Bishop camp claims victory

FILE - Rep. Tim Bishop talks about a

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FILE - Rep. Tim Bishop talks about a decision from FEMA. (July 10, 2010) (Credit: Ed Betz)

Rep. Tim Bishop's camp claimed victory Wednesday, citing the incumbent Southampton congressman's 3,400-vote lead over his challenger.

"We have a very solid margin," Brookhaven Democratic Chairman Jon Schneider said. "A quick glance at absentee votes tells you that they are predominately from the East End, which is Tim's home base."

Earlier, Bishop said he was cautiously optimistic he...

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