Skip to main content
Tags: tenney | brindisi | new york | redistricting | trump | cuomo

NY Rep. Tenney Stronger As Ex-Rep. Brindisi Opts Against Rematch

NY Rep. Tenney Stronger As Ex-Rep. Brindisi Opts Against Rematch
Representative Claudia Tenney, (R-NY), speaks during a hearing March 10, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Blinken is expected to take questions about the Biden administration’s priorities for U.S. foreign policy. (Ting Shen-Pool/Getty)

By    |   Tuesday, 13 July 2021 12:17 PM EDT

Having eked out a win by 109 votes in the second-closest U.S. House race anywhere in 2020, Republican Rep. Claudia Tenney got a major boost toward re-election when Democratic former Rep. Anthony Brindisi announced he would not seek a rematch in ’22.

In a surprise decision, Brindisi revealed he would run for the New York State Supreme Court instead of his former New York-22 (upstate) House seat.

In 2018, then-State Assemblyman Brindisi won a narrow victory by about 4000 votes over then-Rep. Tenney. Two years later, Tenney won a rematch that took nearly three months (and considerable time in court) to decide.

Although Brindisi’s decision to run for the Supreme Court enhances the congresswoman’s chances of re-election, Trump-style Republican Tenney could still be eliminated next year through the redistricting knife.

With the just-completed Census requiring  to lose one of its U.S. House seats, Tenney would be a natural target for the redistricting knife wielded by the Democratic-controlled state legislature and her longtime enemy Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

But even that outcome is far from certain.  In the neighboring district, Tenney’s fellow Republican Rep. Tom Reed announced his retirement earlier this year. 

Their two districts are the least populated in the Empire State but, as veteran GOP consultant Jim Ellis recently noted, “[c]ombining these two districts is a likelihood, which would mean a statewide reduction for Republicans but probable that Tenney will inherit a much safer district.” 

John Gizzi is chief political columnist and White House correspondent for Newsmax. For more of his reports, Go Here Now.

© 2024 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


Politics
Having eked out a win by 109 votes in the second-closest U.S. House race anywhere in 2020, Republican Rep. Claudia Tenney got a major boost toward re-election when Democratic former Rep. Anthony Brindisi announced he would not seek a rematch in '22.
tenney, brindisi, new york, redistricting, trump, cuomo
255
2021-17-13
Tuesday, 13 July 2021 12:17 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

Sign up for Newsmax’s Daily Newsletter

Receive breaking news and original analysis - sent right to your inbox.

(Optional for Local News)
Privacy: We never share your email address.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
TOP

Interest-Based Advertising | Do not sell or share my personal information

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Download the NewsmaxTV App
Get the NewsmaxTV App for iOS Get the NewsmaxTV App for Android Scan QR code to get the NewsmaxTV App
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved