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From the camp of George Demos, Republican candidate for the Suffolk Congressional seat now held by Tim Bishop (D-Southampton):

I am very pleased that today Representatives Tim Bishop and Carolyn Maloney have answered our call and joined our efforts in calling on the Port Authority to honor its agreement to allow St. Nicholas Church, the only house of worship destroyed on September 11, 2001, to be rebuilt.

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Last Monday, I was joined at the hallowed Ground Zero by former New York Governor George Pataki to renew our call on the Port Authority to rebuild St. Nicholas at the agreed upon 130 Liberty Street. Since our first in the nation call to rebuild the Church over five weeks ago, support for this neglected, yet most worthy effort, has grown tremendously, and we will continue to lead the fight to rebuild the Church.

This is not a partisan issue. This is not a political issue. It is an issue of leadership. In Congress, I will lead members from both sides of the aisle to defend our Judeo-Christian values."