Stephen Reader covers politics for It's a Free Country, WNYC's interactive politics site. He joined the station in 2010 and has also worked for Studio 360, WNYC's Peabody Award-winning show about art, culture, and creativity.
Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro will endorse Republican Wendy Long in her bid for U.S. Senate this year, Long's campaign announced Tuesday morning.
Long is one of three Republicans campaigning for the party’s nomination. The winner will take on incumbent Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in the fall.
Molinaro gave the nod to Long over Rep. Bob Turner (NY-9) and Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos, who are also running for the GOP nomination.