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Dems Play for More Time in Mayoral Race

June 11, 2017 by pegjohnston

Tim Grippen, Democratic Chair, has put his name on petitions for Binghamton Mayor as a placeholder. Grippen states. "The residents of Binghamton deserve a great Democratic candidate and a spirited campaign." Two potential candidates are considering the run and this placeholder strategy gives them the time they need to consider it. Grippen also pointed out that one Democratic candidate dropped out of the race after being assaulted and his family threatened. The deadline for collecting and filing petitions runs from June 6- July 13th.

In response to an attack on this strategy by Republican Co Chair Bijoy Datta. former Council person and Mayoral candidate Teri Rennia made this statement: "Predictably, Bijoy Datta attacked with venom and insults, questioning the integrity of one of our area's most respected war veterans and public servants. ...It was he who successfully schemed to cover up the Preston credit card scandal...and as Deputy County Executive to harass  public employees and bulled them into working Debbie's campaign, actions that were later ruled as unethical... "She continued,  "Grippen is a decorated war hero who has served this country in so many ways, and at all levels of government."

 

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