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Legislator Bridget Fleming, pledging to put Long Island first, launches run for Congress

Three-term County Legislator Bridget Fleming (D-Noyac) announced her campaign for Congress Monday on the shore of Patchogue Lake, flanked by party leaders, elected officials and supporters.

South Fork Legislator Bridget Fleming launches campaign for Congress

Legis. Bridget Fleming says its time NY-01 again has a representative who will get back to basics and advocate for the district.

Gershon making second run at Zeldin, will speak in Riverhead Wednesday evening

East Hampton Democrat Perry Gershon, who has announced plans to challenge Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) in 2020, will be speaking at an event in Riverhead Wednesday evening.

The race in NY-01, a district with a history of flipping between parties

New York's First Congressional District has switched between Republican and Democrat eight times since World War II. Here's a look at the recent history of elections in the district, voter enrollment trends and what kind of turnout could be expected on Election Day in this mid-term contest.

Zeldin and Gershon go head-to-head in first public debate in the race for NY-01

Highlights from the Oct. 29 debate between incumbent Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) and challenger Perry Gershon (D-East Hampton) with video.

Beware bait-and-switch economics

Federal tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans added $2 trillion to the national debt. It's classic bait and switch: talk about improving today’s economy at the expense of tomorrow—then move to cut social security and Medicare benefits to reduce the exploding deficit that results, after election day.

Gershon wins five-way primary contest in NY-01, earns Democratic nod to face Zeldin in November

Gershon won 35.5 percent of the vote, ahead of second-place Kate Browning, who gained 30.26 percent.

June 26 primary: Five seek Democratic nod to take on incumbent Lee Zeldin

Democratic voters in New York’s First Congressional District will go to the polls June 26 to choose a candidate to face incumbent Republican Lee Zeldin in November.

Democratic congressional hopefuls pitch their candidacies

Democrats vying for the chance to run against Lee Zeldin in November pitched their candidacies Saturday morning in East Marion.
Challenger Lee Zeldin will face off against incumbent congressman Tim Bishop on Oct. 8 at Riverhead Polish Hall in a debate sponsored by RiverheadLOCAL.

Hotly contested — and very expensive — congressional race draws to a close

Total spending in the hotly contested Bishop-Zeldin race approached $15 million as of month's end, making it one of the most expensive House contests in the US, according to data released by the Federal Elections Commission on Nov. 1.