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Secret Eddie Egriu campaign video surfaces

Eddie Egriu, the popular Buffalo businessman who ran a spirited campaign for Congress two years ago before being removed from the ballot on contrived legal grounds, is considering another run against a lackluster incumbent with a shallow base of support. A secret

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2016 will be a big year in politics

As we look forward to 2016, the election calendar dictates that it will be a big year in politics — especially for Western New York. The Presidency It’s a presidential election year, so expect turnout to be high in the general election for

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Rumors keep swirling about Higgins’ retirement

Last month, the digital tabloid founded by the late publisher Joe Illuzzi, circulated a rumor that Congressman Brian Higgins (D-South Buffalo) is considering retirement. The current publisher of that ‘scandal sheet,’ as it is often referred, is Michael Caputo, a local political

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Cuomo blamed for loss of House Dems

Governor Andrew Cuomo is being blamed for staggering Democratic Party losses in the House of Representatives. Despite the Governor fundraising upwards of $45 million for his own reelection campaign and finishing with many millions still in the bank, his beleaguered fellow

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Weppner slams Higgins on Great Lakes, environmental record

President George W. Bush signed the Energy Policy Act of 2005, creating renewable biofuel incentives that included a mandate that gasoline contains at least 10% corn-based ethanol. In 10 short years, those ethanol policies — widely considered patronage for the politically pivotal Iowa corn growers — has devastated

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National discourse puts Weppner win within reach

The nation’s public discourse of late has been consumed by two subjects: the public health risk posed by Ebola; and the collapse of the Obama Administration’s foreign policy in Iraq. Almost all political experts agree: this upcoming midterm election will