Joe DioGuardi, the father of ‘American Idol’ judge Kara DioGuari, is hoping to secure the Senate seat currently held by Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand. He is up against two other Republicans for the nomination, and he isn’t afraid to use Kara’s name to help him. She is set to appear by his side whenever she can. Hmm….does this mean Kara is a Republican? Who knew?