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Green Party candidate wages campaign for Buffalo mayor

Even though Byron W. Brown won the all-important Democratic primary last month, the race for Buffalo mayor is not over yet.

Heading into the November general election, Brown spent almost $32,500 from Sept.19 – that's a week after the primary – through the end of September, according to campaign spending reports filed in the past few days with the state Board of Elections. He's got $135,126 remaining in his Brown for Buffalo political fund.

Comptroller Mark J. F. Schroeder, who lost the primary but remains on the minor Reform Party line on the November ballot, isn't actively campaigning.

But Green Party candidate Terrence A. Robinson is.

Robinson raised $755 at a fundraiser last week at Gene McCarthy's on Hamburg Street, the financial reports show. About 30 people attended the event, Robinson said.

"It was a nice gathering, a diverse group of people," he said.

Joseph Mascia, former commissioner with the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority, also contributed $163 worth of in-kind donations to Robinson's campaign, including a banner and car magnets.

Robinson spent $218 for food and beverages at the fundraiser. That left him with $537 as of Oct.4, according to the campaign reports.

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