Politico: Tim Bishop’s bar mitzvah episode could spell trouble

BETH YOUNG FILE PHOTO | Tim Bishop speaking with a group of North Fork residents in February.

Congressman Tim Bishop’s staff asked for political donations from a Southampton man who had reached out to the Congressman for help receiving the permits necessary to include a fireworks show in his son’s bar mitzvah party, according to a report published this morning on the political blog Politico.

Mr. Bishop told Politico that hedge fund manager Eric Semler donated $5,000 to his campaign as a voluntary show of thanks. Mr. Semler said the Congressman’s staff solicited the donation, according to the Politico report.

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