Senator Schumer endorses Dan Maffei for Congress
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ONONDAGA COUNTY, N.Y. -- One of the top democrats in the state is throwing his support behind congressional hopeful Dan Maffei. Senator Charles Schumer joined Maffei Wednesday afternoon to formally announce his endorsement.
The announcement was made at Mohawk Global Logistics outside Hancock International Airport in an effort to highlight the importance of investing in infrastructure.
"I do need a partner to bring dollars to Central New York, to bring jobs to Central New York, which I have focused on. I can think of no better partner then a hardworking, honest person, that is a great family man like Dan Maffei,” Schumer said.
Maffei is challenging Republican Ann Marie Buerkle and Green Party Candidate Urzula Rozum in the 24th District.
Buerkle and Rozum will participate in a debate airing live on YNN on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 7 p.m. It is being held in conjunction with the Campbell Public Affairs Institute at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School. Dan Maffei has declined to participate, citing concerns about the format YNN and the Campbell Institute intend to use. However, a podium will be set up in the studio and available for him, should he change his mind.