CORNING, NY — Tonight, Tom Reed drew a clear contrast between himself and his Democratic challenger Tracy Mitrano in a televised debate seen across New York’s 23rd district.
Reed opened the debate by calling for unity while condemning the extremism and violence that has taken place throughout America’s politics. This summer, Reed’s campaign office in Corning was vandalized, and most recently, a brick bearing a family member’s name along with a dead animal was placed on the front steps of his home.
“I believe in the power of the people,” Reed declared. “We will get through COVID-19 and safely reopen so that American ingenuity and entrepreneurship can be unleashed to rebuild our economy. I believe America’s best days are ahead because of our people. More government isn’t the answer. The power of the people is the answer.”
Reed also highlighted the dedicated support and service his office provides to local health care providers, job creators, innovators, and most importantly, thousands of constituents as he and his team met the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Tonight, Tom demonstrated why Republicans, Democrats, and Independents alike are joining our problem solver movement. New Yorkers are sick and tired of extremism in our communities. Tom’s record of caring for constituents during the pandemic, boosting economic opportunity for all, and standing up to extremist policies is in stark contrast to Tracy’s radical agenda,” said Matt Coker, spokesman for the Reed Campaign.