The Rural Patriot

November 1, 2006

Clinton/Massa Event in Rochester 10/30/06

Filed under: 2006 Campaigns,Eric Massa,Hillary Clinton,New York State — theruralpatriot @ 1:44 pm

I was not there, so I’m left to news reports for some information. The choices were slim.

Hornell’s The Evening Tribune has: Hillary praises Massa in Rochester campaign stop: Visit by former first lady follows last week’s stop by another first lady, Laura Bush


Judging from the title, you’d think that the article’s coverage of the events was split between the two events. It is not. The whole article is about the Clinton/Massa event, save one odd paragraph stuck in the middle regarding the Bush visit. The paragraph references that this event was free, while the Clinton event was a fundraiser. (Which, although not mentioned in the article, cost the attendee $25 to attend.)

“I still have scars from that position,” Clinton said, referring to her work to develop a health care program during President Bill Clinton’s first term, which was shot down in Congress while she was first lady. “We have great doctors, great nurses and great hospitals, but our system is broken. We need someone like Massa who will stand up for a better health care system,” she said.
(snip)
Clinton, who is also running to retain her seat in the U.S. Senate, rallied the faithful, saying, “I’ve met with farmers, and business owners and people across the state, and when Republicans started showing up at functions I was a little worried. They told me that although they were Republicans and would always be Republicans they didn’t sign up for the right-wing agenda of this administration in Washington. They want a change.”
(snip)
(Massa) He said, “Many have stepped forward because they want to see a change… We are not going to go quietly into the night. They’re going to hear a roar that will start here in Rochester that will be heard from Washington and New York City to California and Hawaii … we’re going to change history, change Washington, save the Constitution, save the nation, and throw every single Republican incumbent off the hill.”

And, from R News:

“This is going to be a close race,” Clinton told supporters at a restaurant in downtown Rochester. I am confidant if you do your part, I know we have a candidate who is doing everything humanly possible to reach out to every voter he can possibly touch. And he will continue to do that for the next eight days. We have to do our part to get his message across.”

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