In Niagara Falls, Lockport and North Tonawanda candidates endorsed by the Working Families Party in Tuesday’s (June 22) primary election are being challenged by phony “paper” candidates and cynical line grabbers desperate at all costs to tilt the playing field in their favor — even when it’s already tilted.
Each of the three races being targeted by the Niagara County Republicans is a disappointing testament to the game playing most residents and voters dislike, but they aren’t equally offensive. Here’s the rundown on the dirty low-down …#3 North Tonawanda (9th District)
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Four LGBTQ Pride Flags were raised across Niagara on Tuesday, and the county is better off for it.
Not only is it the right thing to do — granting representation to communities that have been historically denied it and are still discriminated against — it’s also the smart thing to do for a county that’s pinning much of its future hopes on expanding tourism.
For Niagara County to truly succeed Niagara Falls has to become the thriving economic engine it once was and could be again.
Tourism is a big part of what’s keeping the city afloat through its tough times now, and it’s also the hope for a thriving city in the [...]
A boneheaded nuisance lawsuit filed by the state GOP — and signed off and supported by the Niagara County Republican party — tried to get legitimately endorsed candidates of The Working Families Party off the ballot. (One of them is Legislator Anita Mullane, above, who’s holding the served lawsuit papers during a press conference April 17 in Lockport.)
It’s the kind of cynical, dishonest move that makes people legitimately dislike politicians and lawyers.
A State Supreme Court judge in Onondaga County — where dozens of these cases statewide were consolidated — saw right through it and tossed out the lawsuit, which alleged [...]
“Niagara County Legislator Anita Mullane, D-Lockport, announced her re-election campaign for the 13th Legislative District. Mullane is endorsed by the county and city Democratic committees and recently earned the Working Families Party endorsement from the state committee.
A primary race is set for the WFP ballot line after challenger Rick Abbott switched his party affiliation, for the fifth time, but failed to gain the Working Families party endorsement. Abbott previously flip [...]