The stage is building for a potential November rematch of a 2018 congressional race that was one of the closest and most important of the 2018 election cycle.
District 22 Rep. Anthony Brindisi (D) will officially launch his reelection campaign today (February 24) from an event this afternoon in Binghamton.
He won the job in 2018 from former Rep. Claudia Tenney (R), who announced this past October that she’ll be seeking a rematch in the coming November elections. She’s already received backing from President Trump, who also supported her in the 2018 race.
Challenging Tenney once again in the Republican primary is George Phillips, who ran and lost to her in 2016 after also falling to former Rep. Maurice Hinchey in 2010.
Phillips was previously dean of students at Seton Catholic Central High School and also taught at SUNY Broome Community College as an adjunct professor.
Primary elections are set for April 28, with nine days of early voting beforehand.
The General Election is Tuesday, November 3.