Yes, Joseph DioGuardi, dad of Kara, won the Republican Senate primary and will challenge Senator Kirsten Gillibrand for her seat. After petitioning to be on the ballot, DioGuardi, a former Congressman, beat out Bruce Blakeman, a Long Island lawyer who is also known as Paul McCartney's girlfriend's ex-husband, and David Malpass, who was backed by Mayor Bloomberg's girlfriend. DioGuardi said, “We brought together Conservative and Republican lines. Do you realize what that means? Senator Gillibrand’s worst nightmare is coming true tonight. The NY Times reports, "Ms. Gillibrand was favored over whichever Republican she faced, because she is well financed and well known and has made efforts to build bipartisan support."