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9:26 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Why carpetbaggers love Long Island

NY's first congressional district has its third candidate with tentative ties to the Island

The last two election cycles on Eastern Long Island have seen a self funded Republican with tentative ties to the district attempt to oust six-term incumbent Tim Bishop. This year, another one is trying. A look at what makes New York's first congressional district that is so attractive to "carpetbaggers."  

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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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NY's 1st Congressional District
4:13 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Zeldin to challenge Bishop

NY's 1st CD is a tight district but not as tight as presidential results

  Long Island State Senator Lee Zeldin announced Monday he will challenge Tim Bishop for Congress next year.  The district they are fighting over is one of the most competitive districts in the country.

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