FILE – In this June 10, 2015, file photo, former assemblywoman Claudia Tenney, R-NY, speaks during a news conference at the Capitol, in Albany, N.Y. Tenney faces Democratic New York State Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi in the state’s 22nd Congressional District. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)
UPDATED 11:29 AM PT — Saturday, February 15, 2020
The president has announced his support for former Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-N.Y.). President Trump endorsed Tenney on Twitter, commending her on her past in Congress.
The Republican congressional candidate quickly responded by saying she was honored to have the president’s support and that Upstate New York is excited to join him in the “great American comeback.”
Tenney got her political start in 2002 by representing New York State Assemblyman David Townsend as his legal council and chief of staff. She went on to win the 2016 election, serving in Congress until she was unseated in 2018.
As a small business owner and military mother, Tenney is running on a conservative platform that opposes unnecessary taxation while supporting active and retired military.
“Republicans and Democrats…all across Central New York get up and fight for their families, for their jobs,” stated the congressional candidate. “That’s who I’ll fight for in Congress.”
FILE – In this Feb. 25, 2019 file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a bill signing ceremony in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
Tenney is a vocal advocate for the Second Amendment and was the first to introduce a bill to repeal New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s restrictive Safe Act. If she wins the Republican primary, she will face off in a rematch with Anthony Brindisi (D-N.Y.), who edged her out by less than two percent.