a Great Congressman

Randy Altschuler, the conservative Republican candidate for Congress (NY-1), was endorsed today by former Long Island Congressman, Republican activist and political columnist John LeBoutillier. LeBoutillier was elected to Congress running on the Republican, Conservative and Right-to-Life Party lines. John LeBoutillier said, “I am endorsing Randy Altschuler today because he understands the policies of Tim Bishop, Nancy Pelosi and President Obama are bankrupting our nation. Tim Bishop is a rubber stamp for the far left; voting with Nancy Pelosi 97% of the time. Tim Bishop exemplifies the big spending, high taxing, deficit growing mentality of the career politician; his votes in Congress are bad for Suffolk County and for America.

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