Saratoga County Clerk Kathleen Marchione will challenge state Sen. Roy McDonald, R-Saratoga, Saratoga County Republican Committee leaders said Saturday.
...“I’m actually very excited that Kathy has decided to run,” Clifton Park Republican Chairman Brian Telesh said.
...The committee recently voted unanimously to not endorse McDonald.
Conservatives have criticized McDonald for his votes last year in support of same-sex marriage, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s tax plan and for allowing school districts to borrow to pay pension costs.
...“If you know Kathy,” Telesh said, “she’s going to run only if she knows she can win.”