ALBANY—At the end of his remarks at a holiday fund-raiser last night, David Paterson made a simple declaration: “I am running for governor in 2010.”
“If it doesn’t work out, I’m going to go on The View. They need a little affirmative action on The View,” Paterson said to laughs, according Read More
ALBANY—Rick Lazio, the only Republican who is openly campaigning for governor, said he was “disappointed in Joe” after his conviction yesterday of federal fraud charges.
Lazio is running to “replace state government,” apparently including the current system of ethics enforcement.
“The conviction of Senator Joe Bruno is sad and tragic for his family. Read More
ALBANY—Rick Lazio today announced the support of the Niagara County Republican chairman Mike Norris, a move which is a blow at Chris Collins, county executive in neighboring Erie County, who has made noise about entering a primary against Lazio for the Republican line for governor.
Lazio and Norris appeared together at an 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
ALBANY—After receiving a standing ovation in Brooklyn during a “community conversation” there last week, David Paterson will travel this week to St. Albans for a similar forum.
These events represent Paterson trying to shore himself up with a critical constituency–African-Americans from the five boroughs. This event will be held at the St. Read More
ALBANY—On the radio this morning, David Paterson continued with his more-fiscally-responsible-than-the-legislature theme.
“People have got to get real serious at how serious this financial crisis is,” he said on WBEN in Buffalo. He reiterated his belief that a deficit reduction plan passed earlier this week does not go far enough–he acquiesced Read More
ALBANY—Andrew Cuomo just announced the latest in his ongoing probe of the state comptroller’s office: a guilty plea from a California-based private equity manager made in connection with what Cuomo called “an old-fashioned, ‘pay off of state officials’ case.”
“This is effectively bribery of state officials. And not just one, but a number Read More
ALBANY—David Paterson has been accused of a taking a hard line in
Governor Paterson’s message to the legislature:
“Cut this deficit with me or give me the power to do it myself.
I have submitted two bills to the legislature. The first is my Deficit Reduction Program. 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
Anthony Weiner could have held his press conference about federal health care legislation anywhere he wanted on Sunday. He held it in front of City Hall.
There’s been no shortage of finger-pointing among Democrats over who’s really to blame for not helping Bill Thompson in his unexpectedly close loss to Michael Read More