According to a source with close ties to Dov Hikind, the Boro Park Democratic assemblyman is close to backing Republican Mike Grimm for Congress in his race against Mike McMahon.
Hikind remains a major power broker in Orthodox Jewish circles, and his endorsement is one of the more sought-after in the city. Both Brad Lander Read More
A day after Mike McMahon rolled out an endorsement from former mayor Ed Koch, his opponent in the Staten Island congressional race, Michael Grimm, sent out word that he is being endorsed by former president George H.W. Bush.
Grimm served in Iraq during the first war there under the first President Bush.
“As the Read More
The Mike McMahon campaign is slated to roll out an endorsement from Ed Koch tomorrow afternoon on the steps of City Hall.
The endorsement should not come as too much of a surprise, since Koch endorsed McMahon when he ran two years ago, but still, Koch is one of the few endorsers, political professional say, Read More
Eric Schneiderman went to the steps of City Hall today to receive the endorsement of former Attorney General Robert Abrams, which, since they both are Democrats can be something of a dog-bites-man story, but is more significant today because it shows that the Schneiderman campaign continues to hammer away at his Republican opponent Dan Donovan Read More
Chuck Schumer has a cold–but the senior senator still hacked his way through an endorsement of state Senator Eric Schneiderman for attorney general this afternoon.
Schumer called Schneiderman a “warrior for working class and middle class families, something I’ve stood for throughout my career.”
And Schneiderman–who was accused of running a very Manhattan-centric primary campaign–used Read More
Andrew Cuomo received an endorsement from NARAL today on the steps of City Hall, backed by dozens of women holding “Women for Cuomo” signs.
The pro-choice lobbying group’s New York chapter has been pushing for the Reproductive Health Act, which would insure that abortion is regulated as an issue of public health and medical practice. Read More
Calling him “a leader for reform in Albany, never shying away from taking on the tough fights on behalf of all New Yorkers,” Andrew Cuomo lent his endorsement to Eric Schneiderman’s campaign for attorney general at press conference in Central Park this afternoon.
“He is the clear choice to continue our positive and aggressive work Read More
The New York League of Conservation Voters announced this morning that they were backing incumbent Democratic comptroller Tom DiNapoli in his race against Republican Harry Wilson.
The endorsement should come not as too much of a surprise, since the NYLCV usually backs Democrats, but DiNapoli used the endorsement to tee off on Wilson.
“My opponent, Read More
Reporters were taken back a bit today at a press conference—where Mike Bloomberg announced that he was endorsing Andrew Cuomo for governor—when Cuomo said that he had voted for Bloomberg for mayor.
As Maggie Haberman smartly pointed out, Cuomo has only voted in one mayoral election, in 2005, leading the Cuomo campaign to walk Read More
Calling the state government in “disarray,” Mayor Mike Bloomberg delivered a full-throated endorsement of Andrew Cuomo for governor this morning at City Hall Park, and seemed to suggest that Cuomo’s opponent, Carl Paladino, lacks the temperament to govern the state.
“Anger is not a governing strategy. We need real change. We need new strategies. We Read More