Three months after the election of Bill Owens in the 23rd Congressional District ended a political soap opera that drew a national audience, a new episode began to unfold Wednesday.
New York Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long all but guaranteed a repeat three-way race in November if Republican primary voters fail to elect Doug Hoffman as their candidate.
Long, in an interview with The Post-Standard, said if Republicans know what is best for their party, they will avoid a primary for the 23rd District seat and back Hoffman.
Long said he’s not interested in supporting any of the three other Republicans who have announced their interest in the seat — including state Assemblyman Will Barclay, R-Pulaski, who has always picked up the Conservative Party backing in the past.
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