Ed Cox, the chairman of New York State’s Republican party, has penned a scathing letter to members of his party, urging them to resist “strong-arm tactics” by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo to rack up endorsements for his re-election bid.
“When out of power, our job as a party is to provide loyal opposition, not for opposition’s sake but for the sake of the governing philosophy and principles that will advance our state,” Mr. Cox declared in the letter, which was released to reporters this morning.
Ed Lurie was sipping wine at the end of a long bar off of Union Square on a recent Monday evening and contemplating the future of the Republican Party. “I guess if you have a father-in-law who was president of the United States,” he said, “yeah, you could say you were involved in the state Read More
Celeste Katz has some Read More
In the wake of yesterday’s on-time budget, Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox is out with a statement proclaiming that the G.O.P.’s victories at the ballot box over the last couple of years helped pave the way.
“The extraordinary Republican victories in the 2009 local elections sent a strong message that New Yorkers wanted fiscally responsible Read More
When the Levy Broke
Now that Ed Cox has praised Steve Levy’s governing of Suffolk County, State Democrats are hitting him for being Levy’s “de facto Campaign Chairman” and questioning Cox’s knowledge of Levy’s alleged wrongdoing.
“What did Ed Cox know and when did he know it?” asked State Democratic Executive Director Charlie King in a public Read More
The New York State Republican chairman isn’t apologizing for recruiting Steve Levy into the governor’s race last year, despite Levy’s announcement yesterday he’s settling an investigation by handing over his entire campaign account to a local prosecutor and not seeking another term in office.
“I haven’t had a chance to look at what’s involved,” said Read More
The downfall of Steve Levy is an “embarrassment” to the Republican leaders who wanted him to be their party’s gubernatorial nominee, said one Republican operative.
Yesterday, Levy settled a 16-month investigation into his fund-raising practices by handing over his entire $4 million campaign account to the Suffolk County District Attorney and pledged Read More
Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox released a statement today expressing confidence that the GOP will maintain control of the 26th Congressional district in the seat recently vacated by Chris Lee.
“This is a regrettable situation and it is sad that [Lee] had to resign,” Cox wrote in a press release. “We are fortunate to Read More
New York Republican State Committee Chairman Ed Cox certainly has high hopes, some coming from the most unlikely places.
Cox said he got encouraging news from RNC Chairman Michael Steele after the two appeared at an event last week for Charlie Rangel’s challenger, Michael Faulkner.
“Steele told us that Mr Faulkner–according to his polls, the Read More
New York Republican State Committee Chairman Ed Cox kicked off the formal festivities at the GOP victory party in the Hilton ballroom tonight.
He addressed the crowd of about 150 people briefly, talking about a rising tide of Republican power that will change Albany and Washington D.C.
“My friends, there is one party control in Read More