Republican congressional candidate Randy Altschuler (Sept. 22, 2010) (Credit: Gregory A. Shemitz)

Republican congressional candidate Randy Altschuler (Sept. 22, 2010)

Randy Altschuler

Randy Altschuler of St. James is the Republican candidate challenging Rep. Tim Bishop.

Congressman Tim Bishop, left, and his opponent, Randy
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Congressman Tim Bishop, left, and his opponent, Randy Altschuler, pose with student Jennifer Linares after a debate between the two candidates at Hampton Bays High School. (Sept. 24, 2012)

In their second debate, held Wednesday night, Rep.

In their second debate, held Wednesday night, Rep. Tim Bishop and his opponent, Randy Altschuler, discussed the pointed attack ads that have so far defined their campaigns. (Sept. 24, 2012)

Randy Altschuler takes part in a debate against
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Randy Altschuler takes part in a debate against his opponent, Congressman Tim Bishop, at Hampton Bays High School. (Sept. 24, 2012)

Congressional candidate Randy Altschuler speaks during a debate
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Congressional candidate Randy Altschuler speaks during a debate against his opponent, Rep. Tim Bishop, at Riverhead Baptist Church. (Sept. 23, 2012)

Randy Altschuler, Smithtown Republican candidate for the 1st
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Randy Altschuler, Smithtown Republican candidate for the 1st Congressional District. (May 24, 2012)

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Randy Altschuler, right, candidate for Congress, speaks with
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Randy Altschuler, right, candidate for Congress, speaks with Glen Faulhaber, sales manager at G-Plex, a direct mail house in Holtsville, NY. (Aug. 24, 2012)

Randy Altschuler, Republican candidate for Congress, at the
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Randy Altschuler, Republican candidate for Congress, at the Greenport Maritime Festival (Sept. 22, 2012)

Randy Altschuler, Republican candidate for Congress, greets revelers
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Randy Altschuler, Republican candidate for Congress, greets revelers at the Greenport Maritime Festival. (Sept. 22, 2012)

Randy Altschuler, Republican candidate for Congress, at the
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Randy Altschuler, Republican candidate for Congress, at the Greenport Maritime Festival (Sept. 22, 2012)

Randy Altschuler, Republican candidate for Congress, at the
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Randy Altschuler, Republican candidate for Congress, at the Greenport Maritime Festival (Sept. 22, 2012)

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Randy Altschuler, Republican candidate for Congress, at the
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Randy Altschuler, Republican candidate for Congress, at the Greenport Maritime Festival (Sept. 22, 2012)

Congressional candidate Randy Altschuler speaks during a debate
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Congressional candidate Randy Altschuler speaks during a debate against his opponent, Rep. Tim Bishop, at Riverhead Baptist Church. (Sept. 23, 2012)

Republican congressional candidate Randy Altschuler campaigns in Ridge.
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Republican congressional candidate Randy Altschuler campaigns in Ridge. (Sept. 22, 2010)

Randy Altschuler, Republican candidate for the House, gives
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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)

Congressional candidates John Gomez, left, and Randy Altschuler,
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Congressional candidates John Gomez, left, and Randy Altschuler, applaud speakers at the S.A.F.E. Firearms and civil rights conference in Hauppauge. (Oct. 3, 2010)

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Randy Altschuler of St. James is seeking the
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Randy Altschuler of St. James is seeking the Republican nomination to challenge Rep. Tim Bishop.

Republican congressional candidate Randy Altschuler (Sept. 22, 2010)
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Republican congressional candidate Randy Altschuler (Sept. 22, 2010)

Altschuler, right, chats with John Lawrence, president of
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Altschuler, right, chats with John Lawrence, president of the Leisure Village Republican Club in Ridge, during a visit to Leisure Village. (Sept. 22, 2010)

Altschuler greets residents at Leisure Village in Ridge.
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Altschuler greets residents at Leisure Village in Ridge. (Sept. 22, 2010)

First Congressional District candidate Randy Altschuler (June 4,
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First Congressional District candidate Randy Altschuler (June 4, 2010)

Randy Altschuler, Republican candidate for Congress
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Randy Altschuler, Republican candidate for Congress

Randy Altschuler, Republican candidate for Congress, chats with
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Randy Altschuler, Republican candidate for Congress, chats with Joan Hudson.

Randy Altschuler, candidate for Congress from New York's
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Randy Altschuler, candidate for Congress from New York's 1st Congressional District, is pictured with his wife, Cheryl, and their son, Noah.