The New York State Conservative Party has endorsed Claudia Tenney in her bid for the state's 22nd congressional district.

“I am honored to receive, and I accept the endorsement of the Conservative Party of New York State. I am the only conservative Republican running for Congress in the 22nd district with a proven record of championing our conservative principles.  In Congress, I will stand up to the political class and special interests to advance commonsense reforms to create economic growth, cut taxes and spending, secure the border, rebuild our military and protect our values.  Like I have done in Albany, I will fight to end the failed policies in Washington that are punishing low and middle income families in New York, and driving jobs out of our country,'' Tenney said in an emailed news release.

New York State Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long said, "Claudia Tenney will be a fighter for conservative principles that have made our country great, but have been abandoned by far too many politicians in Albany, and Washington.  The voters of New York's 22nd District can trust Claudia to work to fix the damage politicians are doing to our economy with ObamaCare, job-killing regulations and crushing taxes.  As she has proven in Albany, Claudia will lead the fight against public corruption and stand for the rule of law. We can trust her to do the right thing and I am proud to stand with Claudia Tenney in her campaign for Congress,'' the statement read.

Meanwhile, Tenney is in a contested race for the Republican line. While her hometown committee of New Hartford voted to endorse her campaign, the Oneida County GOP recently endorsed Madison County businessman Steve Wells. The Binghamton area's George Phillips has the backing of the Broome County Republican Committee.