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Pirro's Challenge From The Right

Fred Dicker of The New York Post reports that Jeanine Pirro's already troubled Senate bid is in danger of losing the critical backing of the Conservative Party to former Yonkers Mayor John Spencer:

Tactically, Spencer, a tough-talking ex-Marine who is far more conservative than Pirro on a range of issues, plans to use Conservative Party backing as leverage to convince many still-uncommitted GOP leaders to back him as the only candidate with a chance to defeat Clinton.

Dicker quotes Spencer as saying he thinks the Conservative endorsement is "in the bag."  Dicker also notes that no Republican has won statewide in New York in more than 30 years without Conservative Party support.