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8:54 am
Wed October 24, 2012

McCarthy discusses Clinton's role in regional races

Former President Bill Clinton's recent visit to Rochester may play a key role in two close Congressional races.

Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy was on hand as the former President energized a Rochester audience last Friday in support of incumbent Representatives Kathy Hochul and Louise Slaughter

McCarthy sees Clinton's popularity in stark contrast with that of President Obama, especially in the 27th Congressional district where Democrat Hochul is trying to fend off Republican challenger Chris Collins.

The Collins campaign, McCarthy says, continues to try to attach Hochul with President Obama in an effort to motivate the Republican base inside the district.

In his weekly political conversation on WBFO, McCarthy also examined the three-candidate race in the 60th State Senate district and how new Erie County Democratic Party Chair Jeremy Zellner is trying to unite the fractious local party.