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Mayor Gets White House Invite to Watch Super Bowl

5:04 PM, Feb 4, 2011   |    comments
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown (D)
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BUFFALO, NY- This Sunday will definitely be a super one for Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown.

The mayor is one of about 100 guests invited by President and Mrs. Obama to watch the Super Bowl at the White House this Sunday.

Brown and Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker are the only mayors on the guest list.

The weekend trip will also include a meeting with the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs.

"I'm thrilled to have received this invitation from President Obama and the First Lady to join them at the East Wing Theater in the White House for Super Bowl XLV," said Mayor Brown. "I look forward to joining the other guests for what will surely be a great football game and I look forward to the opportunity to speak to President Obama about our shared interests and a wide variety of issues affecting Buffalo, New York state, and our country. This is a great honor and I am proud to attend on behalf of all the residents of the City of Buffalo."

Some issues Brown plans on discussing with the President include getting assistance for the Staler Building as well as getting approval to use federal stimulus money, to create more summer youth jobs here in Buffalo. 

As for bringing Buffalo Wings to the White House. Brown tells us that the President's Secret Service team won't let him. To protect the President and his family, they specifically purchase all the food that comes into the White House. 

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