State Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi, a moderate by New York Democratic standards, said yesterday that he will challenge freshman Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-New Hartford) next year. Ms. Tenney was elected with only 44% of the vote, but in a competitive three-way contest. The 2016 election featured Ms. Tenney, a Democratic nominee, and a strong Independent who took votes from the new Congresswoman’s base. Retired Rep. Richard Hanna (R-Barneveld) said two weeks ago that he is considering returning to the political arena, but as an Independent candidate. If so, this would create another three-way race, meaning any result could happen.
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