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State Sen. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley), the Republican candidate running against Rep. Tim Bishop (D-Southampton), said he would have voted to authorize House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to sue President Barack Obama for overreaching.But Zeldin is the only Republican congressional challenger on Long Island to say how he would have voted yesterday, when Republicans approved the authorization in a largely...Read more »
The 3rd Congressional District race between incumbent Steve Israel (D-Huntington) and Republican Mineola attorney Grant Lally can start in earnest now that GOP candidate Stephen Labate has withdrawn from the race.
On Monday, Labate a Deer Park financial planner, who lost to Lally by 11 votes in the June 24 primary, announced he was withdrawing from the race, and dropping previously announced...Read more »
For the third time in a row, Rep. Tim Bishop faces a tough re-election race this year, but he's lucky – he’s got friends in high places.
Other Democrats in Congress have contributed $121,800 to him either from their own campaign funds or from their leadership PACs, records show.
That puts him in the top 10 recipients of these funds among House Democrats running for re-election,...Read more »
Kathleen Rice raised $644,000 since March in her bid to win the Democratic nomination for the election to replace retiring Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, five times as much as the combined receipts of two of the Republicans seeking the GOP nomination.
In the primary election to select a Republican nominee in the race to replace McCarthy (D-Mineola), businessman Bruce Blakeman said he raised $89,226...Read more »