New York GOP to Nominate Senate Challenger to Schumer

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -
Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) speaks during the 30th Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. in the Brooklyn borough of New York January 18, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY). (Reuters/Brendan McDermid)

New York Republicans are set to nominate a challenger to Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer.

Republicans are holding a nominating convention Friday in Buffalo. One potential candidate is Wendy Long, who was beaten decisively by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in 2012.

New York Democrats nominated Schumer to run for a fourth term on Monday. Schumer has $24 million in his campaign account and is a heavy favorite in a state where Democrats outnumber Republicans two-to-one.