ALBANY—It’s over for Dede Scozzafava.
The Republican assemblywoman from Gouverneur issued a statement formally suspending her campaign for Congress after a poll showed her supported by just 20 percent of voters. Scozzafava said “victory is unlikely.”
She did not offer an endorsement, to either Doug Hoffman, the Conservative Party’s candidate or Bill Owens, Read More
ALBANY—The closely watched special election in New York’s North Country is now a two-way dead heat between Doug Hoffman and Bill Owens, a poll finds.
The result shows just how far Hoffman–the politically inexperienced accountant who is the Conservative Party’s nominee for the seat–has surged over the course of the election. The Siena Read More
When Bill Thompson released his own poll last night saying he had closed the gap between he and Michael Bloomberg to a perfectly manageable 8 points, the mayor’s press team shot back with a statement saying, basically, ‘Why don’t we wait and see what Marist has to say tomorrow.’
Well, Marist has spoken. Read More
an ad the front page of a Russian newspaper, which, when translated, is slightly ominous.
“There is only one choice – Mike Bloomberg.”
ALBANY—The chairman of the Jefferson County Independence Party just called to say he’s now backing Doug Hoffman, the Conservative Party’s nominee to replace John McHugh in Congress, even as his party’s line will list Republican Dede Scozzafava.
“Dede’s been kind of following with the president: the stimulus, and earmarks. If you haven’t got any Read More
David Chen is up with a story saying the relationship between Jon Corzine and Michael Bloomberg – Wall Street guys who entered politics at the same time – has become strained.
“I was at a dinner party with him, maybe, two months ago,” Bloomberg told reporters at Union Square this afternoon, when asked about Read More
ALBANY—As much as the fight in the 23rd Congressional district is ideological, it’s also becoming a local-versus-national fight, with support for Doug Hoffman, the Conservative Party’s nominee, coming from beyond the 11-county district and local Republicans generally standing by Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava.
Newt Gingrich touched on this earlier this week, when he Read More
Richard Nixon’s grandson
A Newsday writer quit over the pay wall.
The Boston Globe‘s publisher is leaving at the end of the year.
Book war detente?
The First Annual Art Awards, Rob Pruitt’s art show/awards show, went off successfully. One guest wore blue body paint.
Let’s go Read More
For the last two years, Philadelphia’s comptroller has been working on a plan to lure New Yorkers south to the City of Brotherly Love. The 25-page report, released today, is called: “New Yorkers Phinding Philadelphia as Affordable Alternative.”
The cost-of-living comparisons are enticing: It’s inarguably cheaper to go out in Philly–and it’s also cheaper Read More