Chris Matthews discusses Trump’s impact on the 2012 GOP field, and if he’s really serious.
NJ Rhetoric: Christie wants media to “take the bat out” against a critic. [AP]
Media: What Trump really meant by “saved” the Daily News. [Michael Calderone] Read More
On Friday afternoon in Lower Manhattan, a handmade chart hung on the white wall just inside the 33rd-floor office of the political fund-raising firm Darrison Barrett and Associates. Scrawled in colored marker were last-minute pledges to the firm’s stable of candidates — all of which needed to be collected by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday evening, Read More
Andrew Cuomo is expected to endorse fellow Democrat Bill Thompson today, possibly at an event in the Bronx, according to a person familiar with the event.
The endorsement comes late in the campaign, and it’s unclear if Cuomo, like other elected who have endorsed Thompson, will be any more critical than is absolutely necessary Read More
ALBANY—Dan French, one of the Democrats talked about as a potential candidate for the seat expected to be vacated by John McHugh, has one built-in base of support: fellow alumni of the late senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan.
"I think anybody in the Moynihan world who knows Dan and worked with Dan would rally Read More
Andrew Cuomo has added another high-powered fund-raiser to his campaign as he gears up for 2010, prompting even more skepticism that the attorney general, whose reelection would be a laugher, is gearing up to run for anything but governor.
According to sources with knowledge of the hire, Cuomo has now brought on Jennifer Bayer Michaels, Read More
Cy Vance's new campaign manager is Michael DeLoach, who just emailed friends to say he's leaving his job in David Paterson's office.
Cindy Darrison, a fund-raiser for Vance who used to work for David Paterson and now works for Paterson's de facto rival Andrew Cuomo, tells Liz he has a great Rolodex. Read More
Last week, Governor David Paterson's former fund-raiser Cindy Darrison told me her effort to move her business to the headquarters of his likely primary rival Andrew Cuomo was strictly a real estate decision and in no way an indication that she intended to raise money for the attorney general. She said she needed to "line Read More
At least in one respect, David Paterson's now-former fund-raiser Cindy Darrison may soon be going over to the other camp.
Darrison, who parted ways with the woe-beset governor last month, currently finds herself in the awkward position of subletting work space in the governor's campaign office at 461 Park Avenue South. Read More
Now that reports are out saying 89-year-old Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau won’t seek re-election this year, there's a vacancy in one of the most coveted offices in New York.
Already running for the seat is Morgenthau’s 2005 challenger, Leslie Crocker Snyder, who said in 2005 that Morgenthau had been Read More
Manhattan District Attorney candidate Cyrus Vance is having a fund-raiser at Caroline’s comedy club tonight. (How many jokes about A-Rod and divorce lawyers can you fit into one night?)
Vance has already hired Bill Lynch Associates and Cindy Darrison for his campaign, but maintains that he’ll only run if Morgenthau does not Read More