Businessman Randy Altschuler recently signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge in his race against Rep. Tim Bishop. Bishop represents the taxpayers of New York’s First Congressional District. According to Politics1, Altschuler is currently the only Republican in the race.

The Cook Political Report rates NY-01 as having a PVI of EVEN. To see additional comments on the race, check out ATR’s press release on Altschuler signing the Pledge below the fold.
Randy Altschuler (R-N.Y.) signs the Taxpayer Protection Pledge
Congressional candidate promises to protect taxpayers’ wallets
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Randy Altschuler, a Republican running in New York’s 1st Congressional District, recently signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge sponsored by Americans for Tax Reform (ATR). The Pledge commits signers to “oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses … and oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates.”
ATR has offered the Pledge to all candidates for federal office since 1987. To date, 34 U.S. senators and 172 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed the Pledge. Additionally, seven Governors and over 1,100 state legislators have signed the Pledge.
“After the passage of the so-called “Stimulus Package,” better known as the Pelosi-Obama-Reid Spending Give-Away, Americans are desperately searching for candidates and politicians that will protect their livelihoods and put their wallets ahead of the federal government’s coffers ,” said Grover Norquist, president of ATR.
“By signing the Pledge, Randy Altschuler demonstrates that he understands the problems of hard-working taxpayers nationwide, but especially the taxpayers of New York’s 1st Congressional District.”
“I challenge all candidates for federal office to make the same commitment to taxpayers by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today,” Norquist continued.
For a pdf version of the release, click here.