Despite some awkward moments, George Pataki is endorsing Carl Paladino.
“While I don’t agree with my party’s nominee for Governor on any number of issues, we do agree on three essential Republican – Conservative core beliefs: the need to cut taxes, reduce spending and shrink the size of government,” Pataki wrote in an endorsement emailed Read More
Bill Clinton is siding with Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney over her primary challenger, former Hillary fundraiser Reshma Saujani.
Maloney’s campaign just sent out a fundraising email from the former president that harkens back to the first bill he ever signed–one that Maloney voted for–after the two were both sent to Washington in the 1992 elections.
“Carolyn Read More
Planned Parenthood of New York City is taking a pass on endorsing incumbent state Senators Ruben Diaz Sr. and Pedro Espada Jr. in the Bronx, opting to support their respective challengers, Charlie Ramos and Gustavo Rivera.
“Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr. represents neighborhoods that have some of the highest rates of teen pregnancy and STD transmission Read More
Congressman Eliot Engel will be the seventh member of New York’s congressional delegation to back state Senator Eric Schneiderman in the race for attorney general.
“I am endorsing Eric Schneiderman for Attorney General because he is the only candidate with the experience, leadership and guts to deliver the real progressive change our state needs,” Engel Read More
After writing about some progressive endorsements collected by his challenger today, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that state Senator Pedro Espada Jr. picked up a significant endorsement of his own yesterday.
The proudly non-progressive State Senator Ruben Diaz Sr. endorsed his colleague outside the Church of the Mediator in the Read More
A slew of progressive elected officials announced their support today for Gustavo Rivera, who is challenging Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada Jr. in the Bronx.
Ousting Espada is seen by many in the party as a necessary act of housekeeping–given the senator’s ethical entanglements–and today’s list includes a variety of Democratic electeds: Borough President Read More
Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is endorsing Gary Berntsen’s campaign for the U.S. Senate.
“After getting to know Gary and his positions on domestic and foreign policy issues I am very happy to endorse Gary in his effort to defeat Chuck Schumer,” said Bachmann in a release.
“Gary’s record of public service and leadership in the Read More
Building service workers union SEIU 32BJ endorsed Francisco Moya in his race for the 13th district Assembly seat in Queens today.
The 70,000-member union proved its strength in the district in the spring, when it poured, by its telling, more than $60,000 into the district to help elect then-Assemblyman Jose Peralta to the Senate seat Read More