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NCAA's Back In Buffalo

Mar 18, 2014|

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  1. Debate Preview NY Daily News's Ken Lovett

    Wed, 22 Oct 2014

    With the New York governor debate is tonight in buffalo joining us on the WB and lifeline Camelot that with the New York Daily News he's the Albany bureau chief Ken good morning. Good morning set the stage for us what you think we're in for tonight with this. Hook I think we're gonna see a little bit of fireworks perhaps it's not going to be. As good as the one on one debate we've got to two main candidates Governor Cuomo and Republican run that story you know but we also have. My the party candidates at the insistence of the governor of Green Party candidate Howard Hawkins and libertarian. Michael McDermott which I defy you to find some of them even heard of Michael Mick and. Can what you expected and to be the main issue tonight. Do you think it might be the way the governor dealt with a Moreland commission or fracking or what do you think. I think it's going to be all of that I think yeah this is the shot barrage that's still Leno he's hit Cuomo. On the economy he says Cuomo on the moral and commission and the handling of the leak. Subsequent investigation by the federal of the US attorney. Hydro fracking obviously is the big issue so I think depending on who's talking Sally Hawkins is gonna hit the governor. I'm. I don't backing because Hawkins as opposed to whether he says that you know you can take up the fact of the governor's. Office apparently pushed for changes in the study that was done about Hydro fracking. Absolutely you know cut the truth Q parties got it on the attack. Against the governor of the first kind of well you know they'll be in the same Blake got together but on the other hand. He's got to show who he is and what he's gonna do you have to put out an affirmative. Affirmative platform of the don't. Are as Governor Cuomo he's right now according to Siena holding a twenty point lead here over history in Graham. Governor global got to do is make no mistakes he he can't pull up he can't look like he's forty can't look like. He's. And your beliefs and stage he's gonna have to. Talk about his record which I'm sure he's gonna do and contrast to himself that he's been doing. With the rob actually know who he calls an ultra conservative. The debate being from buffalo I am pretty sure he's also gonna talk about. The buffalo billions something my best to win those criticized and all the new construction going on. And I can you mentioned a hallway Hawkins and we'll stand on the Hydro fracking. What do you suppose is minor candidates. Might say otherwise you know we know that they're going to be asked to. Respond to specific issues but there's always a chance they're gonna pump their own agenda. Little by helicopter in the big thing is Hydro fracking I think that's going to be is his big point. And the reality is about how he Hawkins lucky poles with 9% that's. Hawkins has the potential to do more damage to Cuomo's. Ultimate result then even after Reno at school I was consistently polling at about 33% which is really the normal Republican kind of should turn out that the base Republican support. But the government wanted to be more international purposes and also he wanted to probably top the father who got about 64%. When he ran for reelection in 86. But you'll have to Hawkins gets 910%. 8%. That drags the governor down just don't have a big win over west Toledo but it dragged for governor into the mid to low fifties and that's something he doesn't want. So they could actually play spoiler in a way. While spoiler to the point that the governor you know don't get the margin or the percentage of victory you want to certainly. We all polls show he's up by at least 20% in debt so we'll have a big wins but it may not be so hyper when he wants. This is the only debate of the season. Yeah rather Bruno has been pushing that issue he has wanted a series of regional one on one debate. He also what I had wanted at least one televise a televised one on one debate the governor refused he had offered up doing ache. One on one radio debates prior to ask enough good noted that. You would think he would have taken a given his word is in the polls and how far is and fundraising. And taken it in the bill passed and governor brewer. NAFTA and the one on one televised debate but he duty said he wouldn't do the one on the radio. Ken thanks for joining us this morning appreciate it. Bureau aren't that's Ken Lovett he's the Albany bureau chief for the New York Daily News.


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Buffalo will be in the thick of the madness this week when it hosts second and third round games. Of the men's NCAA basketball tournament the president and CEO of visit buffalo Niagara Patrick Taylor is with us on the WB EMI planned -- good morning. Good morning. If you permit me I'm Sherry you've got to be feeling pretty good dead in the secondary ticket market -- reported this morning that the buffalo games are these most popular and that tickets are very much in high demand. He has that -- extremely -- actually pacing and I have all the other cities well before the teams were even amount so. People are excited about the possible for the tournament this week. Patrick hoop fans from buffalo in the mini basketball fans coming here from other cities the folks who live in this area there's sort of no -- ago but the others. How are they getting information about what will be available to them when they're here and where they can go between games. Fully gotten nearly. Hundreds of volunteers that are going to be out on the streets around the arena. On Thursday and Saturday. They're gonna be holding some big yellow signs that -- ask and we actually trying to. Borrowed this techniques from these Super Bowl this year in new York and they're going to be deployed out about telling everybody whether Coke or dinners lunches. Other cultural activities goes up arsenic community just giving everybody else we're also going to be having -- very active social media. Activities we have it -- team we're gonna have folks. Deployed around certain areas of the city. Saying you know we're at this certain restaurant there are some tables available. People are going to be able to shape where shall I go mobile react to a very quickly. What is the -- handle that people should follow if they're interested in following that it it is -- heard but who. Okay now are the game tickets sold out. They are but they're getting very close to be sold out that's. Very exciting for us so but there are some tickets still available. Patrick we know that over the years a lot of mistakes have been made one in the NCAA visited buffalo in years past. No that's been used constructively hesitant to make of this experience a lot better. Oh absolutely we have always ranked very high should be close to. That dealt with NCAA -- we've had them. Some of those misconceptions of actually -- it's kind of a local -- The NCAA. Actually uses buffalo as kind of a model for other cities because of -- such a great success. There always a cute little pick up that blog and read just improve and I think. Harlem has social media has come in the last few years you know we're going to be so prepared to do what's. All of these questions that are gonna come up this week. What is the estimated economic impact from this event. It's great it's about five point two million dollars in the visits to hood area attractions -- Patrick if there's time. Do most -- the -- socialists you know tiger falls a little interest. Oh absolutely you know. Because we've got that's natural wonder of the world like our backyard. That will be something that people wanted to do on. Friday and Sunday while others don't -- town. They're gonna get on the and that's what we're all about it spreading revenues -- -- to people -- see India over here. Boy if only could order up some nice spring weather and mother here. Well you know I'd bet that some are wish Lester would -- best we can't. Hey Patrick nicely to join us and I'm sure will be in touch the next couple of days but good luck with this event. Or are you very much that's Patrick Taylor the president and CEO of visit buffalo Niagara.

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