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.