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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 03:47 AM

(Wendy) Long wins NY Senate GOP primary to face Gillibrand

Source: Newsday

ALBANY, N.Y. - (AP) -- Wendy Long, who promoted her conservative credentials on her way to a convincing win in New York's Republican Senate primary, now faces a broader and more liberal electorate as she takes on Democratic incumbent Kirsten Gillibrand.

Long, a New York City attorney, defeated U.S. Rep. Bob Turner and Nassau County comptroller George Maragos in a primary election Tuesday notable for low turnout.

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Long has political experience but has never held elected office. She worked in the U.S. Senate, clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and has advocated for conservative judges for the group now known as the Judicial Crisis Network.

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Long has run as a staunch conservative. She promoted her support for gun rights, said she opposed same-sex marriage and vowed never to vote to raise the federal debt ceiling. She has already secured the state Conservative Party line, which is considered crucial to Republicans running for statewide office.



Read more: http://www.newsday.com/long-wins-ny-senate-gop-primary-to-face-gillibrand-1.3807438



Sounds like the anti-Gillibrand. Kirsten Gillibrand was my congresswoman, extremely popular in this traditionally Republican district. Here's hoping for a high turnout among New York voters in November...

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Rhiannon12866 Jun 2012 OP
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pstokely Jun 2012 #3
ashleyecaf Jun 2012 #4
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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:10 AM

1. What a waste of time that primary was.


This seat is staying blue. Long would do a great job if she lost by less than 15.

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Response to aaaaaa5a (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:57 AM

2. I agree, a total waste.

Apparently, nobody even cared enough to show up, if they even knew about it... Reminds me of the halfhearted attempts to run somebody against Hillary Clinton.

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Response to aaaaaa5a (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:06 AM

3. Is Gillibrand still going to the convention after candidates were told to stay home?

?

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:13 AM

4. hi :)

Sounds like the anti-Gillibrand. Kirsten Gillibrand was my congresswoman, extremely popular in this traditionally .

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