BUFFALO, N.Y. - Sergio Rodriguez is running for mayor of Buffalo on the Republican line.

Jim Heaney, editor of Investigative Post, our watchdog reporting partner, interviewed Rodriguez earlier this week about why he's running and how his candidacy has been received by GOP leaders.

The main video player above features the interview edited for broadcast. Watch the complete interview by clicking on the smaller video icon below.

You can read more about Rodriguez's campaign by logging onto the Investigative Post site.