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Niagara County Democrats urge state probe of waste drop-off mailers

The Democratic chairmen in the City of Lockport and Pendleton said Saturday they want the state Attorney's General's Office to investigate the use of Republican politicians' names in advertising for waste drop-off days in Niagara County.

State Sen. Robert Ortt

Their complaint specifies a Sept. 23 drop-off day at Lockport Town Hall. State Sen. Robert G. Ortt, R-North Tonawanda, was listed as the primary host.

Democratic Chairmen James Sacco of Pendleton and Roger Sherrie of Lockport said the postcards amount to "the use of public funds for political purposes."

County GOP Chairman Adam VanDeMark called the announcement "partisan, childish behavior."

"Others are free to engage in desperate political ploys, but Sen. Ortt will continue to remain focused on the needs of his constituents and serving his community," a spokesman said.


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