Final NY-22 Congressional Debate Has Both Candidates Claiming Victory
With Election Day less than a week away, the two candidates for New York's 22nd Congressional District seat participated in their final debate. Both sides are claiming victory.
The debate held Thursday night in Vestal, NY was sponsored by The League of Women Voters of Broome and Tioga Counties and WSKG-TV.
Incumbent Republican Congresswoman Claudia Tenney's campaign manager, Raychel Renna says,
Claudia Tenney delivered a commanding performance in tonight’s debate by outlining how the Trump-Tenney tax cuts are helping small business owners create jobs, how she has worked to lower healthcare costs, how she has helped our veterans, and worked to protect Social security and Medicare for our seniors.
Tenney's Democrat challenger Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi said in a news release,
While I’ve spent this campaign talking to hundreds of voters and holding a dozen open town hall meetings, Claudia Tenney has been hiding behind attack ads paid for by corporations and special interests. Tonight the voters saw the result. While I spoke about specific ways to help Upstate New Yorkers, she relied on the same tired attacks.
The candidates were asked a number of questions on various issues including safety for people in places of worship, wealth distribution and rights of transgender individuals. Voters in the 22nd District will have the chance to cast their ballot for one of these two candidates on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018.