Charlie King, who lost to Andrew Cuomo in the race to succeed Eliot Spitzer as attorney general, hopes David Paterson is up to the job of being governor.
“I think how he acquits himself over the next two years will determine whether it was a positive piece of history or a setback,” said King, the Read More
Here are some more post-election numbers, courtesy of the state Board of Elections: $776,103.41
– money Andrew Cuomo has left in his account
$92,782.16 – money Charlie King still has left in his campaign account
$40,300 – contributions made to Cuomo between December 8, and December 12, 2006
$1,674 – Read More
Andrew Cuomo announced members of his transition team at Fordham University this morning.
Worth noting on that transition are people like:
–Albany DA David Soares, who is investigating state comptroller Alan Hevesi over the chauffeur scandal;
–Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes, who is prosecuting former Assemblyman and Kings County Democratic Leader Clarence Norman; Read More
Early-bird Jason Horowitz made it to this morning’s 8 a.m. press conference where the Rev. Al Sharpton endorsed Andrew Cuomo. Standing with Charlie King and Cuomo, the Rev. Al Sharpton said, “It’s time to stop the politics of desperation, of mudslinging.”
As if there was any doubt who he was referring to, Sharpton added, Read More
One of the tragedies of the Charlie King campaign was that he raised the second most amount of money in the race and, as Andrew Cuomo said repeatedly today, King was “exactly right,” on a number of issues.
So how can a candidate with money, who is “exactly right” on the issues, do Read More
Speaking of unity, Freddy Ferrer and Mark Green are about to make their second joint campaign appearance ever.
Just hours after Andrew Cuomo held a “united for justice” rally with Charlie King, the presumably positive event is a boon for Green, who has come under increasing pressure to stop his “comparison campaign” against Cuomo. Read More
Welcome back to work!
Candidates-at-yesterday’s-parade coverage is here, here and here, flying doughnut coverage is here and here, and the Times combines the two themes in a B1 story that notes Jeanine Pirro’s choice of heels over flats for march-wear.
The Post reports that “black foe” Charlie Read More
Was it a set-up, or a frank discussion about race?
Last night’s forum about race and discrimination with Andrew Cuomo and Charlie King at the House of the Lord Church in Brooklyn attracted only about a dozen people (not counting staffers, reporters and elected officials). Perhaps a few more would have showed up if Read More
Andrew Cuomo stayed above the fray and towards the end, came off more relaxed than in previous appearances. Which is good, since he said he’ll likely decline future debate invitations and instead, campaign at smaller forums across the state from now on.
Charlie King got more emotional than ever talking about his father’s death from Read More
Hillary Clinton’s lack of campaigning gets some attention from the Times.
This, on the day The Post comes to the defense of her anti-war challenger, Jonathan Tasini, saying Hillary’s position on Iraq could “stand a little clarification” and asks why NY1 has barred Tasini from a debate while allowing “fringe Democrats” Charlie Read More