By Robert J. McCarthy
Mayor Byron W. Brown continues to stuff an already brimming campaign kitty with even more cash.
City Hall sources say Brown, who is expected to announce for a third term in February, has slated a fundraising event for Tuesday night in Albany and one back home in Buffalo on Thursday.
The mayor, a former state senator, slated a Tuesday evening event for his Albany contacts at the prestigious Fort Orange Club near the Capitol. He will be in the capital city for Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's State of the State address on Wednesday.
The same sources say Brown will hold another fundraising event at Pettibone's Grille on Thursday, hosted by several local supporters and projected to rake in another $50,000.
All of this occurs as one potential opponent -- Bernard Tolbert -- weighs a challenge in the September Democratic primary. The former special agent-in-charge of the Buffalo FBI has not yet decided if he will join the campaign, but will most certainly take into account Brown's campaign fund already topping $1 million.
That amount will only grow after this week's fundraising events.