Former President Bill Clinton urged supporters to mobilize on Tuesday for the Democrat running in western New York's special congressional election, while the Republican nominee was boosted by an endorsement from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
Clinton is the highest-ranking Democrat to wade into the 26th district race after President Obama and Vice President Biden largely steered clear of the campaign to replace Republican Chris Lee."Hi, this is Bill Clinton. I'm calling to ask you to support Kathy Hochul for Congress," the former president says in the call, which went out Monday. "Because she'll protect Medicare and create jobs for hard-working western New York families."
Clinton mentions Medicare twice in the 30-second call, which was paid for by the Democratic National Committee. "You can count on Kathy to say 'no' to partisan politics that would end Medicare as we know it to pay for more tax cuts for multi-millionaires," Clinton adds.
Meanwhile, Christie recorded a call for Corwin that went out Monday.
"I ran for governor of New Jersey because like you, I wanted to see real change," Christie says, according to a script of the call. "We're in critical times for our country, and Washington needs standup leaders who will fight to control spending and change business as usual. Please go out and vote for Jane Corwin this Tuesday."