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Look Who's Running, Too

• Speaking of Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III…Last week, Sedita, a Democrat, was cross-endorsed by the Republican Party; he has the Democratic, Conservtaive, and Independent party endorsements as well.

The Republican endorsement would seem to require the Erie County Democratic Party to withdrawal its endorsement of Sedita. Article II, Section 5 of the party’s rules:

A candidate for endorsement or nomination is disqualified from consideration if he or she receives the Republican endorsement, automatically forfeits any Democratic endorsement if he or she subsequently accepts a Republican endorsement, nomination authorization. This sub section does not pertain to judicial offices. city attorney. and traditional town administrative offices.

Sic. Sedita’s neither a judge, nor a city attorney, nor a town administrator. So how can he accept both major party endorsements?

Kevin Gaughan announced on Tuesday that he would primary Assemblyman Sean Ryan, a fellow Democrat who filled the vacancy left by Sam Hoyt. More on this development soon.

• In South Buffalo on Tuesday, a sight more rare than the transit of Venus across the sun was witnessed by an astute political observer: A political apparatchik carrying nominating petitions for State Senator Tim Kennedy and newly anointed South District Councilman Chris Scanlon also was collecting signatures for Assemblyman Mickey Kearns—the latter once persona non grata to the political faction to which Kennedy belongs.

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