Tim Bishop Wins NY-01: Last House Seat Decided

A little over a month after the midterm election, the final undecided House race if finally over. In New York’s 1st district, Republican challenger Randy Altschuler finally conceded to incumbent Democrat Tim Bishop.  From Suffolk Times:

Republican challenger Randy Altschuler conceded Wednesday morning in his bid to unseat Congressman Tim Bishop.

The announcement comes with Mr. Bishop (D-Southampton) ahead of the St. James businessman by 263 votes in the 1st District race after a long process that saw both campaigns battle it out in courts for more than a month after Election Day.

Now every outstanding House race has been called. The final result is a net gain of 63 seats by Republicans, making this one of the largest Congressional swings in modern history, even larger than the historic 1994 election, when Republicans netted an additional 54 seats.

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Jonathan Walker grew up in New Jersey. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 2006. He is an expert on politics, health care and drug policy. He is also the author of After Legalization and Cobalt Slave, and a Futurist writer at