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
So here’s a new wrinkle in the guessing game of who will replace Stephen Minarik as state Republican chair.
Along with the usually mentioned names – Nassau County Leader Joe Mondello, President Nixon’s son-in-law Ed Cox, and Joe Bruno’s aide Ed Lurie – comes another one from a Republican consultant who swears it’s not a Read More
From Ed Cox:
“Last month, on behalf of many Republican county chairmen, State Chairman Minarik asked me to consider restarting my campaign. I have been honored by these and other renewed expressions of support from many county and state GOP leaders and other New Yorkers.
“However, after careful consideration of the circumstances and conditions Read More
Doing a Pirro-ette
Jeanine Pirro has been around New York politics for a couple of decades. So it’s hard to figure out exactly why she decided to take on U.S. Democratic Senator Hillary Clinton in next year’s election. Were Ms. Pirro a relative newcomer, her decision could be ascribed to naïveté. But Jeanine Pirro, after Read More
If Jeanine goes, and Republicans can’t talk Ed Cox back into the race (he seems, understandably, to want them to ask very nicely), Hillary’s likely challenger is a man whom, did he not exist, Ann Lewis might have had to invent: former Yonkers Mayor Spencer, and in a campaign already characterized by hysterical fundraising pleas Read More
Governor Pataki, the last defender of the ground zero Freedom Center, pulled the plug today, citing “controversy.”
On the political front, this frees Jeanine Pirro and Ed Cox from their uncomfortable position to the left of Hillary Clinton. She had freely denounced it while they, bound to Pataki, held back.
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Jeanine may have her sights trained on Hillary, but Ed Cox and John Spencer won’t cede the Republican nomination without a fight.
The AP reports that Spencer just cut a televsion ad, which will run on cable starting next week. For now you can see it here. The ad bashes Jeanine Read More
So can Ed Cox keep his hand in this race? Or does Pirro steamroll him?
He clearly plans to hang in, perhaps hoping the endless airing of “where’s page 10″ and the like will dampen her appeal.
Cox’s spokesman, Tom Basile, just sent out this statement:
“Partial-birth abortion is a serious Read More
In the latest in a string of process-related announcements, Ed Cox will be rolling out an exploratory committee on Wednesday for his Senate challenge to Hillary Clinton.
The advisory didn’t say who would actually be exploring the possibility of putting Richard Nixon’s son-in-law in the Senate, but the M.C. named for Wednesday’s event at Read More
The extended courtship between Hillary and the New York Post is a wonder to behold. She has always given their reporters extraordinary access, and the tenor of their coverage has softened accordingly.
Now in an editorial yesterday and a column today, the paper is laying the groundwork for a Hillary endorsement Read More