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Masiello could be blocked from party chairmanship

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A potential conflict of interest could prevent former Buffalo Mayor Anthony Masiello from becoming the Erie County Democratic chairman.

Masiello's lobbying firm is favored by the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority in bids the Authority has received for a three year lobbying contract. Legal rules would prevent Masiello from acting as party chair and as an Albany lobbyist. Governor Andrew Cuomo supports Masiello as party chair.

The NFTA will be reviewing its contract possibilities on Monday.

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