Randy Altschuler thinks Independent Party endorsement will make big difference
Nesconset, NY (SmithtownRadio.com) – If what happened last time is any indication of what we can expect this time than the race between Randy Altschuler and Tim Bishop for the First Congressional District of New York will be a nailbitter. When the St. James businessman made his first run for Bishop’s longheld seat in 2010 he lost by only 593.
At a meeting of the Nesconset Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, Altschuler says he hopes to receive more support this time around from Independent voters, 7,000 of which voted for Bishop in the last election, according to Altschuler.
“I think that switch will be a real game changer,” Altschuler told SmithtownRadio.com outside the meeting.
Altschuler discussed his 10 Point Business Plan for Long Island during the meeting with local business owners. Smithtown Town Councilman Kevin Malloy, Town Clerk Vincent Puleo and Town Receiver of Taxes Deanna Varricchio were also in attendance.
Altschuler says he will not accept a paycheck as Congressman until a U.S. budget is passed.
“The federal government has not had a budget for three years,” Altschuler told the crowd. “I don’t think the men and women in Congress should be paid until we have a budget.”
The path to the November election was cleared last week for Altschuler when George Demos dropped out of the race. Had Demos remained in the race, the two would have met in a primary. Now Altschuler is turning his focus to beating Bishop in the November 6 election.
The First Congressional District of New York includes all eastern Long Island and the greater Smithtown area.