Both political parties have rolled out their heavyweights in hopes of snagging the open congressional seat in New York's 26th district.
Former President Bill Clinton is making automated "robocalls" on behalf of Kathleen C. Hochul, the Democratic candidate in Tuesday's special election, while Chris Christie, the New Jersey governor who's a national favorite among Republicans, is making similar calls on behalf of the GOP candidate, Jane L. Corwin.
Here's the script for the Clinton call:
"Hi, this is Bill Clinton. I’m calling to ask you to support Kathy Hochul for Congress in the Special Election tomorrow, May 24th, because she’ll protect Medicare and create jobs for hard-working Western New York families. Just as she’s done in Erie County, Kathy Hochul will fight to cut wasteful spending in Washington. 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. That’s just one reason I hope you’ll join me in supporting Kathy Hochul for Congress in the Special Election tomorrow, May 24th. Thanks."
And here's the text of the Christie call:
Hi, this is New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Now, I'm sure you've received many phone calls about this election already. But please just give me a few seconds of your time as the election draws near. I'm calling to ask you for your support for Jane Corwin for Congress as you go to the polls Tuesday, May 24th. I ran for governor of New Jersey because like you, I wanted to see REAL change. Jane Corwin is a fighter who knows how to get things done. We're in critical times for our country, and Washington needs stand-up leaders who will fight to control spending and change business as usual. Please go out and vote for Jane Corwin this Tuesday. I truly appreciate your time. I wouldn't be calling if this wasn't very important for our country's future. Thanks, and make sure you get out to vote on Tuesday."
-- Jerry Zremski