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By Dan Telvock, Investigative Post

A public relations firm cast in a bad light by its no-bid, $325 an hour contract with the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority is walking away from the work.

Eric Mower& Associates sent the BMHA a letter Friday saying it won't compete for the new contract the authority put out to bid earlier this week.

"In this climate we can't help our client right now," said Greg Loh, the firm's managing partner.

When asked what he meant by "this climate," Loh responded: "I think that speaks for itself."

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