Adolfo Carrion just announced two more co-chairs for his city comptroller campaign: former city comptroller Elizabeth Holtzman and Merryl H. Tisch, chairperson of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty.
Last month, Carrion rolled out two others: former state comptroller Carl McCall and business executive Leo Hindrey Jr.
Locking up the support of Read More
The co-chairs for Adolfo Carrion’s comptroller campaign will be former state comptroller H. Carl McCall and business executive Leo Hindrey Jr. of InterMedia Partners, the campaign announced this morning.
Hindrey, the former C.E.O. of the YES Network (which broadcasts Yankees games) also helped raise money for another Bronx politician seeking citywide office: Fernando Ferrer, Read More
Congressman Charlie Rangel says that he encouraged Barack Obama to run and thinks he “can become a hero in the black community.” Former New York State Comptroller Carl McCall says that he would “discount” recent suggestions that Mr. Obama could ever be considered “disconnected from the black community,” and warned that “it would be a Read More
8:30 a.m. The board of directors for the city’s Economic Development Corp will meet at 110 William Street.
8:30 a.m. Al D’Amato and Carl McCall discuss city and state government at Baruch College.
11 a.m. Sirius Satellite Radio announces they’re launching a station dedicated to Frank Sinatra.
Noon. Assembly Democrats convene for a meeting Read More
Question: How seriously should we be taking Hillary Clinton’s apparent lead over Barack Obama among African American voters?
Certainly, the Clinton name is worth an awful lot among black voters, and Hillary has already moved to lock down some of the most influential members of the African-American political establishment.
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Alan Hevesi’s campaign is going on the offense, sort of.
They released statements from current city comptroller, Bill Thompson — who seems to have been the chief object of speculation about who might replace Hevesi — and former state comptroller, Carl McCall saying that they intended to vote for him against Christopher Callaghan.
But Read More
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Certainly, there would no shortage of motivation for Bill Thompson's prospective opponents in the 2009 mayor's race to push Thompson's name as a replacement for Alan Hevesi, the state comptroller whose standing within the party looks less and less secure every day. Read More
Yvette Clarke might not have started the day off well, but did score a major coup today.
The endorsement she got from Carl McCall was a bit surprising, since people like Eliot Spitzer, comptroller Bill Thompson and other establishment players are with Carl McCall.
Clarke’s backers, like Rep. Anthony Weiner and Councilman Bill Thompson, have Read More
So on one hand, Tom Suozzi filed his petitions early and had more than 40,000 signatures – well above the 15,000 he needed to make it onto the ballot.
On the other, 40,000 is hardly an intimidating show of strength for a statewide candidate. Andrew Cuomo, if I’m recalling correctly, filed more than 100,000 signatures Read More
Can an overwhelming win at the Democratic State Convention be a liability? The Mark Green’s campaign folks certainly hope so, sending out this polite reminder of a certain candidate’s past statements:
WILL THE REAL ANDREW CUOMO PLEASE STAND UP?
ANDREW CUOMO, 2002
· “I want this campaign to originate with the people of New York, Read More