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Savage trumps Farley's fundraising

Some economic developments Farley said he has helped bring to the area include the New York State Department of Transportation Building in Albany, the state Lottery Building in Schenectady and the state Commission on Quality of Care and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities also in Schenectady.

"I'm very proud of my record," said Farley.

Farley said Savage's fundraising holds a "New York City Flavor." Contributions from the city equal 29 percent of her total funding, but the majority of that funding comes from fellow Democrats most likely trying to overtake the Republican held seat.

"We need some Upstate representation. Every single facet of [state] government is held by the Democrats and New York City," said Farley.

Savage contested Farley's suggestion that Upstate would not be her main focus.

"It is really ridiculous to think that my views are going to reflect anything other than working for the betterment of upstate New York," said Savage. "I've already proven that I can create jobs, property taxes and improve the faltering downtown economy."

According to Savage, Farley concentrated his efforts outside of Upstate needs even though the area has seen widespread foreclosures.

"I have a strong record in the area of economic development, and Schenectady is an example of what you can do in a struggling Upstate county when people work together," said Savage.""

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