Donald Trump: ‘Nobody Works Harder than’ Republican Claudia Tenney; ‘She Has My Strongest Endorsement’

President Donald Trump, joined by Rep. Claudia Tenney, R-N.Y., speaks in Utica, N.Y., Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, at a joint fundraising committee reception in Utica, N.Y. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

President Donald Trump tweeted his endorsement of Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY) on Monday, saying that “nobody works harder than Claudia” and that her Democrat opponent, Anthony Brindisi, would be a “disaster” in Congress.

President Trump expressed his support of Rep. Tenney on Monday, urging Upstate New York voters to back the conservative Republican to advance his own America First agenda.

“I need @claudiatenney of #NY22 to be re-elected in order to get our big plans moving. Her opponent would be a disaster,” Trump wrote, contending that her Democrat opponent, Anthony Brindisi, would hurt New York’s 22nd Congressional District.

“Nobody works harder than Claudia, and she is a producer,” Trump continued. “I look forward to working together with her – she has my Strongest Endorsement! Vote Claudia!”

In a press release on Monday, Tenney thanked the president for backing her campaign and promised to keep representing in Congress the forgotten men and women of her district.

Tenney said in a statement on Monday:

President Trump has been a great partner for keeping the promises I made to the people of central New York during the 2016 campaign, especially to the forgotten men and women of our region who haven’t had a voice in Washington in a long time.  Together, we’ve cut taxes, reduced regulations and taken on bad trade deals, and as a result, the economy is booming. I look forward to continuing working with President Trump to keep our economy strong, our nation safe, and our future bright.

Donald Trump Jr. will host his final campaign rally for the 2018 midterms for Rep. Tenney on Monday, which pundits consider one of the most crucial seats Republicans need to keep to maintain their majority in the House of Representatives. Tenney’s congressional seat represents one of the ten races that will determine whether Republicans will break historical precedent and hold their House majority or if House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) will take the gavel as the next speaker of the House in January.

An October Citizens United poll had Tenney leading Brindisi by eight points, although a Siena College survey released last week found that Tenney leads by one point.

“President Trump and his family have been huge supporters of my campaign because we are working together to rebuild the economy, strengthen our country and give the people of our district a voice in Washington,” Tenney said in a press release on Sunday.


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