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Mannion brings NY Senate campaign to Auburn diner

Over coffee and breakfast fare, John Mannion answered questions about his campaign and priorities if he's elected to represent the 50th Senate District.

Mannion, D-Westvale, met with local officials and voters at Hunter Dinerant in Auburn Thursday. Attendees included Auburn Mayor Michael Quill and city councilors Jimmy Giannettino and Debby McCormick.

The event was part of Mannion's Coffee with the Candidate series. He has hosted other meet-and-greets at diners in Onondaga County. This was his first at a Cayuga County restaurant.

Mannion is running to succeed state Sen. John DeFrancisco, who isn't seeking re-election. The Republican candidate in the race is Onondaga County Comptroller Bob Antonacci.

In Auburn, Mannion was asked about a range of issues from education to nursing staff levels. He addressed concerns about health care and his support for the New York Health Act, a bill that would implement a single-payer health insurance system statewide.

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