Lee Zeldin

National discontent brings down 12-year incumbent
4:14 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Zeldin Defeats Bishop For Congress

Congressman-elect Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) waiting for election results to come in.
Credit Charles Lane

Republican state Senator Lee Zeldin soundly defeated six-term incumbent Democrat Tim Bishop in New York's first Congressional District. 

Going into the night, both campaigns expected the race to be so tight that a winner might not be known until December when all the absentee ballots were counted. But an hour after polls closed Zeldin was up by several thousand votes. The margin ultimately grew to 16 thousand votes, or ten percent.

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Zeldin says LLC money is legal
11:59 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Demos raised only $5400 in the district he seeks

3% of George Demos's $2.2m comes from New York Donors. Lee Zeldin got 82% of $730k from NY.
Credit Charles Lane

Lawyer and former prosecutor George Demos has a lot of personal wealth. State Senator Lee Zeldin has the politically established, big money donors.

According to disclosure statements filed with the Federal Election Commission Demos didn't raise any money this year on Long Island. In fact, his entire campaign war chest has only about $8,000 of on-Island money.

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Zeldin raises 7x Demos
7:45 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Demos spends big to take on Bishop

George Demos is spending on ads like these to attack Lee Zeldin and Tim Bishop

Candidates for New York's hotly contested first congressional districts filed campaign finance disclosures yesterday and it looks like another wealthy candidate is flooding the district with money.

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Panel led by Common Core supporter
5:04 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

NY bill would freeze Common Core

State Education Commissioner John King, left, explains the delayed phase-in of Common Core. Proposed legislation would go further.
Credit AP Photo/Mike Groll

New York Republicans have submitted legislation to halt Common Core.  This is the latest attack against the new, more rigorous school testing standards and goes further than other reforms offered to date.  

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Government
7:22 am
Wed January 1, 2014

LI Senator Charles Fuschillo resigns

Merrick, NY Republican State Senator Charles Fuschillo
Credit AP

New York State Senator Charles Fuschillo resigned effective midnight Tuesday.  In a surprise statement posted to his web site, the 7-term Republican from Merrick says he will become CEO of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America.  Fuschillo's departure leaves both the state senate and Long Island in a precarious situation.

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