News Release Tim Bishop Supporters Launch Campaign Kickoff Rally

September 16, 2014

Farmingville, N.Y.— Today, more than 250 supporters of Rep. Tim Bishop gathered outside his Farmingville campaign office to kick off his bid for reelection. Rep. Tim Bishop, County Executive Steve Bellone and Long Island Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO President John Durso were among the speakers at the rally. Afterwards, Bishop volunteers made calls and knocked on doors in their communities to get the campaign’s message of strengthening the middle class to voters.

Rep. Tim Bishop said, “The energy in this crowd is electric and I am proud to see so many supporters who share my belief in strengthening the middle class and investing in our communities. The people of Long Island deserve a leader who will pursue common-sense solutions, not cling to a far-right ideological agenda that shifts the tax burden onto the backs of the middle class. With your help, I am confident that we’re going to win this campaign and continue laying the foundation for Long Island’s future.”

County Executive Steve Bellone said, "Tim Bishop is one of the strongest fighters for Suffolk County's middle class families," Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said.  "Whether it's protecting jobs at Brookhaven National Lab or leading the effort to protect our shorelines, Congressman Bishop is one of our region's most effective advocates. Suffolk County needs Tim Bishop to keep fighting for us." 

LI Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO President John Durso said, “As our Congressman Tim Bishop has been at the forefront fighting for working people, and fighting for those without a voice. Congressman Bishop has opposed harmful cuts, fought to protect fair wages and defended workers’ rights all steps necessary to support an economy that works for all of us, not just the wealthy. Here today and throughout this campaign we will be going door to door speaking with our members to support him, just as he has supported us.”

Rep. Tim Bishop is running for reelection to Congress in New York’s First Congressional District. In his time in Congress he has been a champion for the middle class. He saved 1,000 jobs at Brookhaven National Laboratory by opposing deep funding cuts, and saved another 950 jobs when he convinced the FAA to keep their facilities on Long Island. In addition, he has brought over $1 billion in funding to invest in BNL and colleges such as Stony Brook University.

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