By Robert J. McCarthy
State Sen. Timothy M. Kennedy, facing a tough Democratic primary in September against Erie County Legislature Minority Leader Betty Jean Grant, is now at least assured of a spot on the November general election ballot.
The Working Families Party announced Thursday it will back the two-term incumbent.
“Sen. Tim Kennedy is a tested and proven champion for hardworking families in Western New York and across the state,” said Working Families Party Co-Chair Paul Schuh. “Sen. Kennedy constantly works hard for working families, and his record proves it -– leading the fight for a higher minimum wage, pushing to create good-paying jobs, working to strengthen our neighborhoods, fighting for local schools, standing up for vulnerable populations. Sen. Kennedy has always been there for us. And we’ll be there for him in his re-election campaign.”