BINGHAMTON — Claudia Tenney, candidate for the 22nd Congressional District seat, accepted the endorsement of U.S. Rep. Chris Collins at the annual Broome County Republican Committee dinner.

"I am honored to accept the endorsement of Congressman Chris Collins," Tenney said in a news release. "As business owners, both Congressman Collins and I have had similar experiences, leading us to be strong voices for upstate New York workers. Broome County, especially the Binghamton area, has one of the slowest job growth rates in the country."

Tenney said she wants to work with congressmen like Collins to "fix our economy, grow jobs by cutting taxes and burdensome regulations and stop bad trade deals that have driven jobs out of our state."

"Claudia Tenney will fight for the American worker, and she’ll fight to keep jobs here in New York," said Collins in the release. "The 22nd district needs a leader in Congress like Claudia with the experience and determination to bring manufacturing jobs back to our country. Claudia understands that American workers, when given an even playing field, can produce the highest quality products in the world."