Rep. Claudia Tenney, R-N.Y., is interviewed in her Cannon Building office on March 7, 2018.
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Former Republican Rep. Claudia Tenney is leaning toward running again for the battleground House seat she lost during last year’s midterm election.
Tenney told CNBC she met earlier this year with leaders from the National Republican Congressional Committee, who encouraged her to run for the New York 22nd District seat she lost to Democrat Anthony Brindisi by 1 percentage point in 2018.
“They know that I am the only one who can win it,” said Tenney, who added that she’s “leaning closer to running.”
Democrats picked up 40 GOP seats in a “blue wave” victory to seize the majority in the House, and now Republicans look to reverse that in a presidential election year. The NRCC plans to target Brindisi and dozens of other Democrats in the next round of elections. At the moment, election analysts such as Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball rank the 22nd District…