22nd Congressional District


    The support of two of the most prominent women in New York politics helped Colleen Deacon secure the nomination for the 24th congressional district in Tuesday's primary.  She enjoyed endorsements by Hillary Clinton and Kirsten Gillibrand to boost her first-time candidacy among democrats.  

Deacon topped Eric Kingson and Steve Williams in the contest.  Kingson enjoyed attention late in the race when Bernie Sanders endorsed him and held an event in Syracuse with the candidate.  Deacon ran largely on issues such as equal rights, pay equity and women's health issues.  She drew 49% of the vote, while Kingson tallied 32% and Williams got 19%.  

Deacon will run against incumbent John Katko in the November election.  Katko is finishing up his first term in congress.  


Republican voters in the 22nd congressional district will have three candidates to choose from when they go to the polls on June 28th.

Scott Willis / WAER News

With primary elections a week away, Utica-area Congressmember Richard Hanna seemed to be trying to bolster his Republican credentials Tuesday by bringing Long Island colleague Representative Peter King to Central New York.  

 Hanna is facing a primary challenge from Tea Party candidate and state assemblymember Claudia Tenney of New Hartford.  She’s accused him and the Republican Party of abandoning their conservative principles of less government and lower taxes.  Hanna says he doesn’t get too mired in the politics of his positions.  

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.