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

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

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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