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Sen. antoine thompson event raised eyebrows in puerto rican community

May 12, 2010

An e-mail sent  throughout the Puerto Rican/Latin American community in the City of Buffalo publicizing a fund-raiser for Senator Antoine Thompson (D-Buffalo), raised a few eyebrows with some leaders.

The e-mail told the recipients ,…” Senator Thompson has been a strong voice for our community. He has insured that the vital programs that serve our community continues to receive funding and has worked to address the needs of the community.”  Listed as sponsors of the event were Councilman David Rivera, HUB Director, Lourdes Iglesias, Cesar Cabrera, Dr. RaulVazquez , Fabiola Friot and Eddie Martinez.

Casimiro Rodriguez, one of the leaders raising his eyebrows at the invitation, responded to the e-mail questioning why the Senator failed to meet with Dr. Patricia E. Devis, a North District School Board candidate after allegedly he said he would meet her.

Mr. Rodriguez responded with,  “I appreciate the invitation from the committee, I would reply to all your distribution, but out of courtesy, I will not.  You let Senator Thompson know we need to talk, I reached out to him regarding Dr. Devis school board campaign whereby he said he will get with Dr. Devis on a Saturday (two weeks after petition process),  to discuss her campaign and I am still waiting for the Saturday to come.”

Sen. Antoine Thompson, Obama rally 2008

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