AMHERST and WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. -- Both Jeremy Zellner and Nick Langworthy have made it clear: It's full speed ahead when it comes to promoting their respective parties.
"Candidates speak to our ground troops and get them energized,” said Zellner, a Democrat.
"Working very hard, day and night, between now and next Saturday to get the job done," said Langworthy, a Republican.
With just days to go before the general election, the respective Erie County Democratic and Republican chairmen appeared Thursday at fundraising events. Langworthy stopped by Ray Walter's spaghetti dinner and stressed support of both Donald Trump and local nominees.
"I think there's a great opportunity for us to win races up and down the ticket this year,” said Langworthy. “A lot of people are not just looking at party labels, they're looking to support candidates that put the taxpayers first."
The event Zellner attended was to raise money for the Dems, and not just their election night pizza budget. He said it was a kickoff for what's to come, making note of a bus trip that's expected to head to swing-state Pennsylvania to rally for Hillary Clinton.
"We've done a little bit of both. We've kept people here. We've sent people to Pennsylvania, Ohio,” Zellner said. “We're not taking anything for granted here. We're working hard here locally and putting efforts in across the country."
On the GOP side of things, Langworthy told us anyone is welcome to head to the Keystone State to push for Trump, but his focus is the goings-on in his backyard.
"From my vantage point, I'm focused on Western New York and getting the job done for us right here in Erie County,” said Langworthy. “We are going to deliver this county for Donald Trump."