Sunday, August 5, 2012

Boehner's Visit

Speaker of the House John Boehner visited Rochester for some brief remarks at a Maggie Brooks fundraiser on Saturday.

Boehner indicated that Saturday was the second day of a 45 day cross-country trip where he would be speaking in support of GOP candidates for Congress. Boehner's visit makes it clear that the GOP leadership believe that the race for NY-25 could be a GOP pick-up. It is also clear that Boehner would love to knock out a long-time liberal stalwart like Louise Slaughter.

Still, it's a good sign for Maggie because it sends the message that she is on the GOP leadership's radar. They know she has done a great job of fundraising so far in this campaign. They also know she is a popular local politician with a winning record. If they have confidence in her they are far more likely to help her with dollars and other campaign support when the race comes down to the wire.