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May 1, 2008

CONGRESS: Lee kicks off campaign for 26th District

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“We must avoid the conflict created between big donations and good public policy and reject any gifts or campaign contributions from the very people who have wrecked our economy,” Davis said.

Powers has been quick to point out the majority of money he’s raised, nearly $600,000 since early 2007, is from donors giving $50 or less. The former substitute teacher acknowledged earlier this month that he’d have to repay his campaign fund about $4,000, the sum he’d charged it to rent space in his Williamsville home from mid-2007 through January. The Federal Election Commission says it’s against the rules for a campaign to pay rent for space in a candidate’s home.

Also apparently headed into the Democratic primary is environmental attorney Alice Kryzan of Amherst.

Contact reporter Joyce Miles at 439-9222, ext. 6245.

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