Now that Ed Cox has praised Steve Levy’s governing of Suffolk County, State Democrats are hitting him for being Levy’s “de facto Campaign Chairman” and questioning Cox’s knowledge of Levy’s alleged wrongdoing.
“What did Ed Cox know and when did he know it?” asked State Democratic Executive Director Charlie King in a public statement. Read More
Congressman Peter King of Long Island is a tough-talking, no-nonsense New Yorker, but those who have followed his career know that he is not unfamiliar with the choreographed niceties of diplomacy. Mr. King was a major player in the Irish peace process in the 1990s, intervening in that once-intractable conflict to help bring about a Read More
This was bound to happen.
After pretending not to know the Democrats who signed a letter urging Governor Cuomo to rethink his budget cutbacks, the state party’s executive director accidentally bumps into one of them.
Almost on cue, New York City Councilman Robert Jackson walked by.
The Harlem Democrat has been Read More
That’s the somewhat dismissive message from the NYS Democratic Party’s Executive Director Charlie King, responding to the “breathless” AP story about a letter circulating in Albany today. King:
“I read the breathless AP story about 40 local Democratic officials who disagree with Governor Cuomo’s budget. I looked at the list and recognize only some Read More
Charlie King, who once ran as Andrew Cuomo’s lieutenant governor before running against him for attorney general, was just named the new executive director of the state Democratic Party.
Cuomo is poised to take over the party when he becomes their gubernatorial nominee. Liz says the move gives Cuomo more control of the Read More
ALBANY—Next Thursday, Sally Minard will commit an act of political courage.
Ms. Minard, a strong presence on the Democratic donor circuit in New York and a supporter of Hillary Clinton and the DNC, will host a breakfast at her Upper East Side house in honor of David Paterson. It shouldn’t be courageous for a Read More
ALBANY—A reader sent along this list of the host committee for David Paterson's 55th Birthday fund-raiser, planned for June 11.
It's mostly a mix of lobbyists, but (at risk of overanalyzing) it's also a neat reflection of the base Paterson is hoping to build on as he works to revive his political fortunes: Read More
Everything is looking up for Attorney General Andrew Cuomo as he enters early-campaign mode by and continuing to capitalize on his position to create headline after laudatory headline.
This morning brings news of yet another positive indicator: a Siena college poll showing him with a garish 67-17 point lead over David Read More
ALBANY—Kirsten Gillibrand thinks New Yorkers are starting to get used to the idea that she’ll be a senator for a long time.
“I think it’s happening already, I really do,” Ms. Gillibrand said in an interview on Feb. 14 as she ate a celery stick dipped in blue cheese at the end of a long Read More
The reaction to Caroline Kennedy’s recent rollout, at least among unaffiliated political observers I’ve spoken to, has not been so positive.
The idea that her public performance has damaged her chances, maybe seriously, seems to have become the consensus take.
But Charlie King, at least, has a more charitable view.
“You have to give Read More