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  • Rep. Bishop concedes to Lee Zeldin

    11/04/2014 7:55:32 PM PST · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    LI News 12 ^ | November 4, 2014
    UPDATE 10:36 PM: Democratic Rep. Tim Bishop has conceded to GOP challenger Lee Zeldin in the 1st Congressional District race. We will continue to update this story with additional information. Original story below.
  • RNC starts negative ads in 40 media markets

    01/08/2014 7:20:31 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 7, 2014 5:55 PM EST | Philip Elliott
    The Republican National Committee began running ads in 40 media markets Tuesday mostly targeting incumbent senators who supported President Barack Obama’s health care program. Billionaire former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, meanwhile, gave $2.5 million to help Democrats defend their majority in the Senate. The early action suggests Republicans see the president’s signature domestic achievement as their way to keep control of the House and perhaps win the Senate. With more than 300 days remaining before Election Day, both sides are looking to set the agenda before voters start paying attention. “Obamacare is going to be the issue in 2014,”...
  • Voting Twice in NY-1

    11/30/2010 12:59:06 PM PST · by raptor22 · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | November 29, 2010 | Eric Shawn
    The closest Congressional race in the nation could be decided by people who don't really live in the district, and a Fox News investigation has uncovered evidence of voter registration illegalities, including one voter who apparently voted twice. The candidates, Long Island Democratic incumbent Congressman Tim Bishop and Republican challenger Randy Altschuler, have been as close as just 15 votes apart, out of roughly 180,000 cast in New York's 1st Congressional District. The latest count puts Democrat Bishop ahead by about 235 votes. But both sides are now challenging roughly 2,000 absentee ballots that will eventually determine if the seat...
  • N.Y. House race back in play for GOP

    11/05/2010 8:09:08 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 23 replies
    By MAGGIE HABERMAN | 11/5/10 8:34 PM EDT Another New York House race was suddenly back in play amid ongoing vote-counting today, as a recanvass of the ballot machines erased a 3,400-vote deficit for Republican Randy Altschuler in New York's 1st District and vaulted him nearly 400 ballots over Democratic Rep. Tim Bishop. It's the second House race in New York in a week in which a large deficit was suddenly reversed as new totals came in, or as the machines were gone over again. Altschuler, a self-funding businessman who ran on a fusion ticket of both the Republican and...
  • New York House Race Up for Grabs After Vote Error Found

    11/06/2010 5:02:16 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 15 replies
    Politics Daily ^ | November 6, 2010 | Staff
    A tabulation error has thrown in doubt the election night victory of Rep. Tim Bishop on Long Island and given Republicans hope that they may add yet another seat to their new majority in the House of Representatives. Officials in Suffolk County said the error, discovered Friday, shifted several thousand votes and erased Bishop's 3,500 vote margin. That put Republican challenger Randy Altshuler ahead by just under 400 votes in New York's 1st Congressional District. Bishop is seeking a fifth term in the district, which includes many of New York's beach communities. Board of Elections Commissioner Wayne Rogers told the...
  • Altschuler Camp Says it's Now Up in NY-1 Count

    11/06/2010 9:29:21 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | November 6, 2010 | Maggie Haberman
    I'll post more on this when I have it, but two sources who are familiar with the recanvassing of the voting machines in NY-1 tell me that GOPer Randy Altschuler, who'd been down several thousand votes to Democratic Rep. Tim Bishop is now up between 300 and 400 with the recanvass completed. There's over 9,000 absentee ballots to be counted starting next week, but the Republican had been down by 3,400. UPDATE: Altschuler spokesman Rob Ryan says the number is 392 and that it was the number their campaign lawyer received from the Board of Elections.
  • Dems Shy From Town Hall Anger

    06/18/2010 5:56:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies · 796+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2010 | Donald Lambro
    <p>WASHINGTON -- If you were hoping for a repeat of those town hall meetings last summer where Democrats were confronted by angry voters who opposed President Obama's health care bill, well, forget it. They're cancelled.</p> <p>Democrats passed government-run Obamacare, despite strong grassroots opposition in their states and districts, and now these so-called "public servants" are unwilling to go through the democratic ritual of having to listen to what dissatisfied voters think of them now.</p>
  • Rep. Tim Bishop (NY-01) Will Vote Yes On Health Care Reform Bill

    03/20/2010 2:31:52 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 24 replies · 929+ views
    The Southhampton Press ^ | March 20, 2010 | Brendan O'Reilly
    U.S. Representative Tim Bishop of Southampton announced on Friday that he will vote in favor of the Senate’s version of the federal health care overhaul bill that is coming the House’s way in the next few days. With that declaration, Mr. Bishop became the 199th expected “yes” vote on the legislation. The Democrats need a total of 216 ayes to pass the bill, which could be put to a vote as soon as Sunday. Thirty-two congressman have yet to indicate which way they will vote.
  • A Race—And Candidate—To Watch

