for GLOW's new 24th District
U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney held off a Republican primary challenge on Tuesday to advance to the general election for the new 24th Congressional District seat that includes much of the GLOW region. Tenney, R-Utica, led lawyer Mario Fratto of Geneva by 17,277 to 12,988 votes with 90% of the election districts counted, according to unofficial returns from the state Board of Elections. That’s a 53.4% to 40.2% edge.
George Phillips, a teacher from Endicott Broome County, also appeared on the Republican primary ballot but did not actively campaign for the seat. He had almost 2,000 votes, or 5.9%. All vote totals recorded now are unofficial, until the state and county elections boards certify the results, likely in a week.