The one-term congresswoman lost to freshman Rep. Anthony Brindisi (D-N.Y.) by less than 2 points in the last election. But in 2016, this upstate New York district went for Donald Trump by more than 15 points.
And with Trump back on the ballot in 2020, Tenney and her supporters see a chance to make her comeback.
“I think it’s going to be a good year,” Tenney said in an interview. “In a presidential year, I think we’ll be able to get some of those gains back.”
And she’s not the only one. A series of ex-Republican lawmakers who lost narrowly in Trump strongholds in 2018 are plotting rematches next year with dreams of riding on the president’s coattails.