    01/31/2010 4:48:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 783+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | January 31, 2010 | David R. Stokes
    Nearly 65 years after his famous grandfather was first asked to run as a Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representative from that state’s 12th district, 30-year old Christopher Cox has put his hat in the ring for the seat in New York’s first district on Long Island. Cox, the son of Edward and Tricia Cox, and grandson of the 37th President of the United States, Richard M. Nixon, is a fiscal conservative who champions limited government and lower taxes. He also has politics in his blood. And like his grandfather, who was swept into office as part of...
  • Chris Cox, Nixon's Grandson, Seeks Nod To Run Against Tim Bishop (NY-01)

    01/29/2010 3:01:11 PM PST · by raptor22 · 6 replies · 499+ views
    Politics Daily ^ | January 28, 2010 | Christopher weber
    Chris Cox, an attorney and the grandson of former president Richard Nixon, is running for Congress in New York, according to his campaign web site. Cox, 30, a New York native, is among a field of candidates seeking the GOP nomination to face incumbent Democrat Tim Bishop in the state's 1st Congressional District on Eastern Long Island, Huffington Post reported. A web site bio describes Cox as "a fiscal conservative who will fight for limited government and lower taxes."
  • NY-01: Bishop (D) 47%, Altschuler (R) 45%

    01/21/2010 10:37:12 AM PST · by Galactic Overlord-In-Chief · 16 replies · 647+ views
    Firedoglake.com ^ | January 20, 2010 | Jon Walker
    Representative Tim Bishop (NY-01) holds a very small lead against potential Republican challenger Randy Altschuler, 47% to 45% in a new SurveyUSA poll sponsored by Firedoglake. Bishop’s is one of the suburban districts that Democrats will struggle to hold in 2010, and securing them will be key to retaining a Democratic majority in Congress. Altschuler is a well-funded challenger with more than $776,000 in his campaign fund and the ability to self-finance. He has already started running campaign ads in the district. Looking deeper into the numbers, Altshuler’s support might be slightly stronger than the poll numbers indicate. His support...
  • Video: A Little Union Astroturfing in New York (Rep. Tim Bishop's Healthcare Town Hakll)

    08/29/2009 2:45:27 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 2 replies · 587+ views
    HotAir.com ^ | August 29, 2009 | Ed Morrissey
    Via Gateway Pundit, although I’m certain there’s an alternative explanation. Maybe the leader of the Long Island Federation of Labor couldn’t make it to the town-hall forum in his own district, or perhaps his Representative was busy hiding, like many House Democrats this August. His attempt to pander to the actual constituents of Rep. Tim Bishop results in catcalls and a full minute of disruption. Jim also reports that the Magical Mystery Bus Tour continued for this meeting, with unions sending three busloads of people to the event. Even so, the angry constituents shout them down fairly effectively … or...
  • NY Rep. Tim Bishop Bishop Tries to Pack Town Hall With Union Thugs, Fails!

    08/28/2009 6:27:15 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 16 replies · 1,597+ views
    Gathering Of Eagles: NY ^ | August 28, 2009 | Staff
    NY Congressman Tim Bishop tried to pack his town hall with unions on the ‘take’ for nationalized healthcare. The people of his district erupt in open rebellion when one of the union goons tries to speak! Union members, many from outside the district, were snuck into the hall beforehand in an effort to stack the deck with a friendly audience. The last straw came when one of the union leaders from outside the district was asked to speak. The citizens erupted in open revolt which almost led to violence from the union goons.
  • NY. Rep. Tim Bishop's Farmingville Town Hall Meeting On Health Care Turns Raucous

    08/28/2009 6:10:22 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 4 replies · 819+ views
    Newsday.com ^ | August 28, 2009 | Staff
    More than 900 residents met U.S. Rep. Tim Bishop's promise to approve only a health care bill that "improves on a status quo that is unacceptable" with a mix of cheers and boos at a packed town hall meeting in Farmingville Thursday night.
  • BUSSED IN UNION GOON BOOED OUT of NY Rep. Tim Bishop's Town Hall Meeting

    08/28/2009 5:36:15 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 11 replies · 1,396+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 28, 2009 | Staff
    A local union leader was booed out of Rep. Tim Bishop's town hall meeting last night in New York.Like they tried to do here in St. Louis, union members, many from outside the district, were snuck into the hall in an effort to stack the deck with a friendly audience. There are reports that as many as three busloads were brought in.Things boiled over when Mr. Mitchell, head of the Long Island Federation of Labor, steps up to the podium and announces that he in fact does not reside within the borders of NY's First Congressional District.
  • Tim Bishop townhall tonight

