Congresswoman Louise Slaughter Recovering

April 17, 2012 Updated Apr 17, 2012 at 4:45 PM EDT

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Congresswoman Louise Slaughter Recovering

April 17, 2012 Updated Apr 17, 2012 at 4:45 PM EDT

Rochester, N.Y.- ( 13WHAM) Congresswoman Louise Slaughter expects to remain in the hospital for another week and a half.

She spoke Tuesday from Strong Memorial Hospital where she is recovering from a broken leg.

Slaughter says she shattered her femur above the knee cap during a fall in New York City earlier this month.

Slaughter says her goal is to be back in Washington, D.C. in May.

She’s taking an osteoporosis drug that is supposed to help her bone heal faster.

Slaughter is running for re-election to Congress against Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks in November.