New York State has moved its fall 2018 primary election date back two days so it does not interfere with the anniversary of 9/11 or the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

Well into the evening on Tuesday, supporters of mayoral candidate Mark Schroeder hoped their guy had a chance to win. Vote totals seemed to take so long to come in. However, by the end of the night, it became clear their candidate had lost.

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Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown has received the endorsement of US Senator Charles Schumer in his re-election bid.

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State Senator Mark Grisanti has gained support for his re-election from factions of his party faithful.

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Erie County Legislator Betty Jean Grant has announced her candidacy for a New York Senate seat.

A County Supreme Court decision has created the opportunity for a Conservative Party primary in Buffalo's mayoral race.

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The mayoral race in Buffalo has gotten a bit more competitive.

Hochul will not challenge Higgins

Mar 13, 2012

Congresswoman Kathy Hochul put an end to speculation Monday by announcing that she would not present a primary challenge to fellow Democrat Brian Higgins if a new legislative map placed them inside the same district.

The possibility emerged as state officials continue to hammer out new Congressional districts, a mandatory process which complies to the most recent Census figures.

Hochul says she will pursue Western New York's other Congressional seat.