ELECTION ALERT: Tea Party Express Endorses Claudia Tenney for Congress in New York

For Immediate Release: June 16, 2020

SACRAMENTO, CA: Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest Tea Party political action committee, is pleased to announce its endorsement of former Rep. Claudia Tenney in New York’s 22nd Congressional District.

Tea Party Express Co-Founder and Chief Strategist Sal Russo said, “Claudia Tenney is a positive, solutions- oriented conservative who Tea Party Express is proud to support. New York’s 22nd district is a must-win for conservatives in order to take back the House majority and rip the gavel out of Nancy Pelosi’s hands.

Claudia is just the candidate for the job. “Claudia Tenney is a no-nonsense leader with an impressive record of fighting for conservative solutions. During her 6 years in the New York State Assembly, she not only opposed every proposed tax increase but also sponsored a bill to eliminate the oppressive state income tax. In Congress, she fought to eliminate unfair trade practices, voted to cut waste and fraud from federal programs, and voted for the successful Trump tax cuts that put billions of dollars back into the hands of hard-working taxpayers.

Claudia’s conservative values and record of delivering results for Upstate New York make her the right choice for Congress. “In 2016, 22nd District voters overwhelmingly voted for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton. Anthony Brindisi’s far-left voting record is completely out of step with the district and is not nearly as bipartisan as he claims. In fact, even Bernie Sanders votes with President Trump more than Brindisi does.

Struggling families and small businesses in Upstate New York need real solutions to boost the economy, not the left-wing social engineering and bloated government programs that Brindisi and Pelosi continue to vote for. Claudia Tenney understands the importance of encouraging economic growth through limited government and lower taxes. That is what 22nd District voters wanted when they voted for President Trump, and it is what Claudia will deliver in Congress,” Russo concluded.

The following are statements from local grassroots leaders:

Claudia Tenney has been a longtime proponent of the 2nd Amendment and strong supporter of individual gun rights here locally in Central New York, in Albany when she was a member of the Assembly representing our district, and in Congress while representing the 22nd Congressional District. While in Albany, she voted against Cuomo’s SAFE ACT in 2013. While in Congress she cosponsored and voted for H.R.38 – Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017. She is a member of the Deerfield Fish & Game Club along with various other gun clubs. She’s appeared many times at various rallies we’ve held on the 2nd Amendment along with being a guest speaker at our SCOPE meetings.” – Bohdan Rabarsky, Chairman, Oneida Herkimer County, SCOPE Chapter

“As the leader of the Tea Party community in the Southern Tier in New York, I have had the privilege of working alongside Claudia Tenney for years. She is a true fighter for our region, working to protect our everyday rights as Americans and fight government overreach and corruption. In Albany, Claudia was the first member of the State Assembly to call for corrupt Speaker Sheldon Silver’s resignation. She took this very same fire to Congress and advocated for the rights of the unborn, our Second Amendment rights and fought against excessive government regulation, spending and taxation. It is my absolute honor to endorse and support Claudia Tenney to again represent New York’s 22nd Congressional District in Congress, as there is no better choice for our communities.” – Gilda Ward, Chenango County, Leader, Southern Tier Tea Party Movement

“As head of the group Mohawk Valley/Central New Yorkers for Trump, I enthusiastically endorse Claudia Tenney for Congress in New York’s 22nd Congressional District. Our group formed in late 2015, around the same time that Claudia announced her prior campaign for this seat, so I got to know Claudia very well while campaigning in the district. For years, Claudia has been a strong supporter of all of our rights as Americans, from standing up to Governor Cuomo’s attacks on the Second Amendment, to standing up to the corrupt Albany Democrats who only serve themselves, to working with President Trump on vital bills in Washington such as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that put money back in the pockets of hard working Americans. It is easy to tell after just a few minutes of talking to Claudia that there is no better representative for our region, and I know when she wins in November, she will fight for our district every single day.” – James Zecca, Oneida County, Leader, Mohawk Valley/Central New Yorkers for Trump

“I am happy to say that in over a decade of following and commenting on policy and politics affecting the nation, Claudia Tenney is one of the best our nation has to offer the public. I am especially happy to say she is running in the NY22 that I call home, and that is why I support Claudia for Congress.” – Michael Vasquez, Broome County, Host: No Soundbites Allowed, Former Congressional Candidate for NY-22

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