Democratic Hopeful Launches Challenge to McMurray for NY-27 Dems’ Nod

Dec. 2, 2019

Melodie Baker says if she can win over Erie County leaders she thinks she can sway at least one chairman of an outlying county, all of whom support Nate McMurray for the Democratic nomination in the 27th Congressional District. (Mark Mulville/News file photo)
Melodie Baker says if she can win over Erie County leaders she thinks she can sway at least one chairman of an outlying county, all of whom support Nate McMurray for the Democratic nomination in the 27th Congressional District.

Democratic congressional hopeful Melodie Baker officially launched her campaign for the 27th Congressional District’s Democratic nomination Monday, even as opponent Nate McMurray appears to have sewn up backing from most county leaders.

Baker, director of education for the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County, declared her candidacy during a late afternoon event at Clarence Town Park. Her future now hinges on convincing Erie County party officials in coming days, and changing the mind of at least one leader in the district’s seven outlying counties – all of whom support McMurray.

“If I can get an edge here I think I can change some hearts and minds,” she told The Buffalo News.
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