3:28 pm Oct. 16, 2012
Bill Clinton will head to upstate New York on Friday to give a boost to a couple of Democratic incumbents facing tough re-election races.
Clinton will headline a rally in Rochester for congresswomen Louise Slaughter and Kathy Hochul.
“His visit will remind voters that the way to economic prosperity and a balanced budget is through lifting up the middle class and providing opportunity to all, not handing out massive tax breaks for those at the top and hoping it works out for the rest of us," said Slaughter in the press release. "That’s the choice in this election, and I’m certain that President Clinton will make that choice very clear on Friday.”
Hochul celebrated too, even though the event isn't techinically in her district.
"It is a tremendous privilege to welcome President Clinton to Monroe County," said Hochul. "President Clinton represents the very best of bi-partisan leadership, and his record demonstrates the positive progress we can make when Democrats and Republicans work together to grow our economy, strengthen the middle class, and balance the budget."
The former president has been busy this cycle, mostly making the case for re-electing the president, but also pitching in for some congressional candidates too.
Hochul is considered one of the more vulnerable Democrats in the state, after winning a surprise victory in a heavily Republican district last year.
Clinton will be in New York City on Wednesday morning for the dedication of Four Freedoms Park, a memorial to President Franklin D. Roosevelt on Roosevelt Island, but he won't be staying over.
In between that event and the Rochester rally, he'll be in Iowa for a concert and rally to support President Obama, featuring Bruce Springsteen.