In continuing his outreach tour to Schoharie County, Congressman Chris Gibson, currently of the 20th congressional district but due to redistricting running for reelection in the 19th, visited and spoke at the local Republican Party's Lincoln Day Dinner last evening.
The dinner, which over one hundred Republican faithful attended, featured New York Assemblyman Peter Lopez emceeing the event and welcoming elected officials within the party from State Senator Jim Seward to Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb and an army of local politicians elected in 2011.
But the main speaker was Congressman Gibson, who will potentially become the first Republican to represent the county in Congress since before the last redistricting, and who has been busily meeting with his new constituents these past two weeks - from visiting the Board of Supervisors to marching in the Maple Parade.
|Congressman Gibson poses with Nora Masterson, who received the SCWRC's "Women Republican of the year" award|
He discussed a wide array of topics, including his work in Congress to help the victims of Hurricane Irene, his career in the United States Army, and about the man local Republicans gathered to honor, President Abraham Lincoln, which touched on the 16th president's courage in the face of danger at a slew of battles during the Civil War.
His remarks were well received by the assembled Republicans, who after ten years under two liberal Democrats are hopeful of both delivering Schoharie for Mr. Gibson and retaining him as their man in the House for the foreseeable future this November.
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