NY Senate

Jacobs announcement sets off frenzied speculation over 60th district

Senator Chris Jacobs‘ announcement that he intends to primary Rep. Chris Collins in the Republican Party primary contest in the 27th congressional district is creating a frenzy of speculation and posturing from prospective candidates on both sides of the aisle

County Legislature

Hardwick may retire ahead of November elections

Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick — who represents Grand Island, the City of Tonawanda, and much of the Town of Tonawanda — announced this morning that he is leaving the Republican caucus to join the Democrats on the Legislature, led by

NY Senate

Republican insiders worried a Jacobs loss is likely

Republican party operatives are worried that the 60th State Senate District — currently held by Chris Jacobs — is in jeopardy this election cycle, as rumors of a looming public corruption scandal and a steamy affair inside the former Clerk’s


Mike Madigan slams Cuomo’s Solar City deal

BY A.J. BELL Grand Island Councilman Mike Madigan, a rising star in the local Republican Party, is slamming the Cuomo Administration’s signature economic development project, which is also the subject of an ongoing corruption investigation by United States Attorney Preet Bharara.


Madigan demands term limits in aftermath of Albany scandals

Newly elected Grand Island Councilman Mike Madigan has released a statement on the conviction of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and former Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos — and is using a moment of intense public disgust to advance term


Orfield could be catalyst that unifies Buffalo School factions

Buffalo School Board of Education By: Mike Madigan Activist Gary Orfield is currently investigating Buffalo Public Schools. The investigation was initiated as a result of several Buffalo parents’ complaints regarding segregation and potential related civil rights concerns focused on the

NY Senate

Grisanti’s hypocrisy!

By Mike Madigan On his campaign website Grisanti leads off by stating: “The state of politics today has become about the extremists on the left and right driving to hijack our political process. There is no doubt that historic low

NY Senate

The Buffalo News reveals Grisanti’s shockingly deceptive plan

An article in today’s Buffalo News, reveals a particularly deceptive campaign strategy that incumbent Senator Mark Grisanti plans on deploying in the general election, says Mike Madigan, the Republican Party’s nominee for Congress in 2012. “After running an aggressive primary campaign attacking