The man who twice tried to unseat Southampton's U.S. Rep. Tim Bishop is planning a move — possibly out of the First Congressional District.
Randy Altschuler, who fell short in both attempts to oust Bishop, in 2010 and 2012, has put his St. James home on the market, Newsday reports.
According to Newsday, the home went on the market two weeks ago, asking about $50,000 less than he paid for it, which was $1.1 million according to Zillow.com. The home has six bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, a "gourmet kitchen," pool and more on 2-plus acres of property.
Altschuler, a Republican businessman, lost to Bishop by less than 600 votes in the 2010 election. He had considered running for Suffolk County executive in 2011, but opted for a rematch with Bishop instead in 2012. This time around, Altschuler was .
Altschuler, who moved to the area about five years ago, had said in the past he moved to Long Island so his wife could establish a pediatrics practice, and he found it a good place to raise a family. The couple have two children.
"I wanted to bring my son up in a beautiful community," Altschuler told North Fork Patch in 2010, before his daughter was born. "We're here because we choose to be here and we love to live on Long Island."