Spin Cycle

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Suffolk Conservatives chose 81-2 Friday night in a weighted vote of their executive committee to nominate businessman Randy Altschuler -- who on the GOP side is one of several competitors to run on the Republican line in November against veteran Democratic Rep. Tim Bishop (D-Southampton). Among the hopefuls on the major party line is Chris Cox, son of the party's state chairman, Edward Cox.