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Bishop Opening Campaign Office in Smithtown

Office set to open on Sunday morning on West Main Street.

As a in New York's first district heats up, incumbent Democrat Tim Bishop is adding an office in Smithtown, the back yard of St. James Republican Randy Altschuler.

A spokesman for Bishop, who hails from Southampton, said the campaign headquarters in Farmingville has filled up, and the Smithtown satellite location is set to open Sunday morning.

“Since Monday, we’ve reached out to 16,369 voters, and with our new Smithtown office, those weekly numbers will only go up," said Deputy Campaign Manager Eric Rotundi, in a statement.

The office will be located at 83 West Main St., and spokesman Bobby Pierce said additional offices throughout the district can be expected.

A spokesman for Altschuler, Chris Russell, said he doesn't think the new office will bring the five-term Congressman much success.

"Tim Bishop's campaign is in deep trouble," Russell said via email, pointing to in the Bishop camp. "His record of destroying Long Island jobs, while feathering his own nest won't be warmly welcomed by Smithtown taxpayers."

Altschuler's campaign is based out of Middle Island, though Russell said state and national committees have a "Victory HQ" in Smithtown, due to the high profile of the race.

Jaguar-Guy August 27, 2012 at 01:12 PM
Obama/Bishop have outsourced more jobs than anyone in HISTORY. What Randy does as a private citizen is irrelevant - Obama/Bishop are currently sending our tax dollars overseas and want more from us so they can go spend it all abroad. It will make us all MORE sick if Bishop slithers back into office. http://obamanomicsoutsourced.com/
+irish+ August 27, 2012 at 07:55 PM
Welcome to the Town of Smithtown, Rep. Bishop. Most of our residents are civil and gracious, no matter what their politics. There is no need to be rude if you are not a supporter.
scsddad August 27, 2012 at 09:03 PM
Bishop in Smithtown THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Howard Knispel August 28, 2012 at 02:45 PM
It's scary that there are people here who say their own Congressman is not welcome in his district. These people frighten me. Is Smithtown still part of the U.S.?
Carole Campolo September 01, 2012 at 02:07 AM
Now we know where Semler's $10,000 contribution went. A new campaign office. Incumbency is great, aint' it?

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