N.Y. Assembly Incumbent/Candidate Woos H-D

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New York Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava (R) is trying to change Harley-Davidson management’s decision to keep its plant in York, Penn.

After the Motor Co. announced it was looking to relocate its plant in York, Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava wrote Harley's president and COOasking the company to consider northern New York.

"I wish they'd come to New York and really give us serious consideration," she told News10Now in Syracuse, N.Y. "We have low power, low cost power that's available. I just think between our workforce, our colleges that are in the area for research and development, that it would make a great fit."

H-D has not responded.

"It could be one of the greatest things to happen to the North Country," Iron Block Harley Davidson owner Erik Dunk told the station. "This would be huge. You're talking about employing thousands of people. Just to put up the infrastructure would be a tremendous boon to the construction industry up here."

Harley Davidson has toured four locations, all in the Midwest, and previously said no other locations were being considered.

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Scozzafava later withdrew from the 23rd Congressional District race, under pressure from conservatives who view her as too moderate).

Posted by Holly Wagner