In a mailing dated Sept. 15, Congressman Tim Bishop, a Southampton Democrat who represents the New York's First Congressional District, endorsed Zach Cohen for East Hampton Town supervisor. He also issued a strongly worded criticism of East Hampton Town Supervisor Bill Wilkinson, who is seeking re-election to a second term.
The letter charged that the supervisor has "injected partisan politics into government." He cited Mr. Wilkinson's invitation of Randy Altschuler to an official meeting last year, as an example. Mr. Altschuler was the Republican nominee against Mr. Bishop and narrowly lost to him in the general election. He also objected to Mr. Altschuler being named as one of Mr. Wilkinson's honorary campaign chairmen.
Mr. Wilkinson did not respond to a request for comment Friday.