Major politicos are making their final pushes for candidates in the obviously contentious and very important new 18th Congressional District.
Nan Hayworth, R-Bedford, seeking a second term, got help this weekend from none other than Chris Christie, who was last seen touring storm-striken New Jersey shorelines.
Throwing his voice to New Yorkers via a telephone campaign, here is what he said in favor of Hayworth:
Hi! This is New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. You know, for everyone who lives in the Hudson Valley — I have one strong bit of advice for you: Please vote for Nan Hayworth! You know I’m supporting her, and I hope you will, too.
Nan is a strong, principled woman who has lived in the Hudson Valley for over 24 years. A doctor, a mother, a small business owner, Nan knows that tax relief, spending restraint, and fewer regulations on small business owners is the only way to create new jobs for everyone in the country — she gets it! And I hope Nan will get your vote on November 6.
Thanks for listening to this message. I’m New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
On Monday midday a rally was held for Hayworth in Beacon featured former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman, former Congresswoman Sue Kelly and Libby Pataki alongside the “Women For Nan” Victory Committee. The coalition is co-chaired by Putnam County Executive Mary Ellen Odell and Orange County Clerk Donna Benson, with the former First Lady of New York serving as Honorary Chairwoman, and the group includes 50 female elected officials serving in New York’s 18th Congressional District.
And not to be outdone with mega-watt support elsewhere, her challenger Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney got help from his former boss, President Bill Clinton at a rally at the end of October in Somers. Maloney worked in the Clinton White House and has had Clinton support from the beginning of his campaign.
Here is Clinton’s phone message to voters:
Hello, this is President Bill Clinton. I’m calling to ask you to get out and support my friend, Sean Patrick Maloney for Congress on Tuesday.
Sean worked closely with me in the White House, so I know him. I know he knows a lot about our economy. I know he cares. I know he has good values, and he’s immensely talented. He’ll be an outstanding Member of Congress.
He was part of our team that created millions of jobs, grew our economy, lifted the middle class and the poor, and balanced the budget. He’s got a strong jobs plan, balanced budget plan, a sound education plan. In short, a plan for a better future.
He also has seen us and been part of a team working in the aftermath of disasters. So he’ll be especially valuable in Congress in New York as we work to build our way out of the aftermath of Sandy.
So please, vote for Sean Patrick Maloney on Tuesday. Thanks.