Rep. Claudia Tenney Challenges Congressman Richard Hanna to Debates Ahead of June Primary
Republican State Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney is challenging U.S. Rep. Richard Hanna to a series of debates throughout the 22nd Congressional District.
With just a little more than two months to go until the June 24th federal primary, Tenney announced Monday that she is calling on Hanna to participate in at least two debates ahead of the primary.
Tenney who currently represents the 101st Assembly District, is looking for debates throughout the the 22nd Congressional District, which includes Cortland County.
The 22nd District is comprised of all of Chenango, Cortland, Madison and Oneida counties, plus portions of Broome, Herkimer, Oswego and Tioga counties.
There is no Democratic opponent in the race, which makes the Republican primary a winner take all race for Hanna.
Tenney is facing an uphill battle in the primary. Hanna has been endorsed by several GOP committees in the District, including the Cortland County Republican Committee.
Tenney isn't the only Republican challenging Hanna in the GOP primary. Michael Kicinski also filed petitions to appear on the June 24th ballot. Kicinski challenged Hanna in the 2012 Republican primary, but lost by nearly 6,000 votes.