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By Jerry Zremski » Wednesday, August 24, 2016

WASHINGTON – Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has raised only one-tenth as much money from Western New York donors as did 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney, and most of the region’s big GOP names – including high-profile Trump supporters Carl P. Paladino and Rep. Chris Collins – haven’t given this... Read More

By Jerry Zremski » Tuesday, August 23, 2016

WASHINGTON – If anybody ever yelled “Let’s Go, Buffalo!” in the West Wing of the Obama White House, five people would stand at attention. That’s how many Buffalo-area natives work within steps of the Oval Office under President Barack Obama. Three of them help hone the president’s message. Another helps... Read More

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

News Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Zremski interviews White House staffer Desiree Barnes, one of several Buffalo natives serving in the Obama... Read More

By Bob McCarthy » Saturday, August 20, 2016

Back on April 19, when Donald Trump scored a lopsided victory in the New York presidential primary, so many things seemed possible.The Manhattan billionaire had just won the GOP contest with a stunning 61 percent of the vote, sweeping 61 of New York’s 62 counties. Sure, New York bleeds Democratic blue and nobody ever... Read More

By Robert J. McCarthy » Thursday, August 18, 2016

Speaker Paul D. Ryan will appear at two Western New York events later this month as part of national fundraising efforts aimed at preserving his Republican majority in the House of Representatives.Invitations arriving at the homes of potential GOP donors this week are announcing Ryan’s Aug. 29 event at the Hotel... Read More

By Jerry Zremski » Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The Southern Tier race between Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, and Democrat John Plumb is expected to be one of many heated House races in the state, but it's heating up on the airwaves in the most polite of ways. Plumb, a former military aide in the Obama White House, this week launched his first television advertisement.... Read More

By Susan Schulman » Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Money Matters - Mayor Brown Our review of political money brings us to Mayor Byron Brown, whose "Brown for Buffalo" campaign fund raises and spends a lot of money. Over six months, from January to July 2016, the fund raised $149,435 and spent $141,779. Over the past year, Brown of Buffalo raised about $240,880 and... Read More

Monday, August 15, 2016

LOCKPORT – Friday is the deadline for new voters – or those who have recently moved – to register to take part in the Sept. 13 primary election for state and local offices.In Niagara County, the Board of Elections office, at 111 Main St. in Lockport, will remain open until 7 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday to... Read More

By Jerry Zremski » Monday, August 15, 2016

Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, said Monday that he's concerned about the current state of Donald Trump's campaign, and that he had shared his concerns privately with staffers for the Republican presidential nominee. Speaking to reporters on his weekly conference call, Reed - who endorsed Trump earlier this year - indicated... Read More

By Jerry Zremski » Monday, August 15, 2016

WASHINGTON – Donald Trump’s campaign for president remains in trouble in his home state of New York, as Democrat Hillary Clinton has slightly widened her lead over the Republican nominee in the past two months to 30 points in a head-to-head matchup, according to a Siena College poll released Monday.Clinton leads Trump... Read More

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