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While the state's political winds seem to be behind Donald Trump, former Governor George Pataki reversed course with his endorsement of Ohio's John Kasich. It was one of many developments observed by Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy at Thursday night's Republican Gala in New York City.


Update your calendars. The Trump for President rally at First Niagara Center is moving to Monday, April 18 at 7 p.m., instead of Sunday, April 17.

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Western New Yorkers will be dealing with that rarest of political prizes in the State Legislature: an open seat following Senator Marc Panepinto's decision to not run for a second term.


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Donald Trump's decision to not appear at Thursday's GOP debate in Iowa isn't likely to hurt his surprising popularity. Erie County Republican Party Chair Nick Langworthy says Trump's propensity to speak his mind is resonating with voters, including a growing number in the Buffalo area.


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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.


Republicans retain majority on Erie County Legislature

Nov 4, 2015
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The Erie County Legislature retained its Republican majority last night, secured when Ted Morton unofficially won his hotly-contested race for re-election in the 8th District.


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The question in Albany is, will Dean Skelos still be Senate majority leader by noon Monday? Republicans are meeting at 11 a.m. to decide his fate.


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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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With the election only days away, Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino and lieutenant governor candidate Chris Moss headlined a GOP get-out-the-vote rally this morning in the Main-Transit Fire Hall.

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With the gubernatorial election little more than a month away, Republican Rob Astorino continues on the campaign trail. His Tuesday night fundraiser at Buffalo's Ellicott Square Building featured Texas Governor and probable presidential candidate Rick Perry.

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.

'The Donald' coming to Buffalo

Jan 17, 2014

Billionaire businessman Donald Trump will be making a visit to Buffalo in a couple of weeks for an event hosted by the Erie County Republican Committee.

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For the first time in 35 years, the Republicans will have outright control of the Erie County Legislature.  It was one of several big victories for the local GOP in Tuesday's elections. 

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It appears the Democratic candidate looking to unseat the current Erie County Comptroller has had some tax trouble.

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Erie County's Republican party chairman says democratic State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver should go in the wake of the burgeoning sex scandal in his legislative house.


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For Erie County Republican Chairman Nick Langworthy, the debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan was a victory for the Republican -- a potentially valuable component in a close race.

Langworthy says the Ryan had a chance to show he knew the issues and could stand up against a veteran like Biden, including the troubled economy, which is a key issue in the race.

"Paul Ryan acquitted himself very well in this debate. He showed he's a man of substance and facts and those substance and facts carried the night," Langworthy told WBFO News.

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