Tom Prohaska has an interesting story today about the Niagara County GOP being very lukewarm to Assemblyman Mike Cole's fundraiser. The link is below:
I'm sure many of you remember the trouble that Cole got into within an intern in Albany in violation of Assembly rules.
Some insiders have emailed to say that while everyone is being cool but polite in the article, the real truth is that neither Senator Maziarz, GOP Chair Henry Wojtaszek nor Mayor Mike Tucker ever agreed to be listed on Cole's fundraising invitation.
Cole was frustrated and just went ahead and listed them anyway. Now, they are avoiding his fundraiser to send a message.
There are strong rumors that several Erie County Republicans are looking to primary Cole. If that happens, you can almost guarantee the Niagara County GOP will field their own candidate in the hope of bringing that that seat back home.
It's also interesting to note that both parties to seem to have a low tolerance for personal misconduct by their candidates. You have Wojtaszek apparently walking away from Cole and Rivera not hesitating to pull the plug on Bob LaBarbera following his DWI arrest. Both chairman deserve kudos for that.