ALBANY—There is certainly speculation, but nothing close to confirmation, that David Paterson will name a lieutenant governor this evening during an address that will be televised statewide.
The governor's office acknowledged that he will deliver a live, televised address "on the Current Senate Stalemate and its Impact on all New Yorkers" 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
I’m told that Eliot Spitzer will join former AG candidate Denise O’Donnell tomorrow at 12 30 at O’Donnell’s former headquarters in Buffalo for some sort of announcement.
I would guess, based on the statement she made when she withdrew from the race this weekend, that O’Donnell will be joining the Spitzer campaign. I’d also Read More
The mole inside Brooklyn’s Independent Neighborhood Democrats says Suozzi came out against Atlantic Yards last night and got the club’s nod in part because of the new anti-AY members that joined the club but never got to vote for Chris Owens.
Sean Patrick Maloney, despite bashing the Ratner arena project earlier Read More
So up in Buffalo they are finishing up the nominating and seconding speeches for the Attorney General candidates. We called Wendy Katz, a Cuomo aide to check the campaign’s confidence level. After ducking into a quiet corner of the convention hall, Katz at first struck a tone of cautious optimism.
“Anything can happen on the Read More
Here are two (contradictory) things we’ve just heard about the scramble for the Attorney General designation in Buffalo:
1) The Cuomo campaign is in negotiations to cut a deal with Denise O’Donnell to keep Mark Green from getting on the ballot. (This, based on an earlier sighting of her son Jack – one of the Read More
In a piece of news that should probably count for more than it actually will in the race to become the state’s top public lawyer, Denise O’Donnell obliterated all comers in a reader poll in the New York Law Journal.
From the Journal’s write-up, which is available to subscribers only:
Ms. O’Donnell, a former Read More
The Denise O’Donnell campaign has another announcement of upstate support, touting “landslide” votes from the county committees in Columbia and Putnam, which join the Broome, Rensselaer, Chautauqua and Erie organizations in backing her candidacy.
It’s always a nice idea, in theory: the candidate of upstate New York, the perennially ignored constituency, rides a wave of Read More
The Post reports that former deputy mayor under Giuliani Rudy Washington may have a respiratory illness related to pollution at the World Trade Center; and John Faso voted against equal pay.
The Times reports Faso’s growing support is beginning to make Republicans nervous; and Jonathan Hicks profiles Read More
In the Daily News, Errol Louis writes about Cory Booker.
AP reports that Denise O’Donnell has received the endorsement of Janet Reno.
The Post reports that Joe Bruno is courting the gay vote.
In the Times, Tom Suozzi plans housing in Garden City, and Eliot Spitzer Read More