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Mayor explains attempted DCCC meeting

Rochester, N.Y. - Mayor Lovely Warren (D) said she's keeping her focus on Rochester and not looking at a possible run for Representative Louise Slaughter's (D) seat in the 25th Congressional District. 

This comes after 13 WHAM learned about Warren's recent attempts to organize a meeting with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on her recent trip to Capitol Hill. 

The DCCC is the self-described, "campaign arm of the Democrats in the House of Representatives," whose main goal is to win congressional seats. 

The meeting never actually happened, but Warren says she wanted the meeting to simply re-affirm her support of Slaughter, and that she was trying to blunt rumors about animosity toward Slaughter.

Slaughter endorsed Warren's opponent in the recent mayoral race. 

"When I heard that someone thought me going to Washington was about something else, I wanted to make sure all people understood this is about the citizens of Rochester," Warren said. "I support our Congresswoman, and I want to be supportive to her, and she's been supportive of Rochester."

Rep. Slaughter today re-affirmed her commitment to running for re-election, and said there's no animosity toward Warren. 

"The Mayor and I have always had a good relationship," Slaughter said. "She was extraordinarily helpful to me in the last election and I'm sure will be again." 

Slaughter is 84 years old, currently the oldest woman in Congress. She was first elected to Congress in 1987.

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