A certain political ad has been getting a lot of press recently. Media outlets are beginning to question how valid Mayor Brown’s claims are in his commercial themed, "Progress." As Sergio Rodriguez prepares to release his commercial on August 12th he issued the following statement in regards to his challenger’s commercial.

"The mayor claims there are jobs all around Buffalo.

"Nothing could be further from the truth.

"There has been a steady decline in the amount of jobs available for city residents since the mayor took office.

"During Mayor Brown’s first year in office, the unemployment rate in the City of Buffalo was 6.3%. Eight years later, under the current administration, Buffalo has a 10% unemployment rate with a population that has decreased by 20,000 residents."

"I assure voters that our commercial, scheduled to be released August 12th, is 100% fact-based."