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Crouch, Libous Both On The Ballot For State Assembly Republican Primary

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BROOME COUNTY, N.Y. -

A Republican primary election will take place for the 122nd Assembly District seat this September, with both incumbent Clifford Crouch and newcomer Nick Libous gathering enough signatures to make it on to the ballot.

Crouch, seeking his 13th term, filed 142 pages of signatures with the Board of Elections, while Libous, in his first run for political office, turned in 79 pages, enough for both the Republican and Conservative lines. 

In May, Fox 40 broke the news that Nick Libous, son of the former State Senator Tom Libous, would be announcing his run against Crouch for the Assembly seat. In a move to combat this coming announcement, Crouch made a more formal announcement about his intent to run for re-election, even though he'd already issued a press release on his intent a month earlier. Joined in that second announcement by supporters and GOP chairpersons from three counties, Crouch said it was to make sure all his constituents knew he was running again, even though another Republican name might make it on to the ballot.

"Sure. It's to show a message to all my people that I've got a lot of support. Which I certainly appreciate. I'm blessed with that," said Crouch at that May announcement.

The New York State and local primaries will be held on Tuesday, September 13th.