The Long Island pol has brought in close to $315,000 in the last few months, more than any of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s “frontline” members, so-called because they are considered to be among the Democrats most vulnerable incumbents.
In 2010, Mr. Bishop squared off against Republican businessman Randy Altschuler, and squeezed out a few hundred vote when in a recount that lasted until December. This time around, Mr. Altschuler is preparing for a rematch, assuming he can escape a primary battle re-match with George Demos.
For his part, Mr. Altschuler reported $228,000 raised this quarter. He has $422,000 on hand, compared to close to $1 million for Mr. Bishop.