Republicans are having some trouble finding a candidate to run for the Congressional seat Vito Fossella is planning to vacate at the end of the year.
Could they find a solution by turning to … Fossella?
A couple of political consultants I talked to think the idea is at least theoretically plausible. He has, Read More
Dan Gerstein, who wrote Christine Quinn’s $12,000 State of the City speech–and before that waged a spirited war against left-leaning bloggers–today launched a new speechwriting company (and blog!).
In a brief interview yesterday, Gerstein told me Gotham Ghostwriters “is not going to do very much political writing.” Instead Read More
In a speech that will inevitably be viewed through the lens of her mayoral ambitions, Christine Quinn has embarked on a State of the City address touching on her ability, as Council Speaker, to get involved in parts of the city outside her home borough of Manhattan. “Instead of governing from City Hall, we’ve gotten Read More
Eliot Spitzer formally signaled his support today for building a casino in the Catskills.
Senator Al D’Amato may push for online poker.
The late John Lavelle’s Assembly seat may go to his son.
Dan Gerstein agrees with Matt Stoller about the netroots.
Mitt Romney has an explanation for a Read More
With word circulating that an exit poll has Ned Lamont leading Joe Lieberman, Dan Gerstein, Lieberman’s campaign press secretary, says he’s not surprised. “We expect this will be a two or three point race,” he said shorty after 7:00. “It’s going to be close.” There is anecdotal evidence, Gerstein said, of higher-than-expected turnout — “but Read More
Running as an independent has offered Joe Lieberman the advantage of broad, bi-partisan voters. The downside, of course, is that his name doesn’t appear until way down on the ballot.
Dan Gerstein, Lieberman’s spokesman, says that 1,200 volunteers have been dispatched to outside polling stations to hand out information to inform voters know where to Read More
MoveOn.org hasn’t been friendly territory to Joe Lieberman for some time, but some of the criticism of the hawkish “independent” Senator on its website has now drawn the attention of the Anti-Defamation League.
Lieberman’s spokesman Dan Gerstein forwards this letter from the ADL, denouncing the tone of some of the comments on MoveOn’s message Read More
The Ned Lamont campaign says that the accusations from the Joe Lieberman camp — charging Lamont supporters with trying to strip the Senator of his Democratic registration — sound a lot like the never-proven claims during primary night that Lamont supporters were responsible for the collapse of their overburdened campaign website.
“The Lieberman campaign should Read More
Joe Lieberman’s campaign could hardly have scripted this better:
They now say that peace activists sympathetic to Ned Lamont are trying to revoke the senator’s registration as a Democrat in his hometown of New Haven. The argument is that he stopped being a Democrat when he started running as an Independent petitioning candidate.
“This Read More
We can probably draw two conclusions from the news that Dan Gerstein has just been named Joe Lieberman’s communications director:
1) Gerstein is being rewarded for his tireless advocacy on behalf of Lieberman throughout what was a very rough primary campaign.
2) Gerstein has concluded that serving as a consultant to Tom Suozzi’s campaign is Read More