How Real Is the Gillibrand Primary?

Officially, it was in the interest of promoting a “fair, open and inclusive” process in the run-up to the spring 2010 state convention that ten Democratic members of New York’s congressional delegation wrote to June O’Neill, their state party’s chairwoman, late last week to urge her not to expend party resources on Kirsten Gillibrand’s re-election efforts.
More significantly, though, their epistle served as a vivid reminder to Ms. Gillibrand (in case she needed one) that her January appointment to the Senate may not shield her from a serious challenge from within her own party next year.

How Real Is the Gillibrand Primary?