Two of the largest employee unions in New York’s Oneida County have endorsed U.S. Rep. Richard Hanna in the upcoming Republican primary on June 24, in the race for the 22nd Congressional District.
Hanna faces state Assembly Member Claudia Tenney of New Hartford in the primary.
The Rome Lab and U.S. Defense Finance and Accounting Service employees are backing the incumbent Hanna, saying he helped protect jobs as deep cuts hit Defense Department spending. The two unions represent roughly 750 employees on the former Griffiss Air Force Base in Rome.
Two weeks ago, United Mine Workers backed Hanna over Tenney. UMW represents more than 1,000 employees at Remington Arms in Herkimer county. The National Rifle Association also endorsed Hanna.
Tenney is backed by New York State Conservative Party chair Mike Long.