DioGuardi wins GOP primary, will face Sen. Gillibrand

(AP) - Joseph DioGuardi, a former congressman from Westchester County, completed a turnaround Tuesday to wina three-way Republican primary election in a bid to unseat

NEW YORK - (AP) - Joseph DioGuardi, a former congressman from Westchester County, completed a turnaround Tuesday to wina three-way Republican primary election in a bid to unseat Sen.Kirsten Gillibrand. DioGuardi had to petition his way on to the ballot after failingto muster enough party support at the state convention. He nowfaces a Democrat with a wide lead in the polls and far morecampaign cash. DioGuardi, the father of former "American Idol" judge KaraDioGuardi, defeated David Malpass, a former Bear Stearns chiefeconomist, and Bruce Blakeman, a former Long Island lawmaker. With 87 percent of the precincts reporting, DioGuardi had 42percent of the vote, compared with 38 percent for Malpass and 20percent for Blakeman.

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