Ad: Bishop's Buy-Off
8:45 AM, Jun 27, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Fresh off the New York state federal primaries, one conservative group is out with a new ad targeting a top Democratically-held seat. American Action Network, which supported New York state senator Lee Zeldin in his successful House Republican primary victory Tuesday, has a new web ad highlighting Democratic House member Tim Bishop's bottle-rocket buy-off.
The ad, which parodies celebrity news show TMZ, focuses on Bishop's securing of a fireworks permit for a wealthy Long Island hedge fund manager's party back in May 2012. But before the permit was secure, Politico reported, Bishop's campaign solicited and received a combined $10,000 donation from the hedge-fund manager and his wife, who had never given to the candidate before. The House Ethics committee is currently investigating
Watch the ad below:
Bishop faces Zeldin in the general election this November. If elected, Zeldin would become the only Jewish Republican in the House (after the exit of defeated House majority leader Eric Cantor).
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