At a press conference in his Midtown office this afternoon, Rick Lazio officially announced that Chautauqua County Executive Greg Edwards is his pick for lieutenant governor.
Republican Civil War
A spokesman for the New York State Republican chairman is holding firm, and trying to brush off the implication of the Conservative Party moving up the deate of their convention.
“The Republican Party is going to make its own decisions, regardless of any choices or maneuvers made by outside organizations,” said GOP spokesman Read More
Steve Levy announced this morning he has the support of five state committee members from Columbia County.
It’s noteworthy because committee members are the ones who actually vote at the convention on whether Levy can appear on the ballot as a Republican. And, as the latest campaign video from Rick Read More
Rick Lazio’s campaign manager does some recalibration of the Times Union tally of weighted votes for Republican nomination for governor among county chairmen, showing Rick Lazio leading Steve Levy 51.5 to 31.5 percent.
Campaign Manager Kevin Fullington says, basically, delegates in each county are up for grabs, and that they’ll poach voters from Levy’s column. Read More
Things I learned from watching the first “strategy session” video from Rick Lazio‘s campaign:
-The first person Lazio hired was spokesman Barney Keller.
-Kevin Fullington, Lazio’s campaign manager, said last month was the campaign’s “second best” in terms of fund-raising. No numbers were given.
-Fullington also took a shot at “our opponent’s campaign” Read More
Despite the fact that Haley Barbour and the Republican Governor’s Association aren’t committing to spending money in New York, Steve Levy says the group is backing him in the Republican primary, and may give him money in the general election.
“They set up a meeting with me,” and “they do not believe Rick Read More
The Queens County Republican Organization tossed aside their earlier endorsement of Rick Lazio and announced they will support Steve Levy for governor.
It’s an important pickup for Levy. He needs just over 50 percent of the weighted vote of the Republican State Party committee members to get on the ballot, and, according to the Read More
Steve Levy announced he’s hired a campaign coordinator specifically “for Erie County,” where Republican chairman Jim Domagalski has not committed to any of the gubernatorial candidates so far.
The county is also home to Carl Paladino.
Rick Lazio, who has been campaigning for more than a year, hasn’t managed to lock down Domagalski, Read More
After testifying at the Charter Revision Commission meeting last night in Manhattan, Carl Paladino told reporters that he wanted term limits of state lawmakers, and didn’t like that Michael Bloomberg extended term limits last year.
“You have a mayor and he went through a process and he changed the process. I wouldn’t have voted for Read More
The shake-up at the Republican National Committee may ultimately be a boon to New York State Republican Chairman Ed Cox who is still facing a blowback from the RNC for recruiting a Democrat to run for governor.