This is the story of Rep. Tim Bishop (D-Southampton, L.I.) and the bar mitzvah favor that he may already be regretting.
First, let’s be clear. It’s election time and Bishop again finds himself in a race for his political life.
The man seeking to unseat him is Republican Randy Altschuler, who lost two years ago by just 593 votes. This year’s race is expected to be equally close. As a result, any perceived misstep is going to be magnified.