ALBANY—Scott Stringer confirmed he is looking toward 2013, but only in a general sense.
“I’m actually doing what I’ve always done,” Stringer told me by phone. “The campaign finance system is very important to candidates who start thinking about their finances early in the cycle. We’re just interviewing people to assembly a financial team Read More
David Paterson’s campaign just attacked Andrew Cuomo’s campaign for “plotting” in the “shadows,” after a week’s worth of reports about Cuomo’s favorable poll standing, his quiet construction of a statewide campaign apparatus, his discussions about shaping a ticket around himself as governor and, today, his aggressive fund-raising.
“Mr. Cuomo has a Read More
A Marist Poll released today echoes other surveys showing Andrew Cuomo’s relative impregnability, and shows that David Paterson’s recent television ad blitz is not having an effect.
Fifty-six percent of the 805 registered voters surveyed said they had seen one of the two ads Paterson’s campaign began airing two weeks ago, but of Read More
ALBANY—Mayor Jerry Jennings is hosting a luncheon Friday with Andrew Cuomo, one of several events the attorney general has on the docket in these critical months of fund-raising.
Cuomo 2010 is asking a minimum of $500 a head, and offering the title of “chair” for $25,000. Cuomo insists his only political plan “at this time” Read More
ALBANY—Jay Jacobs will be in Albany today, meeting privately with party officials and lobbyists as part of an ongoing listening tour around the state.
Jacobs will have a private lunch with several lobbyists and interest groups and then meet this afternoon with the chairs of local county party organizations.
“This is all over the state, Read More
ALBANY—In an odd twist, David Paterson’s only declared opponent is rushing to defend him against his presumptive opponent Andrew Cuomo.
“I am writing to ask that you and any associates that may be acting on your behalf stop trying to undermine the Governor,” Rick Lazio, the only declared Republican gubernatorial candidate, wrote in Read More
ALBANY—Jon Bon Jovi will play Attorney General Andrew Cuomo’s birthday party.
He’ll headline an event on December 17 at the Sheraton Towers in Manhattan, which is also a fund-raiser for Andrew Cuomo 2010. Tickets cost $1,000 per person, and bundlers are encouraged to buy tables (and a pass to the VIP reception before the Read More
ALBANY—Andrew Cuomo is not in this picture.
“We invited the attorney general and the attorney general thanked us for the invitation and said that he had another matter that he had to address,” David Paterson told reporters after he delivered a speech sounding, again, the fiscal alarm. “We invited all the statewide leaders.”
Bill Lynch owns Cuomo2010.com.
Did your head just explode a little bit? Bill Lynch—deputy mayor under David Dinkins, consultant to the Harlem political establishment, defender of David Paterson—owns Cuomo2010.com?
“You’re aware of my record, right?” Lynch said when I called, noting he “fully” supports Paterson and saying this must be some kind of Read More
ALBANY—Assemblyman Joe Morelle, chairman of the Monroe County Democratic Committee, had his own take on how Andrew Cuomo sounded last week in a Buffalo speech many described as "gubernatorial."
"I think, obviously, it's too early to tell what he intends to do," Morelle, a longtime Cuomo ally, told me. "But Andrew–it shouldn't be Read More