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Roasting Ranzenhofer

Filed under: State Politics

In today’s Buffalo News, political reporter Bob McCarthy reports that New York State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer took a beating from his consituents on Saturday over the Republican coup that has left the state legislature gridlocked for the last three weeks.

Well, Senate Democrats continue to try to make Republican Senators pay for the collapse of the Senate in the court of public opinion. Here’s a TV ad targeting Ranzenhofer scheduled to begin running today:


A radio ad conveying a similar message started running in the Albany market yesterday. Similar TV ads will target Republican senators around the state.

“The Senate Democrats have offered a reasonable and fair power sharing plan that could end the current stalemate and get Albany working again,” says Shams Tarek, communications director for the New York State Democratic Senate Campaign Committee. “It’s won the support of newspapers, advocates and unions all over the state, while Republicans continue to try to distort the fact that it’s their desperate lunge to regain the Senate Majority that has created this mess and keeps it from ending.”