President Trump wrapped up a visit to Upstate New York Monday by attending a fundraiser in Utica for Congresswoman Claudia Tenney.

The freshman Republican is locked in a tight battle for re-election with Democratic Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi for New York’s 22nd District which includes Binghamton.

Julia LeBlanc of our sister station in Utica spoke with Tenney following the event.

“We talked about the tax cuts, which we were universally liked by everybody in the roundtable discussion. We talked a little bit about the tariffs. Little bit about a number of issues that were brought up by the people in the business round table,” said Congresswoman Claudia Tenney, (R) New Hartford.

Congresswoman Claudia Tenney says she got the chance to have a private discussion with the President, that conversation surrounding common issues we deal with here in upstate New York.

“He’s made some promises to me about what we need to do in this region and I’m really excited that he actually took the time and a lot of time here, very generous time, to be able to speak to this crowd,” said Tenney.

The President addressing the people of Utica for nearly an hour in a speech mentioning the successes of his administration. 

It’s a visit Tenney is confident will have an impact on midterm election results. 

“I think it’ll help. I think the president has proven that he is a man of his word. When he says he’s going to do something, he does it,” said Tenney.

The White House has been open about Presidential endorsements for those who could use Trump’s help. An honor Tenney will never forget.

“I can’t thank him enough for being here and making that effort to be here. It’s just an amazing gesture and the people of Utica I know are really pleased that he’s here,” said Tenney.

Though his appearance was a quick one, it was a chance for many to see a side of the President not everyone sees. 

“I guess I could say and he’s very kind in person. Shook hands with everybody and said god bless you at the end,” said Rose Tenney, Family of Claudia Tenney.

Tenney hoping this won’t be the last visit from Trump.