Speaker Of The House In WNY

May 9, 2011 Updated May 9, 2011 at 3:18 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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May 9, 2011 Updated May 9, 2011 at 3:18 PM EDT

DEPEW, NY ( WKBW ) Republican heavyweight John Boehner, Speaker of the House, was in Western New York Monday afternoon for a campaign fundraiser.

Boehner made a stop at Salvatore's Italian Gardens to throw his support for Jane Corwin. Corwin is running against Tea Party candidate Jack Davis, and Democrat Kathy Hochul for the Congressional seat left vacant by Chris Lee.

The special election is scheduled for Tuesday May 24th.

To see the entire Boehner speech, click the video.