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2-Time Bishop Challenger Puts House on Market

Five years after purchasing a home in New York's First Congressional District, Randy Altschuler puts it back up for sale.

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."

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muskrat February 21, 2013 at 08:47 PM
He never was one of us.
highhatsize February 21, 2013 at 10:59 PM
Quelle surprise!
Meadow Lane February 22, 2013 at 02:47 PM
We've taken a collection...for your toll money...one way!
East End Farmer February 22, 2013 at 02:53 PM
HEADLINE: Altschuler and Pedi-Wife Get Boot
Rose Way February 22, 2013 at 02:56 PM
I know this won't be easy for a Republican to accept, but I have a suggstion for you, Randy, should you want to run again: h-o-n-e-s-t-y. It might not get you elected, but at least you can look at yourself in the mirror if you lose.
Gramps Pupany February 22, 2013 at 02:59 PM
I didn't vote for ya, Mr. Altshiller, but I wish ya luck just the same. Not enuf luck to win an election, but enuf luck to get yer sorry arse over the GW Bridge and back to Jersey.
Nurse Ratchet February 22, 2013 at 03:14 PM
I'm glad Tim Bishop is our Congressman once again. I can't imagine having one more GOP goon doggie in DC messing up the works while this nation is trying hard to get back on track. We're doing it IN SPITE OF THEM, just like we did the last 4 years when WE DID IT WITHOUT THEM. I guess that show that WE DON'T NEED THEM in the future, so nothing holding us back from putting Democrats in their office in the upcoming elections. I was once a blue-blooded Republican. They're created so much damage and so much shame that I cannot imagine being a part of that organization (or lack of) in any way today. They're ruined the GOP.
highhatsize February 22, 2013 at 06:03 PM
Wonder who the GOP will import to run against Bishop the next time around. I think that an offshore investment fund manager would be a nice segue from Randy. How soon would the candidate have to take up residence in Suffolk County in order to be eligible? I think I'll put that question to Randy once he sets his carpetbag down in his new abode. (More on this topic, how about a really hot babe as candidate? Randy was a lox.)
Mary Beth February 22, 2013 at 06:46 PM
The truth always comes out, Mr. Altschuler. Your big money donors were looking for a friend in office and thought you could defeat Mr. Bishop so you moved here and pretended to give a crap. Pretended you were "one of us" when, in reality, your candidacy had nothing to do with Long Island and everything to do with your dedication to big money donors looking to you to ease restrictions on everything from environmental policy to shipping jobs overseas. Mr. Outsourcer is the vilest type of politician. Thank god the good people of this district realized just what an opportunist idiot he really is.
Meadow Lane February 22, 2013 at 07:10 PM
@highhatsize - A "lox"? Fishing stories aside - It should be clear, as Mary Beth rightfully pointed out, that Americans will fight big money interests to retain their independent right to vote. And when the Dems get the control back in both houses, they'll kill the bill that made such freak shows legal. Americans must now keep an eye on the State laws bring changes by the GOP which eliminate the Electoral system entirely in every State. First they gerrymander to suit their own goals, then they block minority voters from the polls, and now they want the option to decide where your vote is used - presumably with their candidate. Haven't we had enough yet? Midterm elections are coming and the GOP needs to be shown the door for good.
Gramps Pupany March 08, 2013 at 04:37 PM
NEWSDAY: LI jobs surge in January...same month Altschuler lists his house for sale!
Conservative Underground March 08, 2013 at 05:11 PM
"Much of that gain said to be from low-pay sector", you left that part out. I guess those must be the hamburger flipper jobs that Democrats derided when Bush was President but now that we have a democrat as governor and president, well, those are the greatest jobs in the world. As for the gentleman selling his house, who can blame him. New York is on the downward slide which is why many are leaving the land of high taxes, low wages and curbed freedoms for friendlier environs.
East Hampton Retiree March 24, 2013 at 02:10 PM
Anybody buy Altschuler's house yet? If he's as honest selling his house as he was running for Congress, the buyer had better have TWO engineers go over it with a fine tooth comb. New Jersey...here he comes again!

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