Spin Cycle

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First round of weighted voting at the GOP convention on the US Senate seat now occupied by Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand:

Joe DioGuardi 17.8 percent; he needed 25 percent to make a primary.

David Malpass, 40.04 percent, enough for a primary.

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Bruce Blakeman, 42.1 percent, for primary.

Now comes a second vote to see who may get more than 50 percent for a preferred "designation."