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New York Reps Aren't Sold On Gillibrand, May Back McCarthy

02/28/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

New York lawmakers are so far unwilling to throw their support behind newly crowned Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D), and several say they could support a potential primary challenge from Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D).

Democrats in the state's 26-member House delegation made it clear this week that Gillibrand has something to prove to them -- specifically on whether she's going to stick to conservative positions on issues like guns, illegal immigration and economic issues -- or take a more Democratic-held position.

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