Hillary stumps for Dan
Hundreds turn out at winery
By MIKE MASLANIKGENEVA -
Sounding off on a range of issues, from the economy to the deepening crisis in the Middle East, Sen. Hillary Clinton spoke to an enthusiastic crowd of roughly 400 local Democrats Wednesday night at Ventosa Vineyards.
Clinton, fresh from stops in Penn Yan and Canandaigua, was joined by three Democratic congressional hopefuls at a $40-per-ticket fundraiser for the Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates counties parties. Playing to the party faithful, many of whom carried copies of "Living History" and "It Takes a Village," Clinton took the Bush administration to task on a number of issues and pledged that a united Democratic Party would set a new course for the nation.
She also pumped up fellow ticket-mates Eric Massa, Michael Arcuri and Dan Maffei.
"The Democratic Party will bring the skills and talents that are badly needed in Washington," said Clinton, whose first re-election campaign has her pitted against a fractured state GOP. "Eric, Michael and Dan will be part of a Democratic majority that will hold the president accountable."
GENEVA - When Sen. Hillary Clinton spoke of an energetic and unified Democratic Party Wednesday night, she voiced nothing but the highest praise for three congressional candidates running in competitive local races.
Clinton said Maffei's political credentials would help him "figure out ways
to work with others" to push the Democratic agenda.