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Eagan to manage Dobson campaign for sheriff

   By Robert J. McCarthy
  
   Businessman James J. Eagan is once again plunging into the local political scene.

   The former Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority commissioner, who resigned last year to become secretary of the state Democratic Committee, is managing Democrat Richard Dobson's campaign for sheriff.

   Dobson is emerging as the "challenger" in the Democratic primary in light of Chairman Jeremy J. Zellner's plan to support Bert Dunn, a lieutenant in the Sheriff's Office. Both aim to challenge Republican incumbent Timothy B. Howard in November.

   Eagan has been active in other races and also has carved out a reputation as a Democratic fundraiser. He also was involved in Democrat James P. Keane's unsuccessful run for county executive in 2007.

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