Claudia Tenney

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It took three months after Election Day for Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-New Hartford) to be declared the winner, but the 22nd Congressional District now finally has representation in Congress. Tenney is serving her second term in office, after being unseated in 2018. She reflected on the frustrating legal process over the last few months, as well as the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and the second impeachment of former President Donald Trump.

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The Oneida County elections commissioners are stepping down, after an extremely close election for the 22nd Congressional District revealed significant errors on behalf of the Oneida County Board of Elections.

Carolanne Cardone, the Democratic elections commissioner, submitted her resignation on Tuesday, according to the Oneida County Legislature clerk. The Republican elections commissioner, Rose Grimaldi, is expected to submit her resignation Wednesday.

Brindisi/Tenney campaigns

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Anthony Brindisi conceded Monday that it was “time to close the book on this election,” hours after New York officials certified Republican Claudia Tenney’s razor-thin victory in the nation’s last undecided congressional race.

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York judge ruled Friday that Republican Claudia Tenney defeated U.S. Rep. Anthony Brindisi by 109 votes in the nation’s last undecided congressional race.

The ruling by Judge Scott DelConte could clear the way for Tenney to be sworn in as the representative for central New York’s 22nd Congressional District, barring emergency intervention by a state appeals court.

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney appeared on the verge of recapturing her old seat in Congress as election officials finished counting ballots Monday in the nation’s last undecided U.S. House race.

Tenney, a central New York Republican, began the day with a 122-vote lead over U.S. Rep. Anthony Brindisi, according to unofficial vote totals from both campaigns. Brindisi was the Democrat who ousted Tenney from office in 2018.

NY-22: Judge Sets-Up What Could Be Final Stages In Drawn Out Race

Jan 29, 2021
Brindisi/Tenney campaigns

The Oswego County Supreme Court Justice presiding over ballot review in New York’s 22nd Congressional District ordered Friday that the eight county Boards of Elections must certify their vote counts by the end of the day on Tuesday, Feb. 2.

Lawyers give final arguments in 22nd Congressional District race

Jan 22, 2021
Brindisi/Tenney campaigns

SYRACUSE, NY (WSKG) — Lawyers for Democrat Anthony Brindisi and Republican Claudia Tenney met on Friday to give their final arguments in the neck-and-neck race for New York’s 22nd Congressional District.

The seat is the only one still vacant in all of Congress.

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In the 22nd Congressional District race, the last undecided congressional race in the nation, a judge has ordered the Oneida County Board of Elections to review more than 1,000 rejected affidavit ballots. Republican Claudia Tenney has a lead over incumbent Democrat Anthony Brindisi of just 29 votes.

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Syracuse-area Rep. John Katko said his history as a moderate Republican will be in play as Congress begins its 117th session in Washington. Katko expects more sway from moderates and his reputation will be a positive.

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A judge has ruled that the county boards of elections in the 22nd Congressional District must correct all errors, past objections, and recanvass the ballots, when necessary, in the race between Democratic incumbent Rep. Anthony Brindisi and Republican challenger Claudia Tenney. State Supreme Court Justice Scott DelConte wrote in his order that seven boards of elections had “careless or inadvertent failures” in canvassing affidavit and absentee ballots, and preserving challenges to those ballots.

Brindisi/Tenney campaigns

The 22nd Congressional District race between Republican Claudia Tenney and Democratic incumbent Anthony Brindisi, is one of the closest in the country. A month after Election Day, there is still no winner, and one might not be determined anytime soon. A judge has to rule on challenges to more than 2,000 absentee and affidavit ballots. At the moment, the race is only separated by 12 votes, with Tenney leading. Besides the razor thin margin, the absentee ballot counting process has been plagued by some errors and inefficiencies made by election officials.

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Nearly a month after Election Day, a county in New York on Monday said it had discovered a small batch of uncounted ballots with the potential to sway the outcome of one of the nation’s closest battles for a seat in Congress.

Chenango County informed a state judge it had discovered 55 ballots cast during the state’s early voting period in the ultra-tight race between U.S. Rep. Anthony Brindisi, a Democrat, and his Republican challenger, former U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney.


Democrat John Mannion is claiming victory in the 50th State Senate District race over Republican Angi Renna, who led by more than 7,000 votes on election night. Mannion took the lead on Monday by close to 2,300 votes. Onondaga County has resumed counting absentee ballots, after an outbreak of COVID-19 infections stopped the count, more than two weeks ago.

Brindisi/Tenney campaigns

Rep. Anthony Brindisi’s (D-Utica) campaign said Wednesday he has taken the lead over Republican challenger Claudia Tenney in the race for New York’s 22nd Congressional District.

Brindisi trailed Tenney by more than 28,000 votes on election night, but did not concede, saying he was confident enough absentee ballots would swing his way to give him the win.

