Does this count as breaking character? Stephen Colbert is such a huge fan of Slate’s Gabfest podcast that he once called editor David Plotz to ask why an episode was late, according to a Nieman piece on the economics of podcasting from earlier this week. (Mr. Colbert had previously showed his hand when he Read More
Failed 2005 Democratic mayoral nominee Fernando Ferrer just sent out a statement of support for the four renegade Democratic senators who backed out of the party’s caucus yesterday.
“Like so many other Democrats in New York, I worked in 2008 to usher in a new era of progressive change for the state’s upper house,” he Read More
Former Mayor Ed Koch just sent out one of his regular commentaries in which he praises Long Island Congressman Peter King’s plan to hold hearings about “the radicalization of the American Muslim community and homegrown terrorism.”
Koch calls the hearings, “a sensible act on his part which should be supported by the American public,” and he Read More
State Republican Party chairman Ed Cox announced this morning that the state Party and the entire New York congressional delegation will be backing Maria Cino’s challenge to Republican National Committee head Michael Steele.
“The RNC faces massive debt, a brain drain, a Presidential campaign on the horizon and other serious challenges. What we need now Read More
On Good Morning America this morning, Newt Gingrich said he would support a mid-term shake-up that installed Hillary Clinton as Secretary of Defense.
“She is knowledgeable, she is tough, I think that she’d be a very aggressive defender of the military in terms of what it needs, its budgets and its concerns,” Gingrich Read More
Gustavo Rivera sent around an email this morning urging voters to pull the lever for Nicole Paultre Bell, who is running to replace the late Tom White in a special election in Queens tomorrow.
Rivera defeated the much-maligned Pedro Espada in September, but he has still not been sworn in to office, making this one Read More
Charlie Rangel headlined a GOTV rally in Washington Heights yesterday, in which he exhorted locals not just to send Andrew Cuomo to Albany but to elect Democrats up and down the ticket.
“We don’t have a problem with people not voting the Democratic Party,” Rangel said of the neighborhood. “We don’t have a threat of Read More
Tom DiNapoli announced this afternoon that his campaign just received the backing of Empire State Pride Agenda.
The announcement should not come as too much of a surprise, since ESPA often backs Democrats and DiNapoli’s opponent in the comptroller’s race, Harry Wilson, is against same sex marriage. (Wilson does back civil unions.)
“I have committed Read More
Eric Schneiderman is adding the endorsement of two firefighter unions today as the attorney general campaign reaches its final days
The Uniformed Firefighters Association and the Uniformed Fire Officers Association- who represent over 22,000 individuals involved in fire rescues- both announced their support for the Democrat’s bid.
“Eric understands the difficult and dangerous job performed Read More
Norman Seabrook, the head of the Correction Officers Benevolent Association is slated to endorse Dan Donovan for attorney general this morning, sources have confirmed.
Seabrook represents a good get for the Donovan campaign. COBA was the first union to back Mike Bloomberg in 2001 and one of the few which did so in 2005, even Read More