Tenney claims victory in NY-24 Congressional District

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 26 June 2024 at 8:02 am

Claudia Tenney

Claudia Tenney was the victor again versus Mario Fratto, a Geneva business owner who tried to oust her from Congress.

Fratto ran against Tenney in 2022 and received 40 percent of the vote. That showing on a shoestring budget propelled him to try again. This time, he received about 38 percent of the vote to Tenney’s 61 percent.

The district’s boundaries were slightly changed due to redistricting. The 24th Congressional District used to include about half of Orleans, but will have all of it when the new term starts on Jan. 1.

The sprawling district includes 14 counties. Tenney won 13 of them, including in Orleans with an unofficial total of 1,937 to Fratto’s 1,118.

Tenney issued this statement:

“I am grateful and humbled by the outpouring of support from the voters of NY-24. This landslide victory proves that voters are united behind our aggressive advocacy on behalf of the hard-working people of NY-24 and will not be fooled by desperate lies and baseless attacks from a perennial, failed candidate.

“Our strong work to secure both the northern and southern borders, our relentless fight to protect Second Amendment rights, and our leadership on key issues facing our constituents was heard resoundingly by the voters. Finally, we will now work tirelessly to deliver President Trump back to the White House to return the prosperity and strength to our region that is so badly needed to save our great nation from the disastrous Biden Administration.”