Fred Dicker reported this morning that Al D’Amato wants Rick Lazio to run against Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (or whoever wins the Democratic primary), arguing that Andrew Cuomo will be the Democratic gubernatorial nominee and hard to beat.
D’Amato, it should be noted, is also raising money for Cuomo. Lazio’s people are pushing back on Read More
One thing that stands out in the report this morning about Chuck Schumer muttering the word “bitch” after a stewardess told him to turn off his cell phone, is how quickly he admitted he did it.
Schumer, who as head of the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee required candidates to Read More
Al D’Amato’s has long had a strained relationship with Rudy Giuliani. He’s also been a conspicuous ally of Kirsten Gillibrand.
So, who would the former Republican senator support if Giuliani challenged Gillibrand?
“This is mythical race and I’m not going to answer a mythical question,” Read More
Both New York senators have expressed support for David Paterson, who gave a forceful speech in Harlem defending his record this weekend, in an attempt to dispense with the idea that he's vulnerable in next year's election.
At the annual fund-raiser for the Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club, held in Read More
Mark Green’s entrance into the public advocate race means he’ll be leaving his role on NY1's Wise Guys, the segment in which he has jostled, for our edification and amusement, with former mayor Ed Koch and former senator Alfonse D’Amato.
Green's reappearance on Wise Guys after his unsuccessful bid for attorney general Read More
Last night, Al D’Amato had something to say the New Jersey and Wisconsin delegations. So he stood up on a chair and started yelling. Read More
Al D’Amato went further with his show of support for Vito Fossella than anyone else when he told NY1 that he thought the congressman could run for reelection–and win.
So, does that mean the former Senator would actively campaign for Fossella?
I asked D’Amato’s spokeswoman, Dana Weisberg, who left the door Read More
Forest City Ratner paid former U.S. Senator Al D’Amato’s lobbying firm $400,000 in 2006 and 2007 to lobby federal legislators regarding eminent domain and other issues important to the developer of the $4 billion Atlantic Yards project in downtown Brooklyn.
Forest City paid Mr. D’Amato, who left the Senate in 1998 after his defeat Read More
Here's a shot of some of the people biding their time at the Sheraton in midtown as they wait for New York GOP chairman Joe Mondello and most of the state party to announce their endorsement of Rudy Giuliani for President.
Republicans notably, and deliberately, steering clear of today's festivities include Mike Bloomberg, Al D'Amato, Read More
Eliot Spitzer formally signaled his support today for building a casino in the Catskills.
Senator Al D’Amato may push for online poker.
The late John Lavelle’s Assembly seat may go to his son.
Dan Gerstein agrees with Matt Stoller about the netroots.
Mitt Romney has Read More