GOP challenger to Katko emerges from Wayne County; John Murtari of Lyons looks to unseat the incumbent – Finger Lakes Times

This story ran on September 1st. Read the full article by Steve Buchiere . Brief excerpt follows:

LYONS — John Murtari said he has voted for Congressman John Katko and made contributions to his campaign.

But when the central New York Republican, who represents Wayne County in the 24th Congressional District, broke ranks with fellow GOP House members to vote to impeach former President Trump, the Lyons resident felt “betrayed.”

Murtari admits he’s not always comfortable with the former president’s style, but he agreed wholeheartedly with his approach on a number of issues — from the economy to immigration to getting NATO allies to pony up more funding for defense.

“He was right on the money,” Murtari said.

However, unlike party members who grumble about Katko’s actions — including hundreds on the congressman’s Facebook page — Murtari decided to do something about it. … Read the full article by Steve Buchiere .

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