Democratic U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will have to wait until September to find out who her challenger will be in November.
This from the Associated Press:
NEW YORK (AP) - Republican Senate candidates Bruce Blakeman and David Malpass have earned enough support to run in a September primary in New York.
Republicans meeting in Manhattan are choosing potential challengers to take on Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (KEHR'-sten JIL'-uh-brand).
Blakeman, a former Long Island lawmaker, and Malpass, a former Bear Stearns chief economist, gathered enough support from delegates in the first round of balloting to win spots on the Sept. 14 primary ballot.
A third candidate, former congressman Joe DioGuardi, didn't get enough votes for a primary line in the first round Thursday.
Republicans are balloting a second time to see if they can agree on a designated candidate.
Gillibrand was appointed last year to replace Hillary Rodham Clinton, who was named U.S. secretary of state.