The heads of the Republican and Conservative parties, which are at war with one another over nearly every statewide candidate, made an appearance together at the launch of comptroller candidate Harry Wilson‘s statewide tour today, which took place on the steps of City Hall.
State Republican Chairman Ed Cox and State Conservative Read More
Republicans are ratcheting up their unhappines about state Republican Party chairman Ed Cox over his refusal to get squarely behind G.O.P. gubernatorial candidate Rick Lazio in favor of flirting with Democratic candidate Steve Levy.
Maggie Haberman gets wind of R.N.C. displeasure, and Liz Benjamin got her hands on an angry letter Read More
Here’s the ‘Prince Andrew’ ad hitting Cuomo for not investigating the Working Families Party. It’s by New Yorkers for Growth, which was founded by Ed Cox, John Faso, and, while technically non-partisan, has lots of Republican ties.
The ad goes after Cuomo, but the group’s main target is the W.F.P., who, in turn, released a Read More
Democratic Suffolk County Leader Steve Levy is heading back home from what he considered a rather receptive meeting with the Republican leaders in Albany about his possible run for governor.
“I was invited to come to this meeting. So, obviously there was an interest on their part,” Levy told me in a telephone Read More
ALBANY—David Paterson–Republican hero?
“It seems to me that there’s a question of conscience that’s bothering him, and that’s whether all of the taxes and fees that he’s supported not just in last year’s budget, but also when he was a senator in the minority,” Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos said in a press conference after Read More
ALBANY—Dan Donovan, the Republican district attorney from Staten Island, says he’s “processing” advice and is “exploring” a run for attorney general, should Andrew Cuomo decide he’s not going to seek re-election to the office.
“I’ve sought out the counsel of some people whose opinions I trust,” Donovan told me by phone this Read More
ALBANY—Rick Lazio today announced the support of the Niagara County Republican chairman Mike Norris, a move which is a blow at Chris Collins, county executive in neighboring Erie County, who has made noise about entering a primary against Lazio for the Republican line for governor.
Lazio and Norris appeared together at an Read More
How wide open is the Republican field for governor now that no one is pretending that Rudy Giuliani is running?
So open, it appears, that a former Treasury official under George Bush and senior executive at Lehman Brothers reportedly has the G.O.P. brass excited about a potential bid. Emil Henry, Jr., who currently Read More
Ed Cox is an oracle, or maybe just a particularly effective underminer.
Either way, the new chairman of the Republican State Committee was way ahead of the curve in floating the idea of Rudy Giuliani making a U.S. Senate run against Kirsten Gillibrand in 2010 rather than a run for governor in September. Read More
ALBANY—Is this a shift toward Senator Giuliani?
Ed Cox, the Republican State Committee chairman, has suggested as much. He won the chairmanship over Henry Wojtaszek, who was backed by Giuliani and his surrogates Jake Menges and Tony Carbonetti. (Menges told Liz Benjamin that a Times report Read More