Hank Sheinkopf was working for New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s reelection from the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo.
“I’m in Florida for the weekend,” said Mr. Sheinkopf, one of a number of prominent Democratic consultants now working for the mayor, in a recent phone interview. He was there for a speaking Read More
ALBANY—Asked by reporters last week what his priorities are for the end of the legislative session, David Paterson said that relief for suburban homeowners was at the top of his list.
That much has been apparent from his activities in recent weeks as the governor made several appeals to non-urban voters, first appearing Read More
According to City Comptroller Bill Thompson, he is running for mayor.
“Everybody is saying, ‘I’m seeing you everywhere around the city of New York,’” Mr. Thompson said on April 27 as he sat in a conference room upstairs from his Broadway campaign headquarters, which shares space with state court offices and a dentist. “I Read More
Today, it should be noted, is the special election for Bronx borough president, and Assemblyman Ruben Diaz Jr. is expected to win by a landslide.
Diaz will fill out the remainder of the term of his predecessor, Adolfo Carrion, and then almost surely run for re-election (and almost Read More
One week after releasing his first television ad, Michael Bloomberg’s campaign is going up with two radio ads.
The first is all about Bloomberg’s empathy for struggling New Yorkers, with gentle violin music and the mayor, soft-spoken, saying, "It’s not easy these days."
The other radio refers Read More
Melinda Katz just emailed supporters to say she’s formally announcing the kick-off of her city comptroller campaign on Sunday, April 19 in Forest Hills.
Katz, in case you haven’t noticed, has been campaigning, raising money and collecting endorsements for at least two years.
She’s also been part of Read More
Charles O'Byrne had some pointed advice for his former boss David Paterson during their Feb. 21 meeting.
Off with their heads.
According to a well-placed source, Mr. O'Byrne, the former chief of staff and powerful consigliere who left the governor's office under the cloud of a tax scandal, told Mr. Paterson to act quickly and Read More
Former public advocate Mark Green just announced that he’s running, once again, for public advocate. It’s the only office he’s ever run for successfully, and it changes the current race pretty drastically.
Other candidates in the race include civil liberties attorney Norman Siegel and City Council members Eric Gioia, Bill de Blasio and John Liu. Read More
ALBANY-A week before the process to appoint New York's junior U.S. senator reached its messy end, Governor David Paterson stood onstage at an event with Hillary Clinton and compared his experience in the state's highest office to a dirty movie.
"I've been governor for nine and a half months," Mr. Paterson jokingly told the Read More
Michael Bloomberg’s re-election campaign isn’t hiring everyone, he wants you to know.
“Last time I checked, there were probably a few other Democratic consultants in the country that we haven’t hired. Even I don’t think I have that kind of money necessary to hire them all. That’s not a particularly good strategy,” he Read More