Presumptive mayor-elect says ‘game on’ following Mayor Brown’s announcement

Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — “Brown can attempt to distance himself from Paladino all he wants, but it is clear who is really behind this campaign.”

Democratic nominee for Buffalo Mayor India Walton responded to Mayor Byron Brown’s announcement that he’s running a write-in campaign for the November General Election.

“To that I say, game on,” Walton said. “I look forward to him running, I look forward to debating him and I look forward to him talking to the voters about what he’s actually done for working class communities in the last 16 years.”

“Byron Brown’s decision to run a write-in campaign supported by Carl Paladino and the PBA is deeply disappointing,” Walton said in a statement Monday afternoon. “Brown can attempt to distance himself from Paladino all he wants, but it is clear who is really behind this campaign.”

Walton won the June 22 Democratic primary against Mayor Brown.

She spoke to News 4’s Sarah Minkewicz Monday night on the steps of Buffalo City Hall reacting to Brown’s press conference.

“I’m not surprised, we were expecting this, which is why I didn’t take any days off,” Walton said. “Our team has been working hard. Thinking about how we’ll push through to November and balance that with our transition plan.”

“I encourage people to have a conversation with me before they make any decisions based on fear,” Walton told News 4.

Hear Sarah’s full interview in the video player below.

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