Brindisi to hold fundraiser, while Trump is with Tenney

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Anthony Brindisi, Democratic candidate for Congress in New York’s 22nd district, will host a fundraiser of his own Monday, the same day the president will campaign for incumbent Republican Rep. Claudia L. Tenney at an undisclosed time and place locally.

Brindisi is billing the event as “an open people-powered fundraiser,” which will take place at 6 p.m. at the Chesterfield Restaurant, 1713 Bleeker St., Utica.

“The event is designed to be accessible for all, with low-cost tickets and free photos with Brindisi,” the campaign announced. This comes in the wake of reports that the tickets for Tenney’s event are $1,000 to attend and range up to $15,000.

“From day one this has been a people-powered campaign,” said Brindisi, a member of the state Assembly.

“We haven’t taken any corporate PAC money, and have relied on grassroots support to get us to this point. With less than 90 days left of the campaign, this event is a chance for everyone to come and show support. Exclusive high-dollar events don’t empower people. I want everyone to have a role in powering this campaign.”

Tickets will start at $10 and go up to $150, and can be purchased online in advance or at the door.

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