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Independence Party forms subcommittee to look into Colonie job-for-endorsement allegations

The committee will decide what it would like to take into account during the investigation. Caputo said the committee would most likely be considering the allegations as presented in The Spotlight story (see Colonie Indy Chair Waffles on Endorsement, Denies Brokering for Town Job) as well as an e-mail that was sent to several Independence Party committee members and Colonie Republican committee members, calling on the Independence Party to re-consider allowing a primary for the supervisor race and issuing Hoblock a Wilson Pakula, allowing the party to endorse a candidate outside its membership.

On Wednesday, Champagne said, at this point, he is not planning on removing himself from his chairmanship.

"I am just sitting back and waiting for the subcommittee," he said.

"The facts are out there, there was no wrongdoing."

For more on this story, check back at www.spotlightnews.com, or read the Wednesday, Sept. 23 print edition of the Colonie Spotlight.

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