Quick friday political roundup for June 29th, 2012:

  • Mitt Romney make his one and only money grab trip to Buffalo today (all of about 2 hours).  Anthony Gioia will be Romney’s host for a $10,000 per dinner at his home. That better be one good freakin filet mignon!
  • Erie County Chairman Len Lenihan released this statement today asking Chris Collins for an explanation into why Erie County taxpayers are out almost $39 million. Remember this:


In 2011, Collins campaigned on the promise that Erie County was out of the hospital business, but clearly he was mistaken. The troubling news that Erie County Medical Center will cost nearly $39 million this year alone, more than double the “fixed” cost that Chris Collins promised taxpayers in 2009, raises serious questions about Collins’ ability as a manager and executive.Erie County deserves a full explanation from Chris Collins over the creation of a deal that has come back to bite taxpayers to the tune of more than $38 million over three years.

  • Add this to the nothing good can come from sending emails after 11pm file. Someone pissed in Carl Paladino’s late night Cheerio snack as he sent this doozie to Al D’amato who woke up with this in his inbox:

From: Carl Paladino <[email protected]ellicottdevelopment.com>
Date: June 29, 2012 12:32:12 AM EDT
To: ”[email protected]” <[email protected]>
Cc: ”[email protected]” <[email protected]>

Al, keep your nose out of WNY politics or I will expose your underbelly. You are a spineless fraud and you’re going down with Skelos. Did you have fun at Andrews $50k party?  You are such a low life parasite.  It’s all about money and you could care less about the people and republican principals.  What are you going to do when I tell the people that you were the prime mover of Andrew’s gay marriage bill so he could pound his chest as the most powerful governor the state has ever known and you could have access as a lobby for the big buck clients you extort.

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