A few days after he hired a campaign manager and then announced the non-news that he would run in the Republican primary, Tim Pawlenty has hired veteran pollster Jon Lerner.
Lerner is based in Washington–and like Pawlenty, hails from Minnesota–but he has some interesting New York connections.
He worked on Doug Hoffman’s Tea Party campaign Read More
This afternoon, standing outside the Proctors Theatre in Schenectady, ubiquitous Senator Chuck Schumer completed his eleventh straight year visiting all 62 of New York’s counties.
“The whole point of the 62 county tour is to see firsthand the ways that I can help make New York State its very best,” said Mr. Schumer, who Read More
With Kirsten Gillibrand struggling to connect with voters, and Rudy Giuliani inciting more confusion than excitement about his own candidacy, the rumor mill keeps churning out big-name potential challengers.
Today, Theodore Roosevelt IV is out, and Harold Ford, Jr. is–for the moment, at least–in.
Mr. Roosevelt, a self-described “liberal Republican,” was reportedly encouraged Read More
ALBANY—Henry Wojtaszek's ongoing campaign to become Republican state chairman has taken a turn toward the negative, with his affiliated operatives telling county chairs that his opponent, Ed Cox, was affiliated with Andrew Cuomo in 2006.
"I did get a call from a friend of mine who said he had heard that Ed Read More
The National September 11 Memorial and Museum is taking a numismatic turn.
After a four-year effort to raise money from big donors locally and nationally, the memorial’s foundation is now trying to win support for the minting of a commemorative coin that could bring a few million dollars in new funding.
The coin Read More
The stagecraft left something to be desired. No one bothered to adjust the microphones at the podium before Kirsten Gillibrand stepped forward to introduce herself to the millions of New Yorkers who’d never heard of her, blotting out much of the lower part of her face as she spoke. Viewers at home actually Read More
Here’s that decade-old shark ad I referenced earlier, in which the New York Republican State Committee told upstate voters that “Sheldon Silver and the New York City Democrats just picked a New York City liberal for every major statewide office.”
And they’re going to tax and spend, the ad says. While the ad only Read More
In a letter dated today to billionaire Tom Golisano – who is vowing to pour $5 million into this year‘s elections – Republican Senate leader Dean Skelos makes the case that Republicans are the ones who have tried to make state government fiscally prudent and transparent.
And Skelos ends the letter by Read More
NY1 News tonight is going to be one big pile-on, judging by these quotes pulled from an advance transcript the network sent over: “What he did was awful, it needs therapy to explain.”
-former Public Advocate and Democratic Attorney Mark Green
“There are obviously deep psychological problems. You don’t comport yourself Read More