Republican New York Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney is mounting an anti-establishment campaign for the U.S. House seat in New York’s 22nd congressional district.
Tenney’s Republican primary for the seat is Tuesday. She is running against businessman Steve Wells, whom Tenney is characterizing as an establishment Republican figure. Tenney says that the Establishment has already spent a million dollars in the primary race against her. The race is now a statistical virtual tie, with Tenney leading Wells 32 percent to 31 percent in a three-way race.
Can Tenney pull it out? She spoke to Breitbart News Saturday on Sirius XM Patriot Channel 125 about her chances.
“I’m not afraid to stand up to the establishment in both parties, whether it’s Republican or Democrat,” Tenney said.
“It’s going to be well over a million dollars by the time it’s done,” Tenney said about the money being spent against her in the primary. “It’s probably going to be close to two million dollars…This is what I’m up against. Wealthy liberal Republicans who are just trying to preserve the status quo.” She went on to say:
Incredibly, by the way, none of them will come out and support Trump. They won’t even admit that they’re going to support Donald Trump because Donald Trump is going to blow up the establishment and I think that’s what they are so afraid of with me. I haven’t been endorsed by establishment Republicans. I have a lot of people who are Democrats who are now on the Trump Train who are also supporting me, not because they agree with me on everything but because they know that the cabal between the establishment in both parties is destroying this country and they need someone who’s going to be strong and stand up for them.
Tenney previously helped fight Oneida Indian Nation leader Ray Halbritter, who spearheaded the campaign to change the Washington Redskins mascot because he claimed it was offensive to Native Americans. As this reporter revealed, Halbritter is not even a legitimate member of the tribe he leads, according to genealogical documents.