Candidates facing off in Sept. 14 Primary

Rick Lazio is a former Congressman from western New York. He received national attention in 2000 when he challenged Hillary Clinton for an open U.S. Senate seat.

Carl P. Paladino, 63, is an attorney and developer from Buffalo.

Ralph C. Lorigo, chairman of the Erie County Conservative Party, is the principal of a law firm in West Seneca, NY.

Gregory J. Edwards is the current county executive of Chautauqua County, and Thomas V. Ognibene is a former Queens City Councilman ran against New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2005.

Gary Berntsen is a former Central Intelligence career officer; and a business consultant. Jay Townsend is the founder of an advertising agency and he lives in Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY.

Joseph DioGuardi, 70, was once a U.S. Congressman and now is a practicing accountant. David Malpass is president of an economic research firm, and Bruce Blakeman -the former husband of Beatle Paul McCartney's current girlfriend - is a lawyer and former commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

The polls will be open from noon to 9 p.m. on Sept. 14 throughout Warren County.

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