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Long Victorious in GOP Senate Primary, Faces Gillibrand in November

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Senatorial candidate Wendy Long
Senatorial candidate Wendy Long

Manhattan attorney Wendy Long secured the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate race on Tuesday night by winning the primary over her two competitors Congressman Bob Turner and Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos. She will challenge incumbent Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in November’s general election.

With 96 percent of the districts calculated, Long received 69,168 votes, while Turner took 48,429 votes Maragos collected 18,307 votes.

Turner, who was elected to Congress in September 2011 in a special election following the resignation of Rep. Anthony Weiner, conceded to Long.

“I congratulate Ms. Long on her impressive victory tonight,” said Turner. “I pledge to work with Ms. Long to unite all Republicans and Conservatives in the effort to defeat Kirsten Gillibrand in November.”

Long has worked for two U.S. Senators and as a law clerk under U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

The Dartmouth College graduate practiced law with Kirkland & Ellis, LLP, becoming a litigation partner in Manhattan. Long left private practice to build the Judicial Confirmation Network (now the Judicial Crisis Network). She has lived in Manhattan for 14 years with her husband, Arthur, and their two children.

She is a member of former Gov. Mitt Romney’s Justice Advisory Committee, teaches Roman Catholic catechism in New York City for the Narnia program, and is a member of the New York City Parks Mounted Auxiliary Unit.

During the state Republican Convention in March, Long received 47 percent of the party’s votes, easily besting Turner and Maragos. She has also secured the Conservative Party line of the November ballot and has signed Grover Norquist’s anti-tax pledge.

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