Antoine Thompson

After years of little productive contact, Erie County Democratic Party Chairman Jeremy Zellner appears to be on favorable terms with the Cuomo Administration. Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy says the work of  local Democrats provided a Primary Day boost to Cuomo's running mate Kathy Hochul.

While the gubernatorial struggle between Andrew Cuomo and Zephyr Teachout has been the most high profile, there are many Primary Day battles that could spark big voter turnouts today.

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Democrats are fighting over State Legislature seats in Buffalo. The candidates debated Tuesday night in the Burchfield Penney Art Center during an event sponsored by the Buffalo Association of Black Journalists.

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Former state senator Antoine Thompson may be running for a seat in the state assembly this year.  Thompson submitted his resignation Friday to Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown.  Since December of 2012 , Thompson has served as director of the Buffalo Education and Technology Center. 

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Bennett High School supporters turned out Monday in front of the North Buffalo landmark.

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Though the Labor Department reports the lowest unemployment rate in nearly five years,  the turnout at a recent career fair indicates many Buffalo-area residents are still searching for a job.

Former state senator Antoine Thompson has a new job.  Mayor Byron Brown has appointed him as executive director of the Buffalo Employment and Training Center.