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The candidates for mayor of Buffalo squared off Thursday for what is, as of now, the only debate scheduled between them, with Mayor Byron W. Brown and Democrat India B. Walton offering starkly different assessments of a city that Brown has run for the past 16 years.
Buffalo mayoral candidate India B. Walton twice declined to comment Thursday when asked about allegations that she threatened physical harm against a fellow registered nurse at Children's Hospital in 2014.
The Buffalo Democratic mayoral nominee was arrested seven years ago after she was accused, according to a police report, of threatening to break a co-worker's legs and saying, “I’m gonna take you out.” Walton and her accuser provide almost opposite versions of events.
An allegation of drug activity at a house rented by Democratic mayoral nominee India B. Walton three years ago cast new perspectives on her campaign Tuesday.
"Absolutely not," India Walton said of the accusation that drugs were being sold out of the house she shared with three of her sons.
We respect India Walton’s intelligence, confidence and commitment to public service, but being mayor of New York’s second-largest city is not an entry-level job.
"It wasn’t a good election for the party bosses in Erie County," writes The News' Editorial Board.
"It's simple. India Walton's base was energized, excited and aggressive," said former Mayor Anthony M. Masiello. "She got out her vote and unfortunately, the mayor's base did not come out."
"How did a four-term mayor with decades of political experience and a strong record fall to an upstart candidate that few people even heard of a year ago?"
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"I want people in position who are going to do the best job that they possibly can where they are because they want to be there and want to create change for our people," Walton said.
Even hotly contested primaries for Erie County sheriff were failing to draw crowds to polls. Many polling places were reporting voters numbering in the double digits through the morning and even into mid-afternoon.
"It’s a typical primary day in Western New York, especially when the Buffalo mayor is on the ballot," writes The News' Editorial Board.
India Walton, a nurse with a background in community activism and City Hall employee Le’Candice Durham are challenging Mayor Byron W. Brown in the Democratic primary.
"Brown owes more than this to his constituents," writes The News' Editorial Board.
Brown will run again, looking to shatter the four-term record he shares with Jimmy Griffin.
Brown, a Queens native who has called the city home since his days at SUNY Buffalo State, told The Buffalo News earlier this week of his plans to seek the Democratic endorsement for re-election.