Last year, Gibson overcame a challenge from Democrat challenger Julian Schreibman of Stone Ridge, despite the fact President Barack Obama easily defeated GOP nominee Mitt Romney in the district.
In Schoharie County, incumbent Jefferson Town Supervisor Dan Singletary and Sean Jordan, a former county employee, are squaring off in a contest for the GOP nomination for the job Singletary has now.
Singletary says he already has the Conservative and Independence lines but is not sure if will end up with the GOP nod. Jordan, who is not a registered Republican, said he thinks he has a shot of winning the backing of the Republicans.
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