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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

I, Claudia

Claudia Tenney has toiled in the trenches of the  New York Assembly for years, but has often framed politics in national terms. In 2014, she tried to win the Republican primary for NY-22 over incumbent (and possibly least conservative Republican in the House) Richard Hanna. If the voters were like me, many didn't even vote in the primary, thinking Tenney had no chance of winning. In fact, she may have, only losing by 6%.

This year was different. Tenney benefited by Hanna choosing to retire rather than facing an onslaught of anti-RINO sentiment. She also had name recognition compared to the other contenders. And, of course, she had two people run against her. Tenney won with 41% and that was enough.

I think strong ideological voices are important in the Congress and Tenney has a history of voicing her opinions. Still, she's no Donald Trump, which is why I can support her.


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