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Scramble for LI House seat, by the numbers

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.

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