Former Rep. Claudia Tenney (R) announced this morning (October 1) that she will challenge incumbent Rep. Anthony Brindisi (D) to a rematch for District 22, after losing her seat to him during the 2018 midterms by a 1% margin.
Last year’s race for New York’s 22nd Congressional District was one of the closest and most expensive races in the entire country during those elections.
Tenney lost by a mere percentage point in a race that took weeks after the polls were closed before all ballots and absentees could accurately be counted.
“Upstate New York deserves a representative who will fight for their values in Congress, someone who will work to deliver actual results, not resistance. Nancy Pelosi, Anthony Brindisi and democrats in Congress are not interested in governing, they simply want to resist the President’s agenda,” Tenney said in a release.
She now joins two other Republican candidates vying for the party nomination to challenge Brindisi in the 2020 general election, including Steve Cornwell and Franklin Sager.
New York’s 22nd Congressional District includes Cortland, Chenango, Madison and Oneida counties, along with parts of Broome, Herkimer, Tioga and Oswego counties.
The general election is on November 3, 2020, with primaries being held on June 23, 2020.