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The Health Care Bill Nobody Wants to Talk About

January 20: SurveyUSA polls one of the suburban districts that will be key to the Democrats’ ability to hold the House in 2010, this time Tim Bishop in (NY-01). Bishop holds a 2 point lead over potential GOP challenger Randy Altschuler, who was already up on the air with ads. Unlike Snyder and Driehaus’s GOP-leaning districts, Bishop’s district has a +3 PVI Democratic advantage. Party affiliation in the district is 27% GOP, 33% Democratic and 39% Independent. When asked how they feel about a health care bill which forces them to buy insurance or pay a penalty, 66% of Independents say they are opposed and 48% say they are strongly opposed.

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Randy Altschuler Conservative Candidate for NY01 Opposes Ground Zero Mosque

Randy Altschuler has again demonstrated some strong leadership and principle in opposing the proposed Ground Zero mosque in an unequivocal fashion.  He doesn’t waste our time claiming to oppose the monstrosity while simultaneously winking and tossing bones to the “tolerance tyrants”.

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McLaughlin: The Only Republican Candidate Who Can Beat Tim Bishop is Randy Altschuler

McLaughlin suggests that if Randy Altschuler does not get the Republican nomination Christopher Cox or George Demos will not be able to unseat NY-01’s Rep Tim Bishop.

“If a candidate is to win in this district this year, then they must have the Conservative Party line. If another candidate gets the Republican line they will not be able to generate the support necessary to win in November without the Conservative endorsement.”

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Chris Cox Double Feature: For Petitions, Against Petitions: Updated x 2

Chris Cox is challenging Demos attempt to get on the primary ballot, while launching his own attempt to get on the ballot.

From Celeste Katz:

“I happened to receive this interesting material about Cox, who has already seen the local Conservative Party endorsement go to rival Republican Randy Altschuler, and his attempt to get on via the “opportunity to ballot” rule…”

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New Randy Altschuler TV Ad: “Recycle”

Randy Altschuler for Congress, the campaign of the conservative Republican businessman (NY-01), today released a new 30 second TV commercial titled “Recycle.”

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ALTSCHULER PREMIERS NEW 30 SECOND AD: “Change” Slams Bishop and Pelosi for Their Big-Spending, High-Taxing Agenda

Randy Altschuler for Congress, the campaign of the conservative Republican businessman (NY-01) today released a new, hard hitting, 30 second TV commercial titled “Change”. The spot, produced by Cold Harbor films, will premier later this week on cable systems throughout New York’s First Congressional District. Altschuler, the frontrunner in the GOP field to take on liberal incumbent Tim Bishop, has been running commercials non-stop since December 28, 2009. “Change” uses President Barack Obama’s own words to tee off an attack on the job killing, tax hiking agenda of Nancy Pelosi and Tim Bishop that has left taxpayers with a $12.9 trillion deficit.

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Six Primaries That Could Matter

A similar scenario is playing out in NY 01, where several wealthy businessmen are vying for the right to challenge Rep. Tim Bishop (D). The Conservative Party likes Randy Altschuler (R), but consultant Chris Cox (R) and attorney George Demos (R) have raised or loaned themselves money too, and establishment support is coalescing around Cox, the son of the state party chairman.

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Weekend Fundraising Update, House Edition

NY 01: Businessman Randy Altschuler (R) will show $1.5M in the bank when he files with the FEC, the New York Post reported. He didn’t say how much he had raised; at the end of the year, Altschuler had $775K on hand.

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In Case You Missed It: Randy Altschuler Wins Another Grassroots Straw Poll in NY-01

Randy Altschuler, the conservative Republican candidate for Congress in NY-01, has won his third grassroots straw poll in as many months.

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These House Incumbents Didn’t Make the Fundraising Grade

Republican businessman Randy Altschuler reported raising $1,049,150, which includes the $200,000 contribution. Bishop won re-election to his 1st district seat with 58 percent of the vote in 2008, but voters there only supported President Obama for president with 51 percent, an indicator of the district’s competitive potential.

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