As Democrats rallied in Rochester today to knock Senate Republican rule, the National Federation of Independent Business/New York responded that Senate Republicans have fought hard to revive the upstate economy.
“Voters need to know that no one has fought harder for new jobs, economic growth and tax relief for hard-working families and small business owners than Senators Jim Alesi, George Maziarz, Mike Nozzolio, Joe Robach, Steve Saland, Jim Seward, Dale Volker and George Winner,” said Mike Elmendorf, the group’s director.
“They have consistently worked to decrease New York’s second highest in the nation cost of doing business, and have stood with our stateâ€™s job creators and entrepreneurs on the issues that matter to them and which will help them grow and create new opportunities for New Yorkers.”
But Senate Minority Leader Malcolm Smith said in a statement after the event that “every election year, the same Republican politicians make the same empty promises to keep their jobs, but after failing New York families for nearly four decades, their chance is over.”
Above is a photo of Democratic candidate Rick Dollinger with Smith, just left of him, and Sen. Jeff Klein, D-Bronx, who is heading the Senate’s campaign effort.