WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey said she is behind a Hillary Clinton presidential candidacy.
Lowey, a Democrat who represents the 17th District, is being opposed by Republican Chris Day. In an interview with Daily Voice , Lowey said she would support Clinton, a Chappaqua resident, over Vice President Joe Biden, who is also considering a run for the White House.
"Vice President Biden is a good man," Lowey said. "We've been friends for a long time. He would make an outstanding leader. However, I do believe Hillary Clinton will be running for president."
Lowey said she has worked for and with Clinton in the past and has always endorsed her. Lowey noted Clinton would be the first woman to be elected president.
The 17th District covers Yorktown, Peekskill, Ossining, Chappaqua, Pleasantville, Cortlandt, Mount Pleasant, Briarcliff, Armonk, Greenburgh, Tarrytown, Irvington, Dobbs Ferry, Ardsley, Mount Kisco, Rye, Port Chester and all of Rockland County.