Republican attorney general nominee Dan Donovan held what his campaign says will be the first in a series of weekly conference calls with reporters, and he brushed aside questions about a woman’s right to choose and about his ticket-mate, Carl Paladino.
Asked about his position on choice issues, Donovan said:
I am going to enforce Read More
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In case you missed it, at yesterday’s Crain’s Breakfast Forum, Sean Coffey said he disagreed with the tax hike on the wealthy that the Senate and Assembly passed last year. State Sen Eric Schneiderman then hit him for “fighting for his wealthy friends.” To which Coffey reiterated his no new tax stance, and Read More
All five Democrats vying to become the next attorney general will have something of a Kumbaya moment tomorrow, putting aside campaign differences to attend a press conference in lower Manhattan tomorrow urging Gov. David Paterson to sign legislation that would outlaw the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk database.
The presser is being organized by Public Advocate Bill deBlasio. Read More
Sean Coffey gave a brief speech at an outdoor reception here in Rye at the State Democrat’s convention, saying he’s glad to have gotten to know so many members of the New York State Democratic Party. Not long ago, he said, he didn’t know any of them.
It’s true, and also is the reason I Read More
One of attorney general candidate Dan Donovan’s biggest achievements as Richmond County’s district attorney was the successful prosecution, in a 2006 case, against the grandson of his one-time mentor, Jim Molinaro, now the Staten Island borough president.
So enraged was Molinaro that he ran ads in the Staten Island Advance trashing Donvan.
Donovan, Read More
Republican Dan Donovan, the Richmond County district attorney, just announced he will be running for attorney general.
His campaign, not surprisingly, has one main theme: clean up Albany.
When asked if he thought the current attorney general has done enough to address corruption, Donovan said, “I think the voters have to decide that.”
Among Donovan’s Read More
When Kathleen Rice was endorsed by the RWDSU, it’s union leader said she had demographic and regional appeal that would help balance out the Democratic ticket.
Plus, he said, it’s “useful” to have a candidate that is not coming from the legislature, since much of the electorate has a low opinion of that legislative Read More
Yesterday, a spokesman for Kathleen Rice defended her record of fighting crime in Nassau as the county’s district attorney, saying, “Crime is down three percent,” compared to last year.
The spokesman was referring to statistics kept by the Nassau County police department, which include a broader array of crime categories than the state’s Read More
Anybody else enjoying the slugfest between Eric Schneiderman and Kathleen Rice over crime stats during her tenure as district attorney in Nassau?
Rice’s campaign said “Crime is down 3 percent” compared to last year at this time, but added, “Everybody realizes that crime stats ebb and flow due to a number of issues.” Those Read More