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."
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.
Congressional ethics investigators will continue their probe into Long Island Democrat Tim Bishop.
On Wednesday the House Committee on Ethics released a 177 page report saying they have “sustainable reason to believe” that Bishop may have broken ethics rules by soliciting campaign donations in exchange for official actions.