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60th Senate race developments

A few campaign moments from around the 60th Senate district race:

Incumbent Republican Senator Mark J. Grisanti will attend a kickoff celebration this evening for the new season of Buffalo Niagara Partnership 360, the young professionals arm of the group. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. in the Hotel Lafayette.

Also, on Saturday, Grisanti will serve as the honorary race starter for a race that will be a major fundraiser for area snowmobiling enthusiasts. The race will be held at the Shawnee Volunteer Fire Company on Lockport Road in Sanborn. Snowmobilers locally and around the state say they are suffering for trail-upkeep funds in the wake of last year’s tough snow-less winter. They are hoping to raise sizable funds with Saturday’s event.

Mike Amodeo, the Hamburg attorney who is challenging Grisanti in November’s election on the Democratic line, released a statement on Wednesday critical of spending by Albany politicians on mailings from their elective offices. Amodeo, in the statement, said he would use social media and email to reach constituents, if elected. “Frankly, this is a slap in the face to the taxpayers of his district,” Amodeo stated in the released statement. “That money could have been spent on historic rehabilitation projects, waterfront development or supporting cancer research.”

-- Charity Vogel

 

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