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Outside Spending in Bishop-Altschuler Race Tops $3 Million

Super PACs, state and national committees blitz district to sway favor.

While Rep. Tim Bishop and Republican challenger Randy Altschuler have spent about a combined $3 million in the race for New York's First Congressional District, groups from outside the district have spent even more to sway the outcome of the race, according to a recent Newsday report.

Newsday's 'Spin Cycle' blog reported on Monday that Altschuler has been the beneficiary of about two-thirds of the outside spending, which includes super PACs, congressional campaign committees and other groups.

The influx of dollars has resulted in largely negative advertising coming from both sides, on TV and in campaign flyers.

In 2010, Newsday reported that outside spending totaled roughly $1.08 million.

Click here to read the 'Spin Cycle' blog post on Newsday.

highhatsize October 23, 2012 at 11:39 PM
Even Altschuler doesn't believe he has a chance. If he did, he would have invested a few million in his own campaign from the $$200+M he earned outsourcing American jobs. OTHER centimillionaire Republican candidates have. Altschuler is just building up his Republican resume as a loyal soldier for appointment to some position in a future Republican government. (A good reason NOT to vote Republican ever.)
Joan October 25, 2012 at 04:15 PM
Laura, you hit the nail right on the head. In every situation people should ask themselves "who benefits" and be able to figure out how it would hurt or help them. Carl Rove has never helped anyone except himself and his rich and corrupt friends. He belongs in prison.
Joan October 25, 2012 at 04:18 PM
Exactly right!
Preliator October 25, 2012 at 04:39 PM
Same way all the democrat boot-lickers raised all that money for Obama then got all that stimulus money for their crappy green companies? Is that what you mean? Money they turned around and gave back to Obama as donations? Sounds more like money laundering or normal Chicago politics.
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