Tim Bishop beats Randy Altschuler in 1st District
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Democrat Rep. Tim Bishop claimed victory in the 1st Congressional District Tuesday night after a bruising campaign rematch with Republican Randy Altschuler.
"This is a victory," Bishop told supporters shortly before midnight.
With 95 percent of the votes counted, Bishop, of Southampton, had 52 percent to Altschuler's 48 percent.
Altschuler conceded just after midnight.