U.S. Representative Claudia Tenney, a Republican congresswoman, has recently relocated within New York’s 24th congressional district, moving nearly 100 miles from a rental in Canandaigua to a purchased residence in Oswego County.
This move follows her decision last year to switch from representing the 22nd district, where she had a longtime home in Utica, to the 24th district.
The new district spans the Finger Lakes region and extends to Watertown in upstate New York. Tenney’s change in residency has become a focal point in the upcoming 2024 primary elections, where she faces criticism from her opponent, Mario Fratto.
Fratto, who garnered 40% of the vote against Tenney’s 53.7% in the 2022 primary, has accused her of “district-hopping” and dragging a “carpet bag” into the 24th district.
Tenney has defended her moves, citing her deep roots in the district and past representation of Oswego County in the state Assembly.
Meanwhile, the state’s congressional maps remain in flux, with a court case pending that could lead to redrawing district boundaries once again. This ongoing uncertainty adds another layer of complexity to the political landscape Tenney and Fratto navigate the months leading up to next spring’s primary.
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