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DelMonte continues campaign

by jmaloni
Thu, Oct 7th 2010 11:00 am
Assemblywoman Francine DelMonte, D-Lewiston, announced last week she will continue her fight to represent Niagara County in the State Assembly on the Working Families Party line in the Nov. 2 general election. DelMonte is the endorsed WFP candidate. She lost the Democratic endorsement in the recent primary.

"The boys might have knocked me down, but I'm not out," DelMonte said. "A fight isn't over when you get knocked down; it's over when you don't get back up." 

She warned that lies and distortions won't be tolerated.

 "I will shut down every lie the boys in this race tell. I'm not going to let them pervert my record," DelMonte said.

DelMonte said the reopening of Globe and the opening of Yahoo has breathed new life into this area's economy and the recent approval by NYPA trustees to increase and improve contracts with local industries for low-cost hydropower heralds a whole new era of stability for thousands of employees. 

"I'm not going to give up a fight I began 10 years ago to bring new economic opportunities and jobs to our community," she said. 

DelMonte said she's voted against the past two state budgets and will continue voting against budgets that don't rein in spending and cut mandates on local governments and school districts. She supports a proposed real property tax cap and spending cap.

DelMonte said she remains committed to advocating within her Democratic majority the importance of passing balanced budgets.

"If people don't think I'm tough, think again," she said.  "I'm plain spoken. I don't tell people what they want to hear. I tell them the truth."

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