Republican challenger Chele Farley has earned another minor party endorsement in her bid to unseat U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.
Farley, a Republican, has been nominated by the state Reform Party to run on its ballot line in November. The party's leadership cited Farley's support of term limits as one of the reasons why they are supporting her for U.S. Senate.
"To get real reform in Washington, we need to get more people involved in the process, term limits for our elected officials and an end to the pay-to-play culture that dominates Washington and Chele Farley is committed to these reforms," said Curtis Sliwa, chairman of the Reform Party.
When Farley launched her Senate campaign in February, one of the positions she revealed is her support of term limits for members of Congress. Presidents are limited to two four-year terms, but there aren't term limits in place for members of the House of Representatives and Senate.
If elected to the Senate, Farley said she would serve no more than two six-year terms in office.
Farley is the underdog in the race against Gillibrand, who has been the state's junior U.S. senator since 2009. Gillibrand, D-N.Y., won her last re-election bid by 46 points. Statewide, Democrats hold a large enrollment advantage over Republicans.
But Farley believes she can be successful against Gillibrand in November.
"We will win because we're right on the issues and because Kirsten Gillibrand has abdicated her responsibility to her state as she appeals to the national political activists vital to her 2020 ambitions," Farley said.
In the race against Gillibrand, Farley will have the Republican, Conservative and Reform party lines. Gillibrand has already won the support of the Democratic and Independence parties. She will likely run on the Working Families Party line, too.