NY Conservatives pick Long vs Schumer

Posted at 3:15 PM, Mar 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-07 03:19:28-05

New York's Conservative Party has chosen Wendy Long as its challenger to Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer.

The Conservatives chose Long at their meeting in Brooklyn on Saturday, one day after Republicans designated her as their candidate.

Long ran for Senate on the Republican and Conservative lines in 2012. She was beaten decisively by Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.

Long is a New York City attorney who once clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and was a press secretary to two senators.

New York Democrats nominated Schumer to run for a fourth term on Monday. Schumer has $24 million in his campaign account and is a heavy favorite in a state where Democrats outnumber Republicans 2 to 1.