Erie County Rats Support Chris Collins
by Buck Quigley - posted 12:38 pm, November 3, 2011
While NY Governor Andrew Cuomo and US Senator Chuck Schumer are arriving in town tomorrow to endorse Erie County Comptroller Mark Poloncarz in his bid for County Executive, the Erie County Rodent League is swarming to support incumbent Republican Chris Collins.
“Under previous administrations we were shunned from society, considered undesirable pests,” according to League president Rattoria Ratherford. “Chris Collins understands us, and because of his anti-rodent-control policies, our membership has skyrocketed in the past several years with several new town chapters organizing across Erie County—including newly chartered members in Amherst and Tonawanda.”
The rats are grateful to Collins for slashing nearly $1 million from the Erie County Department of Health’s Public Health Lab in 2011. The lab was responsible for administering the County’s vector and rodent control program.
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