A retiring congressman from the mid-Hudson Valley will support his longtime aide in the race to succeed him (in a redrawn district that no longer resembles the one he currently represents.)
Rep. Maurice Hinchey, D-Hurley, Ulster County, will formally endorse Dan Lamb (pictured)—who had been Hinchey’s Binghamton representative—at a news conference Monday, Lamb’s campaign announced. Both Lamb and Hinchey are Democrats.
The newly redrawn 22nd congressional district stretches from Binghamton through the Utica area, reaching as far north as Oswego. Hinchey currently represents a district that includes Poughkeepsie, Binghamton and Ithaca.
Lamb is running to replace incumbent Rep. Richard Hanna, a Barneveld Republican who first won election in 2010, ousting Michael Arcuri.
According to the Lamb campaign (which also features former Hinchey spokesman Mike Morosi as campaign manager): “Hinchey will speak to what he has learned throughout his 20-year career in Congress. He will also discuss the need for a new Congress that can address the country’s great challenges in a way that benefits working and middle class families, instead of wealthy special interests.”