Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Primary election day is Tuesday, and with one more day left to campaign, candidates in the 22nd congressional took to various areas of the district to have their voices heard.
Richard Hanna visited Park diner in Binghamton to speak with potential voters, while opponent Claudia Tenney was campaigning at the other end of the district.
Both candidates spoke with Action News about what they believe are important changes to be made if elected tomorrow.
"It's the fact that young people can't thrive in New York, and as I move around it's striking how the median age of the general population has gone up, It's really sad," said Richard Hanna. "But I want to be part of making that change."
"Particularly in the southern tier is the opportunity to finally engage in responsible gas drilling. That would give us energy independence," said Claudia Tenney. It would help us revitalize our economy and keep up with just across the Berlin Wall in Pennsylvania."
The two also spoke with Action News about their thoughts on the current situation in Iraq, and what they would push for, if elected.
"There are no easy solutions. Unfortunately, this Isis group is more severe than even Al-Qaeda. It's extremely dangerous, there are no easy solutions," said Hanna. "There are only bad choices. But I don't think we should have troops on the ground."
"As a result we have allowed more American citizens to get killed over there. We just have no committed strategies as to what our goals or our accomplishments are going to be," added Tenney. "And until we do that, I can't see how we could put troops in harms way right now."
Polls are open from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. be sure to double check your local polling place due to the merging of some locations in Broome County.