Gov. Andrew Cuomo today did his best to undermine his new Republican challenger, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, suggesting Mr. Astorino might not even win his own primary.
Even as Mr. Astorino appears likely to become the Republican nominee–the only other prominent candidate, Donald Trump, said he would only run unopposed–Mr. Cuomo nevertheless cast doubt on Mr. Astorino.
“I’ve seen the movie before. I’ve run for governor before, obviously. That’s how you become governor, to state the obvious,” he said this morning, speaking on The Capitol Pressroom radio show.
In June of last year, before he began positioning himself as the most rabid Birther candidate for president on the Republican right, developer and casino operator Donald Trump gave $25,000 to the campaign of Kathleen Rice, the Democratic DA of Nassau County, who was the early front-runner to replace Andrew Cuomo as New York state Read More
Gun Control: “it’s not clear what exactly Obama will do now, or how hard he will push for more gun-control limits.” [Perry Bacon Jr.]
Gun Control: “The contours laid out in [Obama's] op-ed are similar to the plan currently being pushed by [Mayors Against Illegal Guns] and Sen. Chuck Schumer.” [Sam Read More
Cops: Two died in separate accidents. [WSJ]
Cops: Suspect pushed an officer over the railing of steps in a Brooklyn brownstone. [City Room]
Cops: MTA officer mistakenly fired a shot at a fellow officer. [AP]
Teacher Accountability: Jeff Klein talks to 60 Minutes. [CBS] Albany Read More
Michael Caputo talked to Buffalo’s WKBW this morning, applauding Lee’s quick handling of the Craigslist tryst scandal and calling it “remarkable crisis control.”
Ex-Rep. Christopher Lee resigned yesterday only hours after reports of his attempted affair via Craigslist, replete with shirtless photos, hit the internet. Caputo, who would know a thing or Read More
With GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino, it’s always business–even where family is concerned.
The Times reported yesterday that the Buffalo developer bought his aunt’s $87,000 home in 1995 for only $10,000 three years after she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. He then transferred the property to his son, then a family trust, and finally Read More
In less than a week, New Yorkers elect a new governor. Barring a miracle, GOP candidate Carl Paladino will not be heading to Albany.
He will be heading back upstate, however, to his native Buffalo, where he won’t lack for distractions. After all, Paladino built his failed campaign on his private fortune, a development portfolio estimated Read More
The New York Conservative Party held their annual fundraiser at the midtown Sheraton last night, but the talk of the evening wasn’t on the election in two weeks but the one in two years as 2012 possible presidential hopeful, South Dakota Senator John Thune, delivered the keynote address.
“I appreciate being in New York because Read More