President Obama Skipping Rochester

President Obama Skipping Rochester

So far, Rochester is not on the president's Upstate itinerary.
When President Obama visits Upstate New York next week, Rochester likely won't be one of his stops.

The bus tour is expected to stop in Buffalo, Syracuse, Binghamton and Scranton, Penn.

The president last visited Buffalo in 2010. He's been to the Albany region several times. Why not Rochester?

"I have no idea why not Rochester," said Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-NY. "I have no idea why Scranton, PA. They don't discuss that with us and I don't know why in the world they have to ride on a bus. It seems to me you could cover a lot more territory, but that's the way it is."

"I'd love him to stop in the Rochester area because Rochetser is showing how a community can make a transition," said Sen. Charles Schumer, D-NY. He added the president should stop at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. Schumer said he didn't know the president's itinerary, but confirmed to Buffalo news media the president would be stopping there August 22.

Since the beginning of August, the President has been using day trips to talk about jobs and the economy. He is also laid out a new push to strengthen the nation's housing market. Some of the states he has already visited include Florida, Illinois and Arizona.
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