(WBNG Binghamton) The federal primary in New York is only days away, and both the incumbent Richard Hanna and challenger Claudia Tenney were in Broome County Wednesday preparing for their final campaigning days.
Incumbent Congressman Richard Hanna held a press conference to accept business endorsements in Conklin.
He said by supporting the middle class, he supports new jobs and businesses in New York.
"Because the business, and you've heard this before, of America, is business and that's where the growth comes from and that's where the jobs come from and that's where the middle class will be grown from," Hanna said.
Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney held a press conference to call out Hanna, who she said is partnering with liberal companies in Washington and is sending out false information to voters.
She said Hanna is putting out flyers that are simply not true.
"He's putting out flyer after flyer describing himself as 'Your Conservative Voice, Your Conservative Choice.' There's a reason he keeps using the word conservative because that's who votes in Republican primaries," Tenney said.
Tenney is the top-rated conservative in the state legislature and Hanna is the third most liberal of the Republican caucus.
Both are calling each other out politically and personally.
"We're running ours on records and frankly, all I've heard is her complaining about me. I haven't heard a single idea. So, and I think you could substantiate that. So, I don't think there has been mudslinging from our side," Hanna said.
"I don't see any mudslinging out of my camp at all; all I'm talking about is the record. I'm talking about my record, the rating agencies - I'm not saying he's a liar, I'm not saying that his wife is fat or his dog is ugly. I'm talking about the issues. So if you want to talk about these issues, why not debate them?" Tenney said.
Tenney's wishes to have a debate have yet to be filled and Hanna says they will not be.
The federal primary in New York is Tuesday, June 24.
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