Pushing the Driver’s License Issue on Long Island

Democrat Representative Tim Bishop’s Republican challenger is trying to make the most of Eliot Spitzer’s plan to allow illegal immigrants to obtain a state driver’s license.

In a public statement, challenger Lee Zeldin said:

“Our Congressman can be an accountable and effective Congressman by standing next to me in voicing opposition to Governor Spitzer’s plan to pass out driver’s licenses like candy. If our Congressman was serious about national security he would openly encourage his leader Nancy Pelosi to establish national standards for the issuance of driver’s licenses despite the fact that Governor Eliot Spitzer is in his party.”

Bishop is among a handful of New York congress who’s been slow to take a position on the issue. Here’s a guess why: Bishop’s district in Suffolk County has 44,755 more registered Republicans than Democratic voters.

Any guesses as to whether the driver’s license issue will have traction when voters start paying attention to congressional races next year?