ALBANY—Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver thinks Andrew Cuomo is going to run for governor.
“I do,” Silver told Fred Dicker on WGDJ. “I think he’s clearly showed he’s popular and has always wanted to be governor, and I think he senses thinks it’s his opportunity.”
“Where I will be, let’s talk in June,” Silver Read More
David Paterson’s Rochester friends are pretty similar to Andrew Cuomo’s Rochester friends.
I got a hold of this invitation for a fund-raiser on January 12, hosted by Mayor Robert Duffy and Assemblyman Joe Morelle, the Monroe County Democratic chairman. The event is being hosted at the home of Tom Wilmot, a Rochester-area developer Read More
There were 1,000 people in attendance at Andrew Cuomo’s birthday fund-raiser last night–even David Paterson, a prospective political adversary, dropped in–mingling with the attorney general and enjoying a dinner of cucumber salad, beef and vegetables.
Like David Paterson’s holiday fund-raiser last week, the stalwarts of Albany’s lobbying community showed up–Paul Tokasz, Read More
After raging against education groups who had sued him, David Paterson hosted a “modest” holiday reception in Albany last night for county chairs and members of the Democratic State Committee.
The event was held at the State Room on Eagle Street, just down the block from the Capitol, some attendees told me. Paterson and Read More
ALBANY—He has a major event planned Thursday, but Andrew Cuomo will be in Rochester tonight where Mayor Robert Duffy and Assemblyman Joe Morelle, the Monroe County Democratic chairman, are holding a cocktail reception in his honor.
The invite I have (below) doesn’t have a dollar amount, but the event is something of a thank Read More
ALBANY—Two polls released today attempt to parse Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s political standing, and offer somewhat different findings with the same basic message: she’s not that strong.
The first question pollsters examined was whether the senator could survive a primary—most all of the Democrats who had pondered running against her, including Jon Cooper, have since Read More
ALBANY—David Paterson’s popularity is inching upward, but 65 percent of voters surveyed in a new Siena poll would vote for “someone else” in the 2010 election as opposed to 19 percent for Paterson.
“Interestingly, Paterson’s favorability jumped seven points with Republicans and six points with independent voters, while falling three points with Democrats, Read More
ALBANY—Andrew Cuomo has a proposal to tighten up ethics enforcement in the wake of the conviction of former Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno: just let him do it.
“You can go create another bureaucracy, and if it was a truly independent bureaucracy, I would support it,” Cuomo said on a conference call, Read More
ALBANY—David Paterson said that Eliot Spitzer would have the skill set to be a good comptroller, should he run.
“I think that would be pretty interesting,” Paterson told John Gambling on WOR, when asked about the prospect of serving as governor over a man to whom he once served as lieutenant governor. ”But Read More
ALBANY—Donors can do a twofer next week.
The New York AFL-CIO is hosting its annual labor dinner at the Sheraton Towers hotel next Thursday evening, the same night Andrew Cuomo is holding a birthday party fund-raiser in the same hotel.
“It’s strictly a coincidence,” Mario Cilento, a spokesman for the labor group, said. “We’ve Read More