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.
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.