The Progressive Caucus of the City Council–a bloc of 12 members elected with the support of the Working Families Party–is out with a statement today reiterating their call for Mayor Mike Bloomberg to institute a tax on the city’s wealthiest in light of Albany budget that will greatly reduce New York City’s operating expenses.
“We Read More
Senate Democrats gathered on the steps of City Hall today, alongside former Mayor Ed Koch, to call on the state Senate to pass comprehensive reform legislation as its first order of business in January.
“Before the election, we urged all of the members of the Legislature to pledge and announce their support for three key Read More
The Huffington Post reported yesterday that President Barack Obama is reaching out to newly-elected Republican senators and congressman to wish them well, quoting David Axelrod as saying that Obama had made “well over 100 calls” while traveling to Asia.
But perhaps he started with the West Coast reps?
The Observer reached out to Read More
Brooklyn council member Jumaane Williams told The Politicker that he will introduce a resolution into the City Council calling on the Board of Regents to deny Cathie Black a waiver to become chancellor of the New York City public school system.
According to state law, all school superintendents must have at least three years of Read More
Actors Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara are joining the star-studded list of celebrities asking New Yorkers to vote for Working Families Party candidates on the Working Families Party line and the Working Family Party line alone.
Earlier today, Matt Damon released another web video for the cause.
The robo-call from the acting duo–who Read More
Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani did his second conference call of the day, this one for Michael Grimm.
Giuliani talked about the negative turn the race has taken, and pointed repeatedly to an article on ABC News and another by a pair of Wesleyan professors that showed that Democrats are more likely Read More
The Eric Schneiderman campaign for attorney general did a conference call with reporters this afternoon featuring Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who did her best to sway wavering women voters to their side.
Quinn hit Donovan over his pro-life views, and in particular, his oft-repeated line that the Schneiderman’s campaign focus on choice issues is a Read More
Former Gov. George Pataki waded into the G.O.P’s efforts to retake the House by hosting a press conference call with Republican challenger Randy Altschuler and knocking Altschuler’s opponent, Congressman Tim Bishop, for inviting both Vice President Biden and former President Bill Clinton to campaign with him over the next several days.
The Gustavo Rivera campaign is expected to blanket the homes of Bronx voters with robo-calls from some of his more prominent supporters over the next 36 hours or so.
Among the star-studded line-up getting on the horn in Rivera’s bid to oust Pedro Espada: Thompson, Rev. Al Sharpton, former borough president Freddy Ferrer, city council Read More
Coming on the heels of Reshma Saujani’s challenge to Carolyn Maloney (via a new web video,) Staten Island congressional candidate Michael Allegretti is out with a letter challenging his primary opponent Mike Grimm to a debate.
Both are vying for the right to take on incumbent Democrat Mike McMahon in the November, who Read More