Rochester, N.Y.- Congresswoman Louise Slaughter arrived to a cheering crowd outside Hickey-Freeman on Clinton Avenue Thursday.
Slaughter used a colorful cane to aid her as she walked--she is still recovering from a broken femur. Slaughter tells us she feels great and her campaign is "going strong."
The incumbent Democrat had no comment when asked about the Speaker John Boehner's visit to Rochester last weekend to support her Republican opponent, Maggie Brooks.
Slaughter told the crowd she will work to bring manufacturing jobs back to Rochester and help companies, like Hickey-Freeman, have access to more markets across the world.
Slaughter says the current trade agreement doesn't support local workers. She said, "Our trading partners have put bans on American products. We have to end that."
Hickey-Freeman is one of Rochester's oldest companies. The company makes 150,000 garments each year. All of them, made in Rochester.