Hanna says he won't support his GOP heir Claudia Tenney
Retiring central New York Rep. Richard Hanna (R-Hanna) said he will not support the GOP's candidate in the race for his seat.
Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney won the Republican primary for New York's 22nd Congressional District in June, defeating the candidate Hanna endorsed, Cazenovia businessman Steve Wells. Tenney and Hanna have an estranged relationship that dates back to 2014 when she challenged him in the Republican primary.
But Hanna said this is not personal, it's about Tenney's record.
"She's voted against the [Marcy] Nanocenter, a farm bill to help farmers, flood protection," Hanna said during an event in Mexico, NY. "If you want to be a brand in this business and you want to be on Fox News, you can do that. And that's fine - it's not fine, but a lot of people do. But this job is about the people you can help, the district you can serve and how you reflect that."
Hanna said he likes Tenney's opponents, Democratic candidate, and Broome County legislator, Kim Myers and independent candidate Martin Babinec. But he said it's too early to tell whom he will support between the two.