Maziarz Faces Primary with Destino

May 10th, 2012


Republicans believe
Breaking News: Senator George Maziarz (R) has a primary, confirmed.
Niagara Falls Attorney Johnny G. Destino will challenge Maziarz, 62nd District, in September. You might recall Destino came within a few votes from defeating Falls Mayor Paul Dyster (D) last year.
Sources say, "Destino will be well financed & is looking forward to the primary."
Now you might ask why is a stalwart GOP partisan like Destino primarying a fixture on the NYS State Senate like Maziarz?
Answer, & I can only speculate, political retribution for Maziarz intrusion into Erie County politics, esp. the 60th District Senate race. Not to mention everyone agrees his personal attacks on Erie County Conservative Chairman Ralph Lorigo & former Erie County Democratic Chairman Steve Pigeon was way over the top & demands an answer.
Maziarz endorsement of David Bellavia for the 27th Congressional over Chris Collins further alienated the powers that be on the Erie County GOP side of this calculus.
The RUMOR mill has it Carl Paladino is behind Destino as well in order to have one vote against Majority Leader Dean Skelos for bringing the Marriage Bill to the floor amongst other other things.
Maziarz also has problems in his home County. He   attempted to oust City of Niagara Falls GOP Chairman Bob Krause. Niagara County Legislature Chairman William Ross endorsed Chris Collins over Maziarz' choice David Bellavia.
Look George Maziarz is a policy wonk. We needed George leading the charge for upstate NY in the Senate. His attempt at "gotcha"  politics only gets in the way.
Quite frankly, & sorry for the over used quote, but this mess isn't going to be over until its over & thats to bad. ...

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