Good details from Paul Schindler:