ALBANY—Errol Cockfield is being "transitioned out" of his job as David Paterson's press secretary, as City Hall News is reporting, for another job on the second floor.
A source close to Cockfield said he will begin working on intergovernmental affairs under Marty Mack, focusing downstate. The eventual idea, the source said, Read More
ALBANY—Errol Cockfield is being “transitioned out” of his job as David Paterson’s press secretary, as City Hall News is reporting, for another job on the second floor.
A source close to Cockfield said he will begin working on intergovernmental affairs under Marty Mack, focusing downstate. The eventual idea, the source said, is for Cockfield Read More
After David Paterson spoke, reporters had a large and lengthy scrum with Christine Anderson (Eliot Spizer’s director of communications, who is expected to stay on for the time being), who fielded every question–some as many as three times).
Things we learned:
There may be "one reception or two" on Monday in honor of Read More
Eliot Spitzer hasn't enjoyed particularly close relations with Assembly Democrats since arriving in Albany. But recently, he's had a number of Assembly Democrats over to the mansion for breakfasts and dinners. Extending an olive branch, perhaps?
This morning, Spitzer had breakfast with the Assembly Democrats – and Republicans – from Western New Read More
Eliot Spitzer will be appearing in the television ads for state Senate candidate Craig Johnson, Spitzer’s spokeswoman Christine Anderson confirmed.
The ad was shot yesterday by ubiquitous adman Jimmy Siegel and could air as soon as tonight, according to one person on Johnson’s campaign.
A campaign spokesman had no additional information Read More
There’s a theory that no legislator wants to be the last one to hold together a fading majority. As a result, there’s been a fair amount of speculation among reporters and political insiders about whether there might not be another state Senate Republican preparing to follow Michael Balboni’s lead by bolting the GOP conference to Read More
It’s been something a testament to Mike Bloomberg’s handling of the Sean Bell shooting that there’s been no real pressure for any outside official, like incoming governor Eliot Spitzer, to weigh in on the situation.
And when Spitzer finally did weigh in, it was nearly indistinguishable from what the mayor said.
From spokesperson Christine Anderson: Read More
Eliot Spitzer and David Paterson released a statement applauding today’s court decision which lowered the level of state required funding for city schools, saying, “this decision will help us resolve the litigation.”
Spitzer also said he’ll propose “significant additional funding on a statewide basis,” when presents his first budget in February.
But does this ruling Read More
That’s the approximate number that have been received by Eliot Spitzer’s transition team so far, according to campaign spokeswoman Christine Anderson.
– Azi Paybarah Read More
Now that most of the electoral goals of the state Democratic Party have been accomplished, it’s sort of an open question when it comes to the direction Eliot Spitzer will want to go in when he weighs in on the selection of the new chair.
Here’s an interesting piece of speculation from one informed Read More