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Pelosi Campaigns for Higgins

By Joyce Kryszak and Evan Pierce

Buffalo, NY – The hotly contested 27th congressional race continues to attract national attention. Thursday House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi was in Buffalo on the stump for Democratic candidate Brian Higgins.

Pelosi talked about what she called the Republicans disregard for the middle class, pointing to the rising cost of health care and job losses. Pelosi says Higgins Republican opponent, Nancy Naples would be a rubber stamp for the Bush Administration.

Pelosi says the Democrats are poised to take back control of the House. She says they are expending time, energy and money in the races that count.

When you lose your job -- and 5,900 people in Buffalo have lost their jobs since Bush became president -- you lose your health insurance in many cases," Pelosi said. "I'm going to our top priority races. This is a priority for us. We'll be here in full force for Brian Higgins."

Pelosi says they are focused on a handful of close races, like the 27th congressional district. She also is campaigning for candidates in two Minnesota races and another in Kansas City, Missouri.