Kevin Hardwick

Governor Andrew Cuomo gives his daily coronavirus update at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. April 21, 2020 WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Governor Andrew Cuomo gives his daily coronavirus update at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. April 21, 2020 WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Tom Puckett
May 11, 2020 - 4:00 am
Political analysts discuss whether elected officials should consider taking pay cuts during coronavirus crisis.
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Erie County Legislator, Canisius College professor Kevin Hardwick
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - "It ain't over, til it's over," said Canisius College Political Science professor Kevin Hardwick. He was reacting to the decision by a U.S. District Judge in Manhattan to put New York's Democratic presidential primary back on June 23. It's interesting to Hardwick because,...
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Erie County Legislature Building. March 18, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
November 06, 2019 - 2:24 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The lawmaking body of Erie County will remain in control of democrats by a 7-to-4 margin following Election 2019. Democrats Howard Johnson, April Baskin, Lisa Chimera, and Tim Meyers handily defeated their respective opponents. For Johnson, Chimera, and Meyers, it is their...
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Tom Puckett
September 24, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) You may have already seen them: ads in the Erie County Executive's race between Mark Poloncarz and Lynne Dixon. One political science professor says expect the dueling ad war to heat up significantly between now and November. "It is a bit of a surprise to me both of them started...
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Off Track Betting site in Williamsville (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
September 19, 2019 - 1:21 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Representatives from Western Region Off Track Betting and Batavia Downs Casino were pressed on corruption allegations by members of the Erie County Legislature during Wednesday's regularly scheduled Government Affairs Committee meeting. As was first reported by Investigative...
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Erie County Legislature meets. December 6, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Tom Puckett
June 03, 2019 - 3:13 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) When New York's plastic bag ban takes effect next year, counties have the option of collecting five cents for paper bags. While one Erie County lawmaker wonders why a vote hasn't taken place, another says it's not necessary. "I would like to know what the holdup is," says Erie...
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Tim Wenger
December 18, 2018 - 10:40 pm
Tuesday’s seemingly dramatic and publicity-mongering decision by Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick to realign from the Republican caucus to the Democratic caucus in the legislative body is just a fresh reminder that politicians, in general, live life like sewer rats. After decades of calling...
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Erie County Legislature meets. December 6, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
December 18, 2018 - 12:07 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Reaction from county officials were largely partisan after the news broke on Tuesday morning that Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick is no longer going to conference with republicans. Hardwick, who has been a republican for four decades, said he's joining the democratic...
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Kevin Hardwick WBEN photo
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Longtime Erie County Legislator and Canisius College Political Science professor Kevin Hardwick is changing stripes. After 40 years with the Republican party, Hardwick announced on WBEN Tuesday morning that he'll be joining the Democratic caucus in the Legislature come the...
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Tom Puckett
October 29, 2018 - 6:56 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A new poll out shows Congressman Chris Collins with a slim lead over Nate McMurray with a week to go before the election. The New York Times live poll shows Collins leading McMurray 44-40 percent, with a margin of error of five percent. Canisius College's Kevin Hardwick says it's...
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