Race for 2010
Jonathan Tasini dropped off nearly 6,500 signatures at the Board of Election today, and then, in an interview, launched into a broad attack on the man he is hoping to replace, embattled Congressman Charlie Rangel.
“The number one contributor to Charlie Rangel has been real estate interests,” Tasini said. “If you are worried about gentrification Read More
ALBANY—Representative Eric Massa is using a Good Samaritan story to raise money for his re-election campaign.
His campaign’s political director, Dorothy Drahzal, sent out the e-mail below. Massa is facing a tough re-election, but I find this slightly odd.
This week I wanted to share with you a recent article from a local Read More
Scott Murphy still supports economic stimuli. Republicans are still attacking him for it.
Murphy voted last night to spend $150 billion in, as Murphy said in a release, “immediate investments to improve our crumbling infrastructure and create good-paying jobs right here at home.”
Democrats call the bill the Jobs for Main Street Act; as Read More
ALBANY—Assembly Republicans are wishing Greg Ball the best in his bid for the State Senate.
“Is he? Oh, I thought he was running for Congress,” Assemblyman Ron Canestrari, a Cohoes Democrat, said, referencing an already-begun race against Representative John Hall that included robocalls and town halls on health care. “As long as he’s out Read More
ALBANY—Some Democratic lawyers are complaining that the already-out-of-the-box Congressional campaign of Assemblyman Greg Ball violated federal election law.
The Democratic Lawyers Council filed the above complaint before the Federal Election Commission on Friday, alleging that Ball unlawfully solicited money from corporations and did not claim that a robocall unleashed in the congressional district was Read More
I wrote yesterday (with Jason Horowitz) about how the federal stimulus package is providing an opportunity for local elected officials to scramble to get funding for projects close to their heart. The stimulus also, apparently, is an opportunity for fund-raising.
Here’s a fund-raiser invitation from Representative Mike McMahon that was sent to Read More