Thursday, March 30, 2006

STATEMENT: WFP State Chair to Giambra: "You Gotta Be Kidding"

For Immediate Release: March 30, 2006

Deflates Erie County Exec's Congressional Trial Balloon

BUFFALO -- Sam Williams, state co-chair of the Working Families Party, said today that Erie County Executive Joel Giambra had no chance of beating Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, and urged Giambra to think of other pursuits. According to a Rochester Democrat & Chronicle story today, Giambra is considering just such a move. Williams said:

"You gotta be kidding. Giambra is probably the most unpopular politician in Western New York. And Louise Slaughter's constituents know that she has been fighting hard for working families. I know Giambra has $800,000 burning a hole in his campaign treasury, but he should find somewhere else to spend it rather than wasting his time running for a congressional seat he can't win. I suggest he give the money to the County to help us balance the budget."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Go Sam Williams! Just what we need - a voice of reason in WNY to tell Giambra what his job is and should be. That $800,000 could be used for our public schools in Erie County. There are lots of children who would benefit from having decent books to learn from!