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Tenney unhappy with map


I just spoke with Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney, R-New Hartford, whose proposed district would ostensibly put her in a primary battle with Assemblyman Peter Lopez.
"I am the poster child for gerrymandering if that's the case," Ms. Tenney said.
Ms. Tenney and Mr. Lopez are the only Republicans in the state in the same district, according to Gannett.
But some details on her district were scarce. The Assembly sent members the maps late last night, but the Assembly accidentally sent her the map for Assemblyman Will Barclay. She's trying to get in touch with the Assembly to get her actual map.
Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush is taking 12 of the towns that Ms. Tenney represents now in Onedia County.
That's not good news for either of them.
"He's a great guy. I like him a lot," Ms. Tenney said of Mr. Blankenbush. "But now he's coming in and representing 12 (new) towns? It just seems bizarre."
Ms. Tenney said that the "Republicrats" who control her county had it out for her, and that the district change doesn't represent what's best for the people.
New Hartford, where she lives, may be the only town in her new district, she said.
"It's because I live there," she said. "What other reason would you take New Hartford out?"
Ms. Tenney noted that these LATFOR lines are only proposals, not the final product.
"They always tell you there are multiple maps that come out. The first map is meant to shock people," she said.
If that's the case, mission accomplished.

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