The Conservative Party of New York has nominated as its senatorial candidate Wendy Long, who is in a three way primary for the Republican Party’s nomination.
New York’s Conservative Party nominated a strong social and fiscal conservative, Wendy Long, as its Senate candidate on Monday — handing Long’s Republican Party bid a significant boost but also threatening to divide Republican voters.
The endorsement from the small but influential party was a coveted prize sought by all three Republican candidates, who will face off in a June 26 primary. The winner of that race will run as the GOP candidate in November U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, in a bid to be the first Republican to win a senatorial contest in New York since 1992.
Wendy Long has promised she will run until November, regardless of whether she wins the Republican Party’s nomination in April.