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Antoine Thompson- Returns to politics

Jun 15, 2014|

Antoine Thompson - Primary Against Assy. Crystal Peoples-Stokes

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When Antoine Thompson made an announcement yesterday the former state senator who says he's running again trying to make a little bit of a comeback and he joins us now. On the WB and -- -- good morning sir. The morning good morning thank you for having me happy Father's Day total others. And and and Beckett you -- tell me your running in a primary or at least intend to run a primary. Against assemblywoman crystal peoples stokes. Yes I am I announced my candidacy yesterday. And I'm looking forward to. Talking. To -- well. Buffalo's one partner 41 assembly district. And a distinction there are concerns. As relate to jobs. Community development. Small business development and stayed at -- neighbor -- in the 100 or 41 assembly district. Do you think that there and those are the areas that she's weak on jobs neighborhood. Well. They wanted a 41 assembly district. Has some of the highest levels of poverty. And the state buffalo. Is the fourth port city in America and it -- eSATA popped over the city it would be the port city in America. In addition to that. Small businesses. In the heart of the 141. Assembly district. Are struggling to our surprise we need small business program so that people. I'll put themselves the work provide -- goods services. -- people and the district. And the housing conditions. Throughout much -- -- wanted -- 41 assembly district and desperate need of investment from the State of New York. Several years ago you were defeated in the states and it. In his district that was five to one Democrat by a Republican. Now in a primary you're asking Democrats to vote for you do you think that's an uphill battle. I think it's going to be -- very difficult race. But remember when. I lost that election. I it heated. -- -- -- Pretty extensively in the city of buffalo I loved buffalo without a large margin of of vote. The challenge worth. Losing support in Grand Island. Cataloged in Niagara -- but I did very well in the city of buffalo. So this assembly district being smaller you think you've got a better shot. I I believe that. When people. Look at the current state. Unemployment. Underemployment. Health condition neighborhood conditions schools are closing schools are failing. Kids are on the school. Stated investing. And different parts of the city. But it's not reaching the people on the ground in the 141. Assembly district and it has some evidence. Highest poverty highest unemployment. At some of the worst neighborhood and it's -- an -- is already and I really we just need to make some change. I -- to keep going back to the original campaign but during that campaign. You were accused of using campaign funds for a trip to Jamaica and for publishing a pretty pricey book that touted. Basically that the wonders of Antoine Thompson. -- Let's that's that's that's a -- -- that -- you know right now. About what not permit it. As a result venture. Has established a relationship. With sedition. And Jamaica. I think in -- one on that should never use any government money or that. My opponent has traveled all over the globe -- political campaign money. The difference declined to Q is that the buffalo Niagara medical captives. Some of the position at the Western New York. Our net I have now developed a relationship. Whereas. Our position and and and hospitals. And Jamaica as a result of that sure. So what I'd try to -- back then it bear -- now and everything you -- got so you're that young. If you don't you don't embrace a label you don't think that you were anyway. A disgrace to think a comeback is possible here. Our I believe that. I've never left. Being a public figure I've held a lot of causes. Over the last four years. That I've been out of office. And I love them though -- about Nicole's great. Abraham Lincoln lost. Five or six races than he was president. Barack Obama lost great does mayor brown a lot -- assemblywoman people -- the key races. Itself and wait a year and needs. There have been trying to make change for people. Sometime there are sometimes there are down and it is if you get knocked down -- up to you to stand back up and I instead of backup to help the people. I know you've pulled out of a church service specifically to talk to us when I don't wanna take too much long much longer. But I have to ask you what do you think is the biggest difference between yourself and assemblywoman crystal people stokes. I'm relieved that. Buffalo. Is on the move. New York get on the -- Now we need to make sure that. The 141. The settlement that stirred in the area putting people back to work. Putting people rebuilding of these troubled neighborhoods. -- out throughout most of the 141. Assembly district. Trading more small business opportunities unfairly and hurdle it. Al -- efforts and that those areas are on the move as well and that we make out a strong investment. And those areas so that we all grow as one community. All right mr. Thompson thanks for joining us this morning. Thank you don't think having. You're welcome that Antoine Thompson running against crystal peoples stokes the assembly moment in a primary coming happened in in September.

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