Utica’s CBS affiliate reports:
CBS News is projecting Anthony Brindisi (D) as the winner of the race for New York’s 22nd Congressional District, a seat currently held by Rep. Claudia Tenney (R). Brindisi has a 52 percent to 48 percent advantage with 87 percent of precincts reporting.
Tenney was elected to Congress in 2016, following the retirement of Richard Hanna. She beat out Kim Meyers and Martin Babinec.
A firm supporter of President Trump, several high profile figures like Vice President Mike Pence, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the president’s sons Donald Jr. and Eric, and even President Trump himself stumped for Tenney leading up to the election.
Tenney is best known here on JMG for literally running from the press and shouting “fake news!” after claiming that “most mass shooters turn out to be Democrats.” Tenney was endorsed by the Log Cabin Kapos.
#NY22: Anthony Brindisi (D) defeats Rep. Claudia Tenney (R). Dem PICKUP. This district voted 54%-39% for Trump in 2016.
— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) November 7, 2018
It’s #ElectionDay! Vote for:@DeanHeller @coffmanforco @johnculberson @carloslcurbelo @dandonovan_ny @JohnFasoNy @BrianFitzUSA @RepJohnKatko @LeonardLanceNJ7 @tmac4congress @TomReedCongress @Scotttaylorva @claudiatenney @KimberlinBrown @JustinFareed @SeanFlynnCA @HoeberAmie
— LogCabinRepublicans (@LogCabinGOP) November 6, 2018