Just as national Republican leaders have tried to cast Congressional elections everywhere as a choice between two candidates and two governing philosophies rather than a referendum on the GOP, Reynolds’ confidantes believe the worst is over for the four-term Congressman and that the mercurial Davis will not be able to stand up to the increased scrutiny the race is getting.
“We have a very positive record to run on,” Platt said. “Tom cares about and loves Western New York, and his record demonstrates that.”
Ben Pershing and Bree Hocking contributed to this report.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.