Wendy Long ran as a staunch conservative to win New York's Republican Senate Primary and now faces a broader and more liberal electorate as she takes on Democratic incumbent Kirsten Gillibrand.
Long, a New York City attorney, defeated U.S. Representative Bob Turner and Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos in a primary election Tuesday notable for low turnout.
With nearly every precinct reporting, Long had 51 percent of the vote, compared to 36 percent for Turner and 13 for Maragos.
Long now must raise millions of dollars and build statewide name recognition.
Gillibrand, a three-year incumbent, already has about $10 million in campaign cash.
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