WASHINGTON – Anticipating large gains on Election Day, some Democrats are beginning to ponder how to maintain their majority in the House of Representatives heading into the future.
And there is increasing buzz that a fifty-year-old, fourth term congressman from Long Island might be at least part of the answer.
Representative Steve Israel, who has Read More
Carol Shea-Porter, who was elected last year to represent the eastern half of New Hampshire in Congress, has decided to endorse Barack Obama. This is easily the most significant Granite State endorsement for Obama and one that could have a ripple effect.
Shea-Porter’s political history explains why. A former social worker and a true grass-roots Read More
Nancy Pelosi helped raise a cool $300,000 for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee last night at the Upper East Side home of Dennis and Karen Mehiel, according to one of the guests, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney.
In addition to Maloney, who I ran into at a Women for Hillary event this morning at the Hilton, the Read More
The company founded by Barack Obama’s consultant David Axelrod is changing its name. Slightly.
AKP Message and Media is now AKP&D Message and Media, to acknowledge newly promoted partner John Del Cecato. He’s the adman behind pieces for Freddy Ferrer in 2001, Carl McCall in 2002 and Andrew Cuomo in
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Barack Obama’s new deputy national press secretary is former Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee spokesperson Jennifer Psaki, who started her new gig just a few days ago she told me.
Obama had been criss-crossing the country for Democratic candidates, which might have given him some time to win over key staffers.
Earlier, I noted that Obama Read More
Tonight, Chuck Schumer and Rep. Anthony Weiner hold a fundraiser for Stephen Harrison, the Democrat challenging the city’s only Republican congressman, Vito Fossella of the 13th congressional district.
But despite the visit from his better-known colleagues — and despite the prospect of big Democratic victories elsewhere in New York this year Read More
Evidently, the Brooklyn Council Member really is taking a hard look at challenging Vito Fossella for Congress on Staten Island.
“The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has expressed excitement about my potential candidacy, and local activists in the 13th district and in our neighborhood are encouraging me to enter the race,” he Read More
The two young operatives from New York toil away in a nondescript office building near a highway overpass on South Capitol Street in Washington, D.C. One of the men, Glen Weiner, boyish and unassuming, could easily be mistaken for a grad student in M.I.T.’s applied-mathematics department; the other, Howard Wolfson, bearish and sometimes acerbic, was Read More