Last fall, Bradley Tusk helped engineer Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s reelection–a race that campaign insiders insist was superlatively run, despite the surprisingly narrow margin of victory. Since then, Mr. Tusk has quietly emerged as the preferred adviser for the candidates and causes closest to the mayor’s heart.
Over the past several months, Mr. Tusk orchestrated Read More
ALBANY—I crashed a conference call that Governor Ed Rendell of Pennsylvania held to discuss a World Series bet he made with David Paterson: two fans of the winning team will get a free trip to the losing city, meaning once the Yankees win, two New Yorkers will be treated to free meals and Read More
Michael Bloomberg will appear on Meet the Press this Sunday, his spokesman confirmed.
This comes as Bloomberg and others head to Washington to ask the president for money to help rebuild the nation’s infrastructure.
Bloomberg will appear on the show with Ed Rendell and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Read More
There really shouldn't be any way out of the political mess in which Arlen Specter finds himself.
For decades, he's irked his party's conservative base with one high-profile apostasy after another. But he's also made sure to throw just enough bones their way to prevent an intraparty uprising from toppling him—as when he beat back, Read More
With a run-off in Georgia set for Tuesday and a lengthy recount still ongoing in Minnesota, not all of this year’s Senate races have been resolved. And yet it is a contest that won’t even take place for two years that has arguably stirred the most interest this past week.
For months, it’s been obvious Read More
The combination of Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire should give Barack Obama the presidency. The reason: Pennsylvania and New Hampshire were the only two Kerry ’04 states that John McCain was seriously contesting. He has now lost them both, giving Obama a lock on 252 electoral votes (the number won by Kerry in 2004). Add Read More
In Philadelphia this weekend, Governor Ed Rendell and Mayor Michael Nutter professed themselves utterly unimpressed with John McCain and Sarah Palin’s personal attacks on Barack Obama.
"I have, like, zero interest in Sarah Palin," said Nutter, speaking to a scrum of reporters after an Obama event in Vernon Park. "You know people Read More
PHILADELPHIA—In an effort to boost voter turnout in the all-important battleground state of Pennsylvania, Barack Obama held four separate rallies on the afternoon of Oct. 11 in which he sought to connect with largely black audiences on economic grounds.
At each event, Obama was introduced by Governor Ed Rendell, who plainly laid out the campaign’s Read More
DENVER—Michael Nutter, the young, brainy, African-American mayor of Philadelphia, took a chance during the Democratic primary season. He vocally supported Hillary Clinton against Barack Obama, the candidate with whom he shares many qualities—and the overwhelming preference, as it turned out, of his constituents. He explained his decision by citing the Clintons’ track record of delivering Read More
DENVER–Less than a day after the Democratic Party nominated Barack Obama as its candidate for President, two of Hillary Clinton’s strongest supporters held a private meeting with top donors to talk about some close-to-the-ground methods of improving his performance in the critical swing states of Ohio and Pennsylvania.
“It was a mix of Obama Read More