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OSWEGO, N.Y. (AP) — A state judge has ordered a hold on the certification of election results in the tight race for New York’s 22nd Congressional District that stretches from Lake Ontario to the Pennsylvania border.

A state supreme court judge in Oswego County issued an injunction on Tuesday blocking all the eight counties included in the district from certifying results.

Republican Claudia Tenney is vying to reclaim her seat in Congress from incumbent U.S. Rep. Anthony Brindisi, the Democrat.

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A rematch between a former Republican congressional member and the Democrat who ousted her from office two years ago has come down to a just a few dozen votes, with a judge likely to play a role in the final outcome.

Brindisi/Tenney campaigns

The race for New York’s 22nd Congressional District has come down to the wire. With nearly 5,000 new votes from Chenango County on Thursday, Democrat Anthony Brindisi and Republican challenger Claudia Tenney are approximately 206 votes apart.

The current tally comes from unofficial vote counts reported by all eight county boards of elections in the district.

Brindisi continues to close in on Tenney's election night lead

Nov 18, 2020
Brindisi/Tenney campaigns

BINGHAMTON, NY (WSKG) — The race for New York’s 22nd Congressional District is narrowing. As of Wednesday evening, incumbent Anthony Brindisi (D-Utica) trailed Republican challenger Claudia Tenney by fewer than 2,000 votes.

Absentee ballot count begins in 22nd Congressional District race

Nov 11, 2020
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BINGHAMTON, NY (WSKG) — Absentee ballot counting in New York’s 22nd Congressional District began Tuesday. An Oswego County Supreme Court justice previously prohibited counties from starting the tally until legal questions from the candidates were answered.

Former Republican representative Claudia Tenney and incumbent Rep. Anthony Brindisi (D-Utica) both filed lawsuits with the court requesting judicial supervision of the ballot-counting.

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Republican Reps. Tom Reed (R-Corning) and Elise Stefanik (R-Schuylerville) both won their reelection races Tuesday, and John Katko (R-Camillus) holds a large lead over his Democratic Challenger Dana Balter with absentee ballots still to count.

Katko all but declared victory in the race for the 24th Congressional District late Tuesday. After results gave him a 55,000 vote lead over Balter, the three-term Congressman issued a statement saying “As the outstanding absentee ballots are counted in NY24, it’s clear our campaign has prevailed.”

NY-22: Candidates debate health care, policing

Oct 23, 2020
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With just 12 days until the election, candidates for New York’s 22nd Congressional District made their case to voters during a broadcast debate Thursday night. Democratic incumbent Anthony Brindisi, former Republican representative Claudia Tenney and Libertarian candidate Keith Price were present.

In 2018 the race for New York’s 22nd congressional district was very tight and took weeks to settle. In 2020, it looks to be close again.

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In 2018 the race for New York's 22nd Congressional District seat was extremely close, with Democratic challenger Anthony Brindisi defeating incumbent Rep. Claudia Tenney by just over 4,000 votes. This year, Brindisi is the incumbent, and Tenney is the challenger. This week, Grant Reeher talks with Tenney about her campaign, COVID-19, and more. 

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Recently released reports from the Federal Elections Commission show that Rep. Anthony Brindisi (D-Utica) raised three times as much as former Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-New Hartford) in the last three months of 2019.

Brindisi brought in $909,992.95 last quarter, leaving him with $1.85 million on hand going into what will likely be an expensive and hard fought reelection campaign.

“I think it shows that we have a lot of folks out there, individual contributors who are proud of the effort that we are putting forth,” Brindisi said in an interview Saturday.

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New York State Republican Chair Nick Langworthy joined Republican congressional candidate Claudia Tenney and Trump supporters in Utica Wednesday, calling on Rep. Anthony Brindisi (D-Utica) to denounce the impeachment inquiry against the president. Brindisi voted to open the impeachment inquiry last month.

Payne Horning / WRVO News

Former Mohawk Valley Republican Congresswoman Claudia Tenney announced she’s running again to try and retake her seat from the incumbent Rep. Anthony Brindisi (D-Utica). Tenney wants to reintroduce herself to voters in the 22nd Congressional District, and cast Brindisi as a far-left political insider. 

Brindisi/Tenney campaigns

They’re both former members of the New York state Assembly. They’ve both represented the state’s 22nd district in the House of Representatives. And now, Claudia Tenney and Anthony Brindisi are heading for a possible rematch of their 2018 race. 

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The race for New York's 22nd Congressional District seat came to an end Wendesday, when Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-New Hartford) formally conceded to Democrat Anthony Brindisi. 

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Democratic Congressman-elect Anthony Brindisi, who won a narrow victory over Mohawk Valley Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-New Hartford), is sticking to his commitment against voting for Nancy Pelosi as the next speaker of the House. This comes even after some Democrats who initially opposed Pelosi, have switched to backing her.

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Anthony Brindisi has an insurmountable lead over Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-New Hartford) and declared victory again Tuesday in the race for New York's 22nd Congressional District.