Wed April 18, 2012
Slaughter Anticipates Full Recovery, Strong Campaign
Representative Louise Slaughter says her broken leg won't keep her away from seeking re-election. Two weeks ago, the Congresswoman broke the bone in her left thigh after tripping on uneven pavement in a road construction area in New York City.
Slaughter's undergoing rehabilitation at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She told reporters she still plans to go door-to-door campaigning, "Only thing I don't have to worry about as I did ten years ago, in a new district, I think pretty much everybody in the county knows who I am or heard my name. So that saves me a lot of grief and time, but we'll be fine."
Slaughter’s doctor says he expects a full recovery for the congresswoman within three months. Slaughter hopes to get back to work in Washington by May 1st. Republican County Executive Maggie Brooks is challenging Slaughter for the newly drawn 25th Congressional District.