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.
The presidential election is getting most of the attention, but there are several toss-ups on the Congressional level. In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock continues his discussion with Dan Lamb, the Democratic candidate for New York’s new 22nd district seat currently held by Republican Richard Hanna.
New Yorkers are split on the issue of hydrofracking. In today’s Congressional Corner, Dam Lamb — the Democratic candidate for New York’s new 22nd district seat currently held by Republican Richard Hanna — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he opposes the drilling process.