Bishop & Altschuler Set to Square Off on Key Issues to 50+ Voters

Oct 25, 2012, 15:28 ET from AARP New York

Candidates to Address Medicare & Social Security Plans at AARP & WSHU Forum – 50+ Voters Will Likely Determine Winner in Race


NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What:  One of the most closely contested Congressional races in New York, and one of the hottest in the nation, will take center stage tomorrow tonight in front of the group that will likely determine the winner, 50-plus voters.  This Friday night, the candidates seeking to represent New York's 1st Congressional District, Rep. Tim Bishop and Randy Altschuler, will square off at an AARP & WSHU (NPR) candidate forum to discuss their plans for Medicare and Social Security, which are pressing issues in the campaigns and for 50-plus voters.  The debate will be moderated by WSHU's own Charles Lane and broadcast live by the station on 89.9 FM. 

Who: Rep. Tim Bishop
Randy Altschuler                 
Charles Lane, WSHU, Moderator
AARP Members

WhenFriday, October 26th
7-9 P.M.

WhereLong Island Aquarium
Sea Star Ballroom
431 East Main Street
Riverhead, NY 11901

Why:  Long Island holds the largest concentration of AARP members in the nation, with over 700,000 members. Medicare has become a hot topic in the race to represent New York's 1st Congressional District, and according to a recent AARP survey of 50-plus voters in the district, about three-quarters say the candidates for Congress have done a poor job of explaining their plans for strengthening or reforming Social Security and Medicare. Voters 50-plus represent the largest voting demographic in New York and the nation and the group is looking to the candidates in this race for their positions before hitting the polls on Election Day, which is just under two weeks away.