Byron Brown "deserves another term," writes Rep. Tom Suozzi. "He has provided dependable, experienced leadership for more than a decade."
Though nominally a contest between Democrats, the positions staked out by the two primary candidates for mayor of Buffalo show a wide gap in t…
"It's not about making India Walton mayor," the candidate said at a rally earlier this month. "This is about making Buffalo better: creating together the safe and healthy community that we all want, need and deserve."
With just a week and half until Election Day, both mayoral candidates ramped up their efforts on Saturday, the first day of early voting.
The mayor and his supporters described the election in dire terms, with democratic socialist India B. Walton painted as a threat to Buffalo.
Mayor Byron W. Brown speaks to a crowd of supporters at a rally in Cazenovia Park on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks at a rally for Democratic mayoral candidate India Walton at the Town Ballroom on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021.
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The debate is scheduled for 9:15 a.m. Wednesday at the Kenmore Avenue school, six days before Election Day.
That disagreement comes against the backdrop of a broader national debate: Academics and others cite a lack of statistical evidence that becoming a sanctuary city increases crime; immigration skeptics cite isolated anecdotal evidence to the contrary.
I’ll never forget the Tuesday when a group of sisters came to me with head lice.
The Brown campaign has received a total of 18 donations for $5,000 each, but none of them after June 22.
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Observers saw Walton's win as yet another signal that a dynamic candidate can knock off a complacent incumbent anytime, anywhere.
"The federal government will be delivering $350 million to Buffalo in relief funds. But the question we have to ask ourselves is whether our current mayor has the vision to bring us out of this crisis," writes Martin Gugino.