NEW YORK (AP)—
Joseph DioGuardi has won a three-way Republican
primary election in a bid to unseat Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
The former congressman from suburban Westchester County faces a
Democrat with a wide lead in the polls and far more campaign cash.
The win is a turnaround for DioGuardi, who had to petition his
way on to the ballot after failing to muster enough party support
at the state convention.
DioGuardi defeated Bruce Blakeman, a former Long Island
lawmaker, and David Malpass, a former Bear Stearns chief economist.
He is the father of former "American Idol" judge Kara
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