AP: John Mannion wins Democratic primary race for New York’s 22nd Congressional District

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — State Senator John Mannion will win over DeWitt Town Councilor Sarah Klee Hood in the Democratic primary race for New York’s 22nd Congressional District, the Associated Press projected.

The AP declared Mannion the winner around 10:25 p.m. on primary day, Tuesday, June 25.

Mannion will go on to face incumbent Republican Congressman Brandon Williams in the general election in November.

Mannion said he won’t be changing his approach as he prepares for the general election.

“We’re not going to change a thing, honestly,” Mannion said. “Our focus is on representing the people of the 22nd district and being a good reflection of them, and you can’t be a good reflection of them if you’re two different people.

Williams took to X to voice his opinion on Mannion, stating he is a “Albany-insider who has spent his political career siding with far-left radicals, and Central New Yorkers have felt the impact at the pump, in the grocery store, and on their utility bills.”

Mannion responding by saying, “It is that kind of politicking that does not work in Central New York and the Mohawk Valley.”

The race for NY-22 is expected to have national interest as it could help decide control of the House of Representatives.

In her concession speech, Klee Hood emphasized the importance of Democratic voters supporting Mannion as he goes against Williams.

“It’s imperative that we all are in this big blue tent of the Democratic Party,” Klee Hood said. “And if we truly want to see change, we have to make sure that we rally in November to beat Brandon Williams.”

Election Day is Tuesday, November 5.

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