As expected, Republican Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney on Wednesday launched her primary bid against GOP Rep. Richard Hanna.

The Congressional primary in New York will be held June 24.

“We need a real Republican in this race. Someone who will actually stand up for our Republican principles of less government spending, lower taxes, and greater opportunity for all. In the state Assembly, I have a proven record as strong fiscal conservative. In Washington, I will continue fighting for lower taxes and to preserve our constitutional freedoms. Taxpayers need a voice that will stand-up for them.”

In a release, Tenney touted her routes in the district and and her A+ rating from the National Rifle Association as well as her opposition to the SAFE Act.

Tenney, who represents the Utica area, has been a staunch critic of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his casino revenue settlements with the state’s Oneida Indian Nation in particular.

Hanna is considered a more moderate member of the state’s Republican House delegation when it comes to social positions.