    08/27/2009 2:03:12 PM PDT · by Personal Responsibility · 2 replies · 394+ views
    8/27/2009 | Personal Responsibility
    Tim Bishop (Moron - NY) is having another town hall tonight. Out here on Long Island it's enemy territory but it's gotta be done. This guy's a tool who needs to be torn down. Sachem High School East on Granny Road in Farmingville tonight at 6:30. I hope to see some other freepers down there. Looking forward to give him a piece of our minds!
  • RVC Tea Party Patriots: Tim Bishop Town Hall Meeting Aug. 27

    08/26/2009 1:41:29 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 2 replies · 436+ views
    Meetup.com ^ | August 26, 2009 | Stephen Flanagan
    Congressman Tim Bishop is holding a town hall meeting at Brookhaven Town Hall on August 27. Bishop's website states "Congressman Bishop is currently undecided on how he will vote on health care legislation." IF you wish to be inside and asking questions, please arrive early. We need to fill the room with our well informed membership and take him to task for his preordained decisions to follow Pelosi's marching orders. Bishop will parrot his rhetoric regarding health care so let's be ready to also ask him about the other policies and issues that comprise the tyranny that is enveloping us...
  • The Purple People Beaters

    08/13/2009 8:18:08 AM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies · 2,882+ views
    Human Events ^ | 8/13/2009 | Ernest Istook
    That would be the purple-shirted members of the SEIU--the Service Employees International Union—who (literally) swung into action outside a town hall meeting in Missouri and became infamous on YouTube and national media. “Town Hall Protestor Roughed Up by SEIU Members” read one headline. The legal system will sort out what happened to David Gladney, the victim of the attack. But public opinion will sort out whether SEIU is sending thugs to town halls. The union “Purps” also turned out in force at President Obama's town hall in New Hampshire. SEIU brought its people in by chartered buses after getting special...
  • N.Y. Rep. Tim Bishop To Hold Aug. 27 Town Hall Meeting

    08/22/2009 1:43:00 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 4 replies · 421+ views
    TimBishop.House.Gov ^ | August 21, 2009 | Staff
    On Thursday, August 27 at 6:30pm, Congressman Tim Bishop will host a Town Hall meeting at Brookhaven Town Hall, located at 1 Independence Hill in Farmingville. The meeting is open to all members of the public. Congressman Bishop has spent the month of August focused on health care policy, including meeting with dozens of constituents to discuss where they stand, hosting tele-Town Hall meetings with thousands of people, studying the legislation that is currently before the House of Representatives, and personally calling constituents who have contacted his office. Congressman Bishop is currently undecided on how he will vote on health...
  • N.Y. Rep. Tim Bishop Called Town Halls "Pointless"

    08/22/2009 11:12:18 AM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 27 replies · 978+ views
    Politico ^ | July 31, 2009 | Alex Isenstadt
    On the eve of the August recess, members are reporting meetings that have gone terribly awry, marked by angry, sign-carrying mobs and disruptive behavior. In at least one case, a congressman has stopped holding town hall events because the situation has spiraled so far out of control. “I had felt they would be pointless,” Rep. Tim Bishop (D-N.Y.) told POLITICO, referring to his recent decision to temporarily suspend the events in his Long Island district. “There is no point in meeting with my constituents and [to] listen to them and have them listen to you if what is basically an...
  • Congressmen On Milk Cartons?

    08/18/2009 5:29:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 840+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 18, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Leadership: Scores of congressmen and women are trying to hide from their constituents this August recess as the revolt over ObamaCare continues. If you haven't seen him or her lately, you might try your refrigerator.IBD Exclusive Series: Government-Run Healthcare: A Prescription For FailureIt's amazing how frightened of the community the party of the great community organizer has become now that the community has organized itself against his attempt to impose socialized medicine on the country. They cheered when he told them to get in the faces of their opponents. Now they won't show their faces, period. Senate Majority Whip Dick...
  • Entrepreneur Taking on Bishop in New York 1

    08/13/2009 5:55:42 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 9 replies · 323+ views
    Congressional Quarterly ^ | August 12, 2009 | Emily Cadei
    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. Altschuler, a successful entrepreneur and prolific Republican donor, launched his campaign Tuesday, declaring that he is "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."
  • Tim Bishop (D-NY) & SEIU planning rally on 8/13 (Long Island)

    08/11/2009 5:37:27 AM PDT · by FreedFromNY · 17 replies · 847+ views
    I received an email from Individuals United for Freedom about a "healthcare rally", coordinated between Congressman Tim Bishop of Long Island & the SEUI. (Tim Bishop cancelled his earlier-scheduled townhall meetings out of cowardice.) If anyone on Long Island is interested in countering, the group I cited above is planning to be there to protest. Just be careful - this one sounds like it could get ugly. Here's the details, per the email: What: Tim Bishop Town Hall meeting in Hicksville When: August 13, 2009 1:00 PM Where: SEUI United Healthcare 100 Duffy Avenue Hicksville, NY 11801 "Congressman Tim Bishop...
  • Grass-Roots Anger, Not Crowd Control

    08/06/2009 6:15:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies · 904+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | August 5, 2009 | Rich Tucker
    Washington, D.C. insiders love to follow the minutiae. Who’s ahead in the latest tracking poll. Which congressional committee is marking up a bill. How many amendments there are. But most Americans don’t care about this stuff. They don’t have time to be glued to C-Span all day. Many don’t even know who their congressman or senator is. They’re busy living life, raising families, building a career. This is what makes the recent protests over Congress’ proposed health care “reform” bills so striking. In New York, Rep. Tim Bishop tells a crowd that “no one is talking about the government taking...
  • Congressman Tim Bishop meets actual citizens

    08/03/2009 6:49:23 PM PDT · by GodfearingTexan · 24 replies · 1,768+ views
    This has PROBABLY been posted here already. BUT, by God, this is worth posting again. We ought to do this to every single Cap-and-Trade voting, Obama-care-promoting "fedzillacrat" at every single town hall meeting until 2010. I am a southerner but these Yankees made me as proud as I can be. You gotta watch!!!
  • PROTEST,SETAUKET,NY (part one)(Video fury -town hall, Tim Bishop, D-LongIsland, NY

    08/03/2009 6:46:11 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 33 replies · 1,912+ views
    Constituents protest before his arrival and speak out in frustration at the meeting. Outdoor protesters from csa-1776.org and Suffolk County 9-12 Project. Silent no more.
  • “The central purpose of the Constitution is to provide for the common good” __ Rep Tim Bishop

    08/03/2009 3:39:44 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 26 replies · 1,460+ views
    YouTube ^ | 22 July 2009 | Tim Biship Town Hall
    video, Part II of two.
  • Congressman Tim Bishop Encounters Angry Citizens at Townhall Meeting (June 22)

    07/14/2009 10:43:57 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 41 replies · 2,991+ views
    Youtube ^ | June 22, 2009
    Congressman Tim Bishop has been a Rubber Stamp for Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank and the rest of the Washington elitists who want to tax and spend this nation to death. Some angry taxpayers had a little surprise for him at one of his "Town Hall" meetings on June 22, 2009.
  • Rep. Bishop leads same-sex couple's ceremony

    03/21/2004 2:52:04 AM PST · by KQQL · 3 replies · 110+ views
    newsday.com ^ | 03/17/04 | ELAINE S. POVICH
    Not ready to announce stance on marriage for gays March 17, 2004, 9:41 PM EST WASHINGTON -- Rep. Tim Bishop (D-Southampton) led a commitment ceremony for two male friends last week, but said Wednesday he is not ready to take a position on whether gays and lesbians should be allowed to legally marry or enter into a legal partnership. Bishop said he is, however, adamantly opposed to a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. The congressman said he was invited more than a year ago to act as the "master of ceremonies" for the commitment ceremony for Charles Hitchcock, the...
  • LaValle opts not to challenge Bishop in LI House race

    02/25/2004 10:21:26 PM PST · by JohnnyZ · 4 replies · 164+ views
    Newsday ^ | February 24, 2004 | FRANK ELTMAN (AP)
    Despite encouragement from national Republicans, Brookhaven Town Supervisor John Jay LaValle said Tuesday he will not challenge Rep. Timothy Bishop in the race for Congress on the east end of Long Island. [snip] LaValle, 36, who last year decided against running for Suffolk County Executive, was encouraged to run for the House seat by the leadership of the National Republican Congressional Committee. But he said in a statement Tuesday that his impending marriage this spring "and, hopefully soon, a new family are the foremost priorities in my life." [more]
  • Vulnerable incumbents to work all summer

    06/24/2003 10:52:42 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 4 replies · 212+ views
    The Hill ^ | 6/24/03 | Peter Savodnik
    Summers of non-election years rarely mark the height of campaign combat: Fundraising tapers off after the mad rush of June, the legislative calendar dominates July and many members of Congress head for vacation in August. But for a small group of nervous representatives who narrowly won their seats last year, this summer will be as frenetic and full of politicking as ever. These members -- between 20 and 30 freshmen and a smattering of veterans from both parties -- will spend the next three months at backyard fundraisers, town-hall meetings, church outings and meet-and-greets with veterans, teachers and business leaders....