Politics is in the air for the DioGuardi family, as the dad of “Idol” judge Kara is planning to run for Senator in the state of New York.
Republican Joseph DioGuardi, who served for two terms in the House of Representatives during the 1980s, announced that he’s running for Senator against incumbent Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand.
According to the politician, he’s running on the platform of fiscal responsibility.
“We’re spending money we don’t have. We’re borrowing money from countries we don’t trust and don’t share our values,” he spoke in a stage overlooking the Grand Central Terminal, in which his daughter was not present.
“My daughter loves me. I’m sure she’ll do everything possible… to get me elected to the U.S. Senate,” he said.
His opponent, Gillibrand, was appointed to her position last year by New York Governor David Paterson to take over the position left by Hillary Clinton, who at that time became the U.S. Secretary of State.
Some Democrats find Gillibrand to be unable to work on making New York a liberal-leaning state. No major opponent has stood up to challenge her in the primary.
Five other Republicans are also decided in running against Gillibrand, including David Malpass, former Bear Stearns economist, and Bruce Blakeman of Long Island. Primaries will be held on September 14 and elections are due November 2.
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