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Three GOP candidates hope to unseat Gillibrand

Mar 19, 2012 4:07 pm
Three Republicans will vie for the chance to unseat Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York). New York City lawyer Wendy Long, Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos and Congressman Bob Turner all received enough delegate votes at the GOP convention Rochester, Fri., Mar. 16, to qualify for the primary. Long led the field with 47 percent of the delegate votes; Maragos and Turner received 27 and 25 percent of delegate votes, respectively. Turner, a relative political newcomer, won a surprise victory last fall in a special election to fill the Ninth Congressional District seat vacated by Anthony Weiner. The new redistricting plan will eliminate that district. Turner jumped into the Senate race one week before the convention. The GOP primary is scheduled for June 26. Read the full story online.