ALBANY—Less than 24 hours after her designation as the Republican candidate to replace John McHugh in Congress, Assemblywoman DeDe Scozzafava is about to get a challenge from the right.
“I did call up Mike Long, and Shaun Marie Lavine. Clearly they are not backing DeDe Scozzafava,” said Jim Kelly, a Conservative Party operative from Wilmington who managed John Spencer’s 2006 unsuccessful run for U.S. Senate. “As soon as he gives me the green light, I’m going to jump into this thing. I’m going to bring newspaper reporters with me, and we’re going to trash the Republicans on this for running a
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