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September 13, 2012

Labor jumps into Senate fray

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However, of Moriarty and the GOP — which has a 62nd District senate primary of its own today, between Maziarz and Niagara Falls attorney Johnny Destino — she had plenty to say.

Witryol doesn’t believe Moriarty personally had anything to do with the anonymous mailers, she said; instead they seem to be another example of “dirty politics” by GOP operatives. Moriarty appears to be a candidate in name only, she added.

“Based on what I’ve heard, I don’t think he’s doing anything: He’s not campaigning, he’s not answering questions from the media ... . Clearly this is a candidate that’s being backed by the Maziarz machine,” Witryol said.

There’s “good news and bad news” in the hyper-political story that’s being played out at the polls today, she added.

“If their polls are telling them this race is close enough that they have to manipulate the public’s choices ... the bad news is, manipulating the public’s choices is harmful to democracy. If there’s a silver lining, it’s that George Maziarz is worried about my candidacy,” Witryol said. “And that’s good news for the public. It means they really have a choice this time.”

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