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State lawmakers react to upstate Obama visit

By EMMA WRIGHT

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (WKTV) - President Obama visited Upstate New York on Friday. The President visited the General Electric campus in Schenectady. He took a tour and gave a speech about clean energy technology and job creation.

The President has set a goal of doubling America's exports in five years.

Obama said GE does a good job of being competitive in the global market. During his speech, he complimented the company for exporting their products all over the world.

Local lawmakers like the President's plan.

"What happens in Schenectady will happen all over upstate," said Assemblywoman Roann Destito.

Congressman Richard Hanna got up close and personal with President Obama. He flew into Albany with the President on Air Force One. Hanna liked Obama's plan. He says it will be good for the 24th District.

"I think it is right on target," Hanna said.

Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand also traveled with President Obama on Air Force One.

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