Forecast Dims for G.O.P. in New York

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(NYT) — By any measure, Representative Timothy H. Bishop, a Democrat from Long Island, should be seriously worried about his political survival as the election season unfolds.

Mr. Bishop comes from a swing district where anger at the national health care overhaul bill, which he supported, runs high, and where town-hall-style meetings have been filled with loud denunciations of government spending. The leading Republican challenger, a telegenic young businessman, has poured his own money into the campaign, has the support of the Conservative Party and in at least one poll was even with Mr. Bishop, a four-term incumbent.

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