Hanna Boosts Support in Binghamton

By Matt Porter

October 4, 2012 Updated Oct 4, 2012 at 6:05 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) With just 34 days left in the campaign, Republican Congressman Richard Hanna looked to be hitting his stride, giving a confident and rousing speech to his supporters in Binghamton.

"We've worked with Mr. Hinchey. I have one of the most non-partisan records in Washington," said Hanna. "I've signed more bills with the Democratic Party and my colleagues. I find good things good ideas wherever I can find them, more than any other member."

He continued to remind voters that he was the most productive freshman member of Congress. And that he's answered more than 20,000 letters from constituents.

He spoke at a construction company that benefited from the transportation bill he helped pass.

The owners at Bothar Construction in Binghamton said they were proud to host the Congressman.

Hanna told his supporters if re-elected he would create a full-time office in Binghamton to help constituent needs.

Both Hanna and his supporters talked a lot about his willingness to cross the aisle.

"He's not just for any political party," said Karin O'Brien from the Town of Chenango, "He's out there to represent us, and that's what we need."

When asked if he supports Mitt Romney's "no tax pledge" affirmed in last night's debates, Hanna said he didn't.

He argued raising taxes on top income earners might be inevitable to fix the economy.

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