Zeldin, Bishop vie for votes in last-minute push

Rep. Tim Bishop and his Republican opponent Lee Zeldin scrambled to scoop up more votes on Sunday, with Election Day ticking ever nearer. All eyes are on the tightly contested race for the 1st District,

News 12 Staff

Nov 3, 2014, 4:03 AM

Updated 3,486 days ago

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Zeldin, Bishop vie for votes in last-minute push
Rep. Tim Bishop and his Republican opponent Lee Zeldin scrambled to scoop up more votes on Sunday, with Election Day ticking ever nearer.
All eyes are on the tightly contested race for the 1st District, especially after the latest poll numbers show the challenger Zeldin pulling ahead.
Hundreds of Zeldin's supporters rallied in Shirley today, while Bishop went door-to-door in Patchogue to greet supporters.
Bishop is looking to hang onto the seat he's held for six terms, and to help his fellow Democrats retain the seats they have in the House of Representatives.
"We've reached out to over 100,000 voters yesterday, just yesterday, and had great conversations with lots of them," Bishop said. "So look, were working hard. It's going to be a tough race, and I think every single vote is going to count."
Zeldin, meanwhile, is counting on the fact that voters want a fresh face. "All of our supporters are out there who want to change the direction of this country, who believe that better days are ahead," he said. "They want to make a difference."
The numbers show that the race is truly neck-and-neck. The latest News 12/Newsday/Siena College poll of likely voters found that 50 percent said they would vote for Zeldin, while 45 said they'd vote for Bishop. Another 5 percent was undecided. The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.8 percentage points.


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