New York State Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney has announced she will again run for the Congressional seat held by Republican Richard Hanna.

Claudia Tenney in the "Binghamton Now" studio Tuesday morning. (BOB JOSEPH/WNBF NEWS)
Claudia Tenney in the "Binghamton Now" studio Tuesday morning. (BOB JOSEPH/WNBF NEWS)
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The move by Tenney, who lives in New Hartford, sets up a primary rematch with Hanna in New York's 22nd District.

Hanna, who resides in Barneveld, defeated Tenney in a June 2014 contest for the GOP nomination. He faced no Democratic challenger in the November general election.

Tenney launched her campaign with a formal announcement on the steps of the Broome County Courthouse November 17.

Appearing a short time later on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program, Tenney said she believes the district should be represented by a "real Republican."

The assemblywoman said Hanna was first elected to Congress in 2010 with the support of Tea Party Republicans. She said Hanna had promised to be a "true independent and a conservative." But, she said, he has gone in "the other direction."

Hanna could not be reached for comment.

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