She is a very bright woman who knows public policy backwards and forwards and who has reached out to a diverse constituency, especially upstate. I'm very impressed.

She has established a beachhead where she was originally viewed as a carpetbagger and is now considered an almost homegrown New Yorker.

Unfortunately, Mike Long has controlled the agenda. Unfortunately, Republicans in the state of New York don't have the luxury of picking their own candidates on their own terms. That's a big reason why the Republican Party is toothless.