Private equity executive Chele Chiavacci Farley (R) will challenge Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D).
Farley "said a key priority will be to recapture the more than $40 billion more in taxes that New Yorkers send to Washington than they receive back in services each year.”
“Farley starts with little statewide name recognition in a heavily blue state that has not elected a Republican since George Pataki was elected to a third term as governor in 2002.”
“As she ramped up toward her announcement, Farley has been in contact with veteran Democratic consultant Hank Sheinkopf. Sheinkopf didn’t rule out working for Farley, though he said he is not currently under contract.” (New York Daily News)