The 2012 Congressional race in New York's First District is not only a rematch, but a rematch of the nation's last contested election of 2010.
After weeks of manual verification of electronic voting machines in 2010, in early December Republican challenger Randy Altschuler, R-St. James, contested the race to Rep. Tim Bishop, D-Southampton, who has served New York's First C.D. since 2003.
In 2012, the close race has brought in, and continues to bring in, funding from all over the country to attempt to tip the scales in favor of either candidate.
Altschuler gained the Independence Party nomination this time around in a district that will see slight alterations on its western border due to redistricting.
DISTRICT: East Hampton, Southampton, Riverhead, Southold, Shelter Island, Brookhaven, Smithtown (Nissequogue, Head-of-the-Harbor, St. James, Nesconset, San Remo, Parts of Commack and Hauppauge).
- 10/25/12: Cuomo to Stump for Bishop
- 10/22/12: Outside Spending in Bishop-Altschuler Race Tops $3 Million
- 10/2/12: House Speaker Boehner Coming to Smithtown for Altschuler Fundraiser
- 9/24/12: Student Asks Candidates: 'Why Are Your Campaigns Negative?'
- 9/23/12: Hundreds Pack First Bishop/Altschuler Debate (Video)
- 9/13/12: Siena Poll Shows Bishop With 13-Point Lead
- 7/31/12: Poll Shows Altschuler With Slight Lead
- 7/25/12: Dem Poll Gives Bishop Wide Lead
- 7/17/12: Bishop Holds Cash Lead in Congressional Race
- 6/12/12: Bishop Battles With Altschuler Over Port Jeff Station Office
- 5/4/12: Altschuler Plans to Unveil Jobs Plan in Bishop's Backyard
- 3/22/12: Altschuler Seizes Independence Party Endorsement from Bishop (Party Chair Explains Switch)
- 12/8/10: Altschuler Concedes; Bishop Surprised