Democrats back Betty Jean Grant

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Betty Jean Grant has picked up the endorsement of the Erie County Democratic Committee. Some consider it a surprise in the local political arena.

Grant is competing against Tim Kennedy for his seat in the New York State Senate. Kennedy released a statement claiming, “Party bosses are attempting to stand in the way of politics,” but says he remains committed to serving the public.

The Democratic Committee released a statement from Chairman Jeremy Zellner saying in part, “There is no second guessing when it comes to her commitment on jobs, education, health care and social issues. Legislator Grant has always consistently supported the issues that are the bedrock of the Democratic Party.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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