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1st C.D.: Bishop gets a little help from his friends

Rep. Bishop's campaign is due to benefit from

(Credit: Tom Brune)

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,...

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Congress: Bishop raises $525k, has $1.1 million in bank

Rep. Tim Bishop (D-Southampton) today said he raised a record $525,000 in the second quarter of this year, giving him $1.1 million in cash as he looks to stave off his Republican challenger, State Sen. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley), in the Nov. 4 election.

Neither Bishop, the six-term congressman in the East End district, nor Zeldin, the victor in an expensive GOP primary on June 20, had filed their...

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Rice leads money race in bid to succeed McCarthy

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...

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Rep. Eric Cantor to appear at fundraiser for Lee Zeldin in Quogue

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) during a

(Credit: Getty Images / Mark Wilson)

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) suffered a stunning loss in a Republican primary to upstart tea party-backed David Brat, but is still on for a fundraiser in Quogue Saturday for Republican Lee Zeldin, the campaign said Wednesday.

"As far we know he's still coming out," Zeldin campaign manager Chapin Fay said Wednesday.

Cantor's willingness to campaign in the GOP primary in Suffolk's...

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