NY-22 Voters to Choose Between Tenney and Brindisi
Republican Congresswoman Claudia Tenney and her Democratic challenger, Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi, are wrapping up their campaigns in New York's 22nd District.
Tenney is seeking her second two-year term in the House. Brinidisi is hoping to defeat her on Tuesday.
Millions of dollars from outside the district have poured in to boost both campaigns.
It's been a priority race for the White House with President Trump appearing at an August fundraiser for Tenney in Utica.
The president reiterated his support for Tenney in a mid-morning tweet in which he wrote "her opponent would be a disaster."
Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program a few minutes after the presidential tweet, Brinidisi laughed when asked about Trump's comment. He said "I've been namecalled so much in this campaign, I'm almost immune to it at this point in time."
In a separate interview on the program a short time later, Tenney spoke about the tweet. She said "I thank the president for supporting me and for sending his closest family members and allies up to help us out with our campaign."
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders appeared at a Tenney rally in Endicott Saturday. Donald Trump Jr. was scheduled to visit Rome Monday evening for a final Tenney campaign event.
Polls in New York state will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
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