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Gov. Andrew Cuomo handily won  in a Democratic primary against  actor Cynthia Nixon. Cuomo’s current lieutenant governor Kathy Hochul also won, as did Cuomo’s choice for attorney general, New York City Public Advocate Tish James.


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With the Democratic primary for Buffalo mayor only four weeks away, incumbent Byron Brown has a substantial lead over competitors City Comptroller Mark Schroeder and Erie County Legislator Betty Jean Grant.

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Ahead of New York's presidential primary on Tuesday, former President Bill Clinton returned to Buffalo to stump for his wife, Hillary Clinton.  A recent poll released by her Democratic rival, Bernie Sanders, shows Clinton just six points ahead of Sanders in New York state. 


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The outrage over racist comments made by Buffalo Municipal Housing Resident Commissioner Joe Mascia continues.

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Erie County Democrats gathered on Saturday to listen as Hillary Clinton entered into the official beginning of her run for the presidency. Until now, the Clinton campaign has been in what’s referred to as a "ramp-up" phase.

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While some believe Governor Cuomo's reelection is a certainty, a challenger in the September Democratic primary wants to make his path more difficult.

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Governor Cuomo might have a primary challenger. Zephyr Teachout, a Fordham University law professor and activist, announced she’s collecting signatures to be on the September Democratic primary ballot.

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In a low-turnout primary election, retired Erie County Sheriff's Lieutenant Richard Dobson is about 600 votes ahead of Sheriff's Lieutenant Bert Dunn, the endorsed Democratic candidate. But Dunn is not conceding.

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Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown's standing among likely primary voters shows him riding a strong wave of support.

Endorsements announced as Primary Day approaches

Sep 2, 2013

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown's bid for a third term in City Hall continues to attract endorsements from some key players.