Canastota, N.Y. - White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was supposed to be in Canastota Saturday morning at Congresswoman Claudia Tenney's 'Get Out The Vote' event, but due to inclement weather at the Syracuse International Airport, her plane have to be diverted to JFK in New York City.
Tenney supporter Neil Nirelli of Canastota says the last minute diversion didn't dampen the spirits of Tenney's supporters, especially since the crowd of about 200 got to see and hear Huckabee Sanders via Skype, "The atmosphere was great, everybody was high, everybody liked what was going on and I love her. And when she announced that she couldn't appear I didn’t see anybody, nobody was really disappointed, they really wanted to see her but we were glad that we got to see her on Skype."
The event was held at CFR Paving in Canastota. Tenney likes to hold her rallies at small businesses because she says those are her roots. She and her family have owned a small business for decades.
Huckabee Sanders told the crowd that Tenney is devoted to her district, "All of you have come out today and I am incredibly amazed at the sheer number of individuals that were there to come out and support her. She has somebody that is so dedicated and so willing to work for you and your district."
Tenney says you may also be hearing from President Trump in the next two days as he has recorded a robocall for her.
Tenney also emphasized to her supporters that this is a Get Out The Vote rally, "This is a really important election. And we just want to make sure that you understand that we’ve got to get our voters out. If we get our voters out, we’re going to win this race, probably save the House. The seat is one of the most important, everyone’s watching it."
Huckabee Sanders did drive up from New York City to the Binghamton area to join Tenney at her afternoon Get Out The Vote rally in Endicott.