Coming on the heels of Reshma Saujani’s challenge to Carolyn Maloney (via a new web video,) Staten Island congressional candidate Michael Allegretti is out with a letter challenging his primary opponent Mike Grimm to a debate.
Both are vying for the right to take on incumbent Democrat Mike McMahon in the November, who Read More
Battle For the Upper East Side
If a legslative battle were being waged, Liz Holtzman would want Carolyn Maloney in her “foxhole.”
The former U.S. Congresswoman is voicing her support for Carolyn Maloney in the race for the 14th District in a mailing out today. Holtzman appears to be itching to get back into the political ring. Last year, she expressed Read More
John Hancock Time
Both Carolyn Maloney and her challenger in her Upper East Side Congressional district, Reshma Saujani, released statements on Obama’s signing of the Wall Street overhaul today.
No surprises there, but this bill has become a central front in this campaign, a campaign that has gotten a lot more heated than many expected.
Saujani, Read More
Reshma Saujani’s campaign just told The Politicker that they will be submitting 7,250 signatures in her race against Carolyn Maloney. While this is a far cry from the 23,500 haul that Maloney is submitting, it should be enough to keep Saujani from getting kicked off the ballot, a fate that has befallen Maloney’s opponents Read More
Following her A1, above-the-fold profile on the front page of the Washington Post yesterday–under the headline “Candidate Banking on Sympathy for Wall St.”–Congressional hopeful Reshma Saujani appeared on Hardball last night for a tough interview with host Chris Matthews.
Matthews wanted to know if her quote in the WaPo about lending a hand, Read More
Reshma Saujani’s campaign sent out an email today announcing that Representative Carolyn Maloney has agreed to debate her upstart challenger in the 14th District.
“Last night at a community meeting in Queens, Reshma Saujani approached Carolyn Maloney and said that she looked forward to debating her,” says the release. “The Congresswoman agreed.” The release says Read More
A Washington Post reporter got coveted access to a fundraiser for Wall Street sweetheart and would-be Upper East Side congresswoman Reshma Saujani and delivers the goods in this morning’s paper:
[D]ozens of rich New Yorkers are gathered around a grand piano, sipping white wine in the living room of an elegant high-rise Read More
A reader in the 14th Congressional District forwarded the latest mailer from Carolyn Maloney’s campaign.
The front says Maloney is “Standing Up to the Special Interests,” and the back lists her efforts fighting credit card companies, “Big Oil,” Wall Street, insurance companies, special interests and the radical right.
The mailer comes as her primary opponent, Read More
Rep. Carolyn Maloney’s office today called an attack ad released by her opponent—one that seeks to portay Ms. Maloney as a toady of the oil industry—”preposterous.”
“This is preposterous,” said Maloney spokesman Alix Anfang, in an emailed statement. “Congresswoman Maloney has been a clear, consistent leader in standing up to the oil industry and demanding Read More
Yesterday afternoon, inside a cavernous recital hall at Baruch College, young congressional hopeful Reshma Saujani took to the podium to give her stump speech to a skeptical crowd.
About 70 people–including State Senator Liz Krueger and former Congresswoman Liz Holzman–had gathered for a candidate’s forum sponsored by five of the district’s political clubs, groups Read More