Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh wrote something I haven’t seen often to possible contributors to his campaign. Yesterday was the filing deadline, so there was lots of last-minute fund-raising.
From Kavanagh’s campaign email:
“If you are in New York, I can also arrange to have someone pick up your contribution at your convenience.”
It looks like the elected officials who represent Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village are bracing for the complex to default, and they’re already reminding the complex’s lenders–Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac–about how the lenders themselves needed a bit of help last year.
In a letter to Fannie and Freddie, the electeds–U.S. Representative Carolyn Read More
Paul Newell, dressed in a beige suit, his pockets stuffed with palm cards, was standing on the steps of St. Mary’s Church on Grand Street Sunday afternoon, stopping any parishioner he could get in front of to tell them that he’d been endorsed by every daily newspaper in New York City.
Two blocks away, Read More
None of the Manhattan : two of three candidates each took an endorsement from a local Democratic club, while a third club opted not to endorse anyone.
John Reddy won the endorsement of the Ansonia Independent Democrats. According to a reader and club member, the vote breakdown was 56 percent for Reddy, 24 percent Read More
Here’s the fund-raising email Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh of Manhattan sent to supporters this morning, in which he says he welcomes even $5 donations:
"In fact, I’m committed to relying more on smaller contributions and have unilaterally accepted the lower contribution limit that applies to federal campaigns, even though the limit under state Read More
Here are more numbers from some of the races that are still being counted at the city’s Board of Elections. These numbers do not include paper ballots, which are still being counted.
In Manhattan’s 74th Assembly District on the Lower East Side
5,075: Brian Kavanagh
4,687: Sylvia Friedman
993: Esther Yang
792: Read More
Feeling pretty good this morning, if a little tired, are the folks at Knickerbocker SKD, who have two of yesterday’s primary winners as their clients: Yvette Clarke in Broolyn’s 11th congressional district, and Brian Kavanagh in Manhattan’s 74th Assembly district.
In an attempt to revive the IMterview tradition, I reached out to one of Read More
Out in Brooklyn, Tracy Boyland’s campaign has Al Sharpton making robo calls into the 18th Senatorial District on her behalf, in opposition to incumbent Velmanette Montgomery.
Turnout was sparse at 8:30am at PS 9 in 11th district turf, where at least one of the voting machines was already reported broken. The campaigns of Bill Batson, Read More
Chuck Schumer says he is still not endorsing Eliot Spitzer for governor.
Councilman Alan Gerson is not backing fellow Manhattan lawmaker, Assemblywoman Sylvia Friedman. He is endorsing her challenger, Brian Kavanagh.
New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin apologizes today, saying:
“What I will never do again is refer to the site as Read More
Our John Koblin couldn’t keep himself off the streets Manhattan’s 74th Assembly District in the Lower East Side, where freshman Assemblywoman Sylvia Friedman lost the New York Times endorsement to challenger Brian Kavanagh.
He is riding the Reform Albany message to the hilt. The message worked on 43rd Street, but what Read More