Friday, September 05, 2008

Lombardi rails against Maziarz, GOP

Lockport Common Council President John Lombardi offered a scathing review of the Niagara County Republican Party on Thursday during an endorsement announcement of State Senate Candidate Brian Grear.

According to the Buffalo News:

Lombardi called on voters "to break the legacy of thuggery and intimidation" that he attributed to Maziarz and Wojtaszek. He also urged "other elected officials and people who are in the know" to join him in backing Grear.

Lombardi said Maziarz and Wojtaszek have roughed up several loyal Republicans for political sins. "I don't like the actions of my political party countywide," he said.

Of course, Niagara County Republican Chairman Henry Wojtaszek said it's all because Lombardi wanted a patronage job and the GOP wouldn't give him one.

I think I'll keep my eye on this. Last year it was three local GOP Supervisors coming out against George and "the machine." Now it's Lombardi. Will there be others? Is Maziarz' armor wearing thin?