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Jordan ends state Senate campaign

Jun 14, 2022 2:03 pm

Nick Reisman reports for New York State of Politics that Republican incumbent state Sen. Daphne Jordan has ended her re-election campaign, though her name will still be on the Aug. 23 primary ballot in what will be the 44th Senate district. Redistricting placed Jordan and another incumbent, Republican Sen. Jim Tedisco, in the same district. Jordan currently represents the 43rd District, which includes Rensselaer County and part of Columbia County. Senate Minority Leader Robert Ortt had backed Jordan's bid for the 44th district, but Tedisco received support from Saratoga County Republicans. Jordan claimed Tedisco had created a "circus atmosphere" in the election. "I want no part of this sideshow," Jordan said. "I’m not going to play a political game that would be destructive, divisive, and undermine the principles that I care deeply about." Read more about this story at New York State of Politics.