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Claudia Tenney Backs Chele Farley for U.S. Senate


Central New York Lawmaker Calls Farley 'Inspiration to Women Fed Up with Washington'

Claudia Tenney and Chele Farley

U.S. Senate candidate Chele Farley (R,C,Reform) today announced that she has earned the strong endorsement of Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) in the closely watched race to unseat incumbent Kirsten Gillibrand this November.

The endorsement comes in addition to growing support from grassroots sources and elected officials across New York State, including former Governor George Pataki, Rep. Peter King (NY-2), Rep. Elise Stefanik (NY-21), Rep. John Faso (NY-19) and former U.S. Senator Alfonse D’Amato, an earlier Gillibrand backer who subsequently threw his support behind Farley’s candidacy, he said, because Gillibrand “abandoned New Yorkers in her pursuit of her presidential ambitions.”

"The DC elites are averse to anyone willing to challenge the status quo," said Rep. Tenney. "Unlike her opponent, Chele Farley actually has a proven record of true accomplishments, as well as the ability to get things done. Kirsten Gillibrand just talks -- lately out of both sides of her mouth. Chele is an inspiration to women who are fed up with Washington. She's taking the fight to the DC establishment and special interests, and she has my full support." 

Said Farley: “When strong women have your back, there's nothing you can't accomplish. Our campaign will continue to take our message of change across New York State, and I am grateful to have Claudia's support while doing it. Career politician Kirsten Gillibrand has done nothing for upstate families in more than nine years in the U.S. Senate. This November, voters get their chance to remind her that results matter."