'Young gun' Altschuler bucks party line

Randy Altschuler, Republican candidate for the House, gives

Randy Altschuler, Republican candidate for the House, gives a thumbs up after casting his ballot at St. James Elementary School in St. James. (Nov. 2, 2010) (Credit: James Carbone)

At last count, Suffolk's 1st Congressional District included 155,713 registered Republicans, 130,411 Democrats, 20,950 Independence Party members and 113,676 unaffiliated voters, according to the state Board of Elections. Mitt Romney's supporters figure he will do well there in November. Between 1994 and 2002, three incumbents were unseated at the polls.

All this shows the seat's competitiveness....

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