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August 15, 2012 3:44 pm

Congressman Bishop in Heat of Bar Mitzvah Fireworks

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Congressman Tim Bishop. Photo: wiki commons.

Politico – Eric Semler wanted to throw his son a Bar Mitzvah bash that he would never forget — capped by a fireworks show near the hedge fund investor’s Southampton, N.Y., home — but he needed Rep. Tim Bishop’s help.

The fireworks company Semler hired hadn’t received government permits needed to put on the display. So on May 21, with the party just five days away, Semler contacted the Democratic congressman and asked for his help.

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