Campaign cash is flowing on Long Island’s East End as Republicans line up to take on Rep. Tim Bishop (D-Southampton) in this year’s election.
New filings to the Federal Election Commission show Bishop and two Republicans in the 1st District together raised a total $870,344 in 2009’s last quarter and have accumulated $2 million cash for campaigns.
For perspective: In all of 2008, Bishop and his GOP opponent spent $1.4 million.
The filings show Bishop: $383,073 raised, $1,029,915 cash; Republicans George Demos: $301,828 raised, $282,192 cash; and Randy Altschuler: $185,443, raised, $778,085 cash.
Here’s rest of the incumbent LI reps' filings.
Gary Ackerman (D-Roslyn Heights): $44,557 raised, $1,144,134 cash.
Steve Israel (D-Huntington): $179,825 raised, $1,667,248 cash.
Pete King (R-Seaford): $192,578 raised, $1,514,653 cash.
Carolyn McCarthy (D-Mineola): $146,279 raised, $465,393 cash.