Lawyer, mother of two, and a poised, articulate, and thoroughgoing conservative, New Yorker Wendy Long is running for the United States Senate, intending to defeat the Democratic incumbent, Kirsten Gillibrand.
Already the nominee of the Conservative Party, Wendy faces a June 26 primary to secure the additional nomination of the New York Republican Party--and it's only fair to note that each of her opponents in the June primary, Nassau County comptroller George Maragos and Congressman Bob Turner, is, in his own way, impressive--Turner is the former media executive who stunned New York by winning the special election to succeed disgraced Congressman Anthony Weiner. But for a sheer joyful determination to shake up New York politics, Wendy will prove hard to match.
Below, see for yourself. (The video, which shows Wendy addressing the New York GOP convention last month, lasts about ten minutes. She discusses the central rationale for her campaign beginning at about the 6:00 mark.)