With the leaking of the Diane Roberts letter, the county Ethics Board moving forward on coroner Jim Joyce, the Bob LaBarbera letter, the ruling on former Judge Bob Restaino, the FBI investigation of former Niagara Falls Mayor Vince Anello, Gary Parenti in court and the ruling in favor of Somerset Town Councilman Dan Engert, it was a very rough week for the Niagara County Dems. Can Dan Rivera survive?
When Guv Paterson announced that ESDC would no longer have an Upstate Economic Development Czar, there was concern throughout the region. With the appointment of Bob Wilmers to Chairman of ESDC, we should be giddy with joy. This guy is a WNYer through and through and founded Unshackle Upstate.
Congressman Tom Reynolds continues to be a force in politics. NYC Mayor Bloomberg is pushing Reynolds to take over the state GOP Party. Rudy Giuliani is pushing his own guy, Anthony Carbonetti. Either way, current GOP state chairman Mondello is soon-to-be history.
The end of the road for Hillary could have an impact on local races across the state.
The ongoing saga of Buffalo Bills RB "Predator" Lynch is complete garbage. Frank Clark and the Buffalo PD are looking more incompetent every day that Lynch is not brought in. And stop with the "he's not getting any special attention" bullshit. If it were you or I, we'd have already been charged with hit & run.
The aforementioned Niagara County Dem Chairman Dan Rivera has begun posting videos on their county party website. Here is Rivera's first foray into Youtube: