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."
New York's federal primaries are two months away. Republican candidates vying to take on Long Island Congressman Tim Bishop are busy raising and spending money. WSHU's Charles Lane has a breakdown on where the money is coming from, and how it’s being spent.
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.