Fools for Fuel
New Yorkers’ search for gasoline continued today, with some motorists waiting on line for hours for as little as a gallon of petrol as filling stations grappled with supply shortages and power outages in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
“The shortage of gasoline in the New York-metro area has caused major inconveniences for our residents, Read More
The debate is two days old, and the circus tent has been cleared away.
Still, the political world is buzzing about a forum that saw one candidate keep his cool, another turn into a minor celebrity, and a third get up in the middle to go use the restroom.
In their own words, here is Read More
The Cuomo for Governor campaign is just out with a release announcing the hiring of Patrick Jenkins, a political operative perhaps best known as an adviser to Bronx Democratic Party head Carl Heastie.
Liz notes Jenkins’ ties to former governor Eliot Spitzer, but it is worth noting–and it goes unremarked upon in the Read More
For at least the past two decades in New York State politics, there has been a pattern for would-be governors: Declare the existing campaign finance system broken; embrace reform; see plans go nowhere; repeat.
After all, it doesn’t hurt politically to rail against a system with giant loopholes that effectively allow unlimited soft-money donations Read More
ALBANY—At an anti-endorsement of Steve Levy, the Suffolk County executive who announced this weekend he is exploring a run for governor, several Hispanic elected officials threatened to boycott anyone who supports him.
“We will be monitoring those campaign contributions,” Assemblyman Peter Rivera, a Bronx Democrat said at the press conference. “We will be Read More
ALBANY—Steve Levy’s potential gubernatorial candidacy is a “wake up call” for members of the Latino community, who have sparred with him many times in his tenure as Suffolk County executive, some representatives said.
“I think that Democrats are well aware that our president, Obama, has set a new tone in this Read More
ALBANY—Steve Levy—a third party candidate for governor?
Since announcing this weekend he has created an exploratory committee to consider a gubernatorial run, the Suffolk County executive and his aides have ruled out no scenario—not a primary against David Paterson for the Democratic nomination, not a bid for the Republican line, not Read More
ALBANY—Erie County Republican Chairman Jim Domagalski said that Rudy Giuliani’s expected endorsement of Rick Lazio is “one politician endorsing another.”
Domagalski is a booster of Chris Collins, the Erie County executive who has been moving toward a run for governor, but has not declared his candidacy. I asked Domagalski if the 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—Rick Lazio, the only declared Republican candidate for governor, received a $1.3 million bonus this year from investment bank JPMorgan, according to his campaign.
Lazio, who since leaving the House of Representatives has served as JPMorgan’s director of global real assets, has raised money from Wall Street in recent months, counting among Read More