Demand is growing for Byron Brown’s dismissal from National Democracy Committee | The Politics of the Buffalo Politics

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Demand is growing for Byron Brown's dismissal from National Democracy Committee |  The Politics of the Buffalo Politics

“I will do whatever I can to to raise that narrative about using big money to defeat grassroots Democrats after they have won primaries,” he added. “I will defend his right to run a write-in campaign, but not to be a Democratic leader.”

“The Mayor will continue to hold these values and support Democrats who embrace this widely popular approach to addressing the needs of everyday residents,” he said in a statement.

“They really ran a fear and smear campaign that eclipsed our effort to run on the issues,” she said, blaming “corporate Democrats” who banded together with Republicans and Conservatives and turned out in the general election.

Walton, meanwhile, did not return a call seeking comment. But she told the national virtual meeting (that included Cleveland Mayor-elect Justin Bibb) that Brown and his wing of the party “actively colluded with the GOP” to defeat her campaign.

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  • “Grassroots Democrats are saying they’ve had enough to working with Republicans,” he said. “And he’s well aware that democratic socialism means focusing on working families and working people.

  • Brown spokesman Michael J. DeGeorge noted that as mayor and state Democratic chairman, Brown advocated higher wages for fast-food workers, a prevailing wage for those working on public projects, expansion of affordable housing and several other causes central to the party.