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Last year, developer Carl Paladino gave $30,000 to the Erie County Democratic Committee. That's drawing some heat from anonymous Republican critics.

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For those involved in politics, this is a very busy year, not just because this is a presidential election year, but also because there is a presidential primary vote April 19.

Nearly 300 people turned out Tuesday night for a fund-raiser for Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign in the Hyatt Regency Downtown. County Democratic Chairman Jeremy Zellner says the event raised around $350,000.

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The internal political warfare among Cheektowaga Democrats continues, with an affiliate of the county party winning a tough race for supervisor to replace the retiring Mary Holtz. Councilwoman Diane Benczkowski beat Town Clerk Alice Magierski.

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With the top of party tickets set, the political campaign for 2015 is underway. Democratic incumbent Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz will face off against Republican state Assemblyman Ray Walter.

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To no one's surprise, Hillary Rodham Clinton is running for president and Erie County Democrats are rushing to push her candidacy.

An appearance by Texas Governor Rick Perry in Buffalo provided a boost to a Tuesday fundraiser for Rob Astorino, the Republican candidate in the New York gubernatorial race. "This is a significant event that took place here," said Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy during a conversation today on WBFO.

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More than 1,000 Democratic Committee members gathered in Lackawanna on Saturday to vote on candidates for Chairman of the Erie County Democratic Committee.

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.

As Election Day approaches, local Democratic Party officials continue to offer a fractured front, says Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy.

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Erie County Democratic Chairman Jeremy Zellner says a rival party faction has violated state election law, and he wants an investigation. 

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There was Democratic amity last night, as the party's Executive Committee overwhelmingly endorsed Mayor Byron Brown for another term.

The chairman of Erie County's Democratic party is recommending his committee endorse incumbent Mayor Byron Brown for re-election.

The political season is starting to heat up, with Erie County Democrats looking for opponents to contest two major incumbents.

New Erie County Democratic Committee Chairman Jeremy Zellner isn't wasting any time getting comfortable with his new title.

On his second day on the job, Zellner is heading to Albany today for the state's Democratic Committee meeting. But he has no plans to meet with Governor Andrew Cuomo, who has been pushing for a new leader in the county.  

"It's important that our county is represented at our meeting," Zellner said. "It was a last-minute decision. I really haven't set up any meetings."

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Jeremy Zellner is the new Erie County Democratic Chairman.

The chief of staff for County Legislature Democrats defeated Cheektowaga Democratic Chair Frank Max in a vote of some 1000 committee members Saturday at the Hearthstone Manor in Depew.

The 34-year-old Zellner, a City of Tonawanda resident, replaces Len Lenihan, who is retiring after leading County Democrats for the past decade.