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GOP mayoral hopeful welcomes Tolbert move

By Robert J. McCarthy

It didn't take long on Tuesday for one participant in the Buffalo mayoral race to acknowledge the expected candidacy of Democrat Bernard Tolbert after sources indicated the former head of the Buffalo FBI would form a campaign finance committee.

And for announced Republican candidate Sergio Rodriguez, it was all about even having a race for mayor in 2013. As far as he was concerned Tuesday, at least there will be a contest against Democratic incumbent Byron W. Brown, whom some thought might go unchallenged this year in his bid for a third term.

“We welcome the entry of a new candidate into the race and are pleased to see democracy in action," Rodriguez said. "For the first time in nearly a decade, voters will be given a choice in the general election regardless of the outcome in the primary."

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