On October 7, 2013, NYS Senator Lee Zeldin (R – Islip) announced he will seek the Republican nomination for New York’s 1st congressional district. Zeldin will have a challenge for the nomination. For George Demos also announced he will be seeking the GOP nomination as well. This will be the third primary challenge Demos will be making in CD-1 since 2010. The winner of the GOP Primary will go up against Congressman Tim Bishop in November 2014.