An Opponent for Rep Richard Hanna Ready to Attack His Record

Apr 17, 2014

NYS Assembly Member Claudia Tenney is challenging Richard Hanna for the GOP nomination for Hanna's congressional seat.
Credit Tenney's Assembly Website

A state assembly member is ready to kick her campaign to jump to the federal government into high gear.  Claudia Tenney is trying to wrestle the republican nomination away from incumbent congress member Richard Hanna in New York’s 22nd district.  Tenney is calling Hanna a disappointment to conservatives…noting at least one publication calls him the third most liberal G-O-P house member.  She believes asserting her conservative credentials will help her win a primary.

"Number one is I will not vote to raise taxes.  The number one thing people seem more upset about than anything is Obama-care and second is our debt.  I won’t to raise the debt ceiling without some concession or spending cuts.  We have to do something to stop the bleeding and I would actually advocate for elimination of some of the bureaucratic organizations in the federal government," Tenney said.

Tenney is just about to find out if her nominating petitions get her on the primary ballot…she’s also pumping 100-thousand dollars of her own money into the campaign.  She knows it’s difficult to challenge an incumbent when she has less name recognition.  But Tenney suggests her record in Albany will please voters more than Hanna’s in Washington.  The district includes Oneida, Madision, Herkimer and Cortland Counties.  Michael Kacinski is also seeking the G-O-P nomination in the primary June 24th.