Chris Brennan at the Daily News touches base with Marc Scaringi, who's getting as much traction in the US Senate race as his buddy Rick Santorum is for president (ie, not much):
Scaringi, who is reaching out to tea-party groups across the state in the hope of building grass-roots momentum, knows that Rob Gleason, the state Republican Party chairman, is seeking a wealthy candidate who can self-fund a Senate campaign.
He says that the party has to find a candidate by Labor Day to get a campaign moving in time.
"By now, you should have found your candidate," Scaringi told us yesterday. "If no one else is stepping up, how about me? I've been running for nine months."