Wendy Long Makes Final Push in GOP Senate Primary

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics.

U.S. Senate candidate cast her vote this morning in the three-way Republican primary to determine who will take on Sen. this fall.

After voting on the , Long said she was heading out on whirlwind tour of the state: flying to , then driving to and before returning to tonight.

“I think everything is a key battleground,” Long said. “I haven’t given up on any part of the state.”

Long cited the support of the big upstate counties at the Republican convention, and also said she was focusing on Staten Island and was competing in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

Yet Long also acknowledged the challenge of running as a political unknown, especially given the shortness of the primary season. She said her strategy had been to reach out to voters in the Republican base at Tea Party meetings and Republican picnics.

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