Looking to avoid a fight with Tea Party activists, New York Republican Jane Corwin announced endorsements from two prominent activists on Tuesday.

There have been reports that Tea Party members wanted David Bellavia, an Iraq War veteran and activist, picked as the nominee and were considering backing him against Corwin in a three-way race. Corwin was tapped by Republican leaders on Monday night to run for former Rep. Chris Lee's (R-N.Y.) seat in the upcoming special election. She moved quickly to sooth the grumbling about her candidacy.

On Tuesday Corwin rolled an endorsement from former gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino (R), which may help assuage fears she's not conservative enough for the district.

"Washington needs leadership that will stand up to the liberal special interests and Obama-Pelosi agenda and reclaim our country for taxpayers and everyday citizens. That's why Jane is the right choice to represent us in Congress," Paladino said in a statement released by Corwin's campaign.

"I'm a proud member of the Tea Party movement in New York, and together we helped change the face of Congress in November. Jane Corwin will be another member in our movement to take our country back."

Paladino's 2010 gubernatorial run was supported by the state's Tea Party groups, who helped him to a surprise win in the primary over former Rep. Rick Lazio. He subsequently lost to Democrat Andrew Cuomo in the general election.

The Corwin camp also released an endorsement from Lenny Roberto, founder of the New York Tea Party group Primary Challenge.

“As the founder of Primary Challenge, the last thing we need is a third-party challenge that could give liberals in Washington another vote to spend taxpayers’ hard-earned money. A vote for Jane Corwin is a win for taxpayers," Roberto said in a statement.