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WBFO Brief June 23, 2021

This morning on the WBFO Brief- the aftermath of a historic primary election that ousted four-time incumbent Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and replaced him with an upstart activist India Walton. Hear her first chat with reporters, and listen to what Brown told his supporters as the results rolled in last night.

Also, hear from another upset winner- with Kimberly Beaty, winning the Democratic Primary for Erie County Sheriff. And we have an interview with an analyst who says all the upsets last night were a ‘gut punch’ for the area’s Democratic, Republican and Conservative party chairs. And lest you think there was no other news beyond the elections- Albany Correspondent Karen DeWitt weighs in with the latest on a possible change to environmental liability rules in NYS.

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