U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney secured the Republican nomination in her bid for another term representing New York’s 24th Congressional District, the Associated Press projects.

Tenney was defeating Geneva attorney Mario Fratto in Tuesday’s primary elections 61% to 40%, according to to the latest unofficial results from AP.

This is Fratto’s second failed attempt at seeking the GOP nomination for the district, which snakes along Lake Ontario’s shoreline from the Thousand Islands to Niagara County. He called into question votes Tenney has taken on immigration, transgender rights and funding for Planned Parenthood, among other things.

Tenney formerly represented parts of the Mohawk Valley and Southern Tier for two nonconsecutive terms in Congress before shifting to the new 24th District after the redistricting process.

An attorney, former state assemblymember and businesswoman, Tenney has long been a supporter of Donald Trump and had the backing of the former president, House Speaker Mike Johnson, House Freedom Caucus founding member Jim Jordan, and others.

Tenney will face Democrat David Wagenhauser in November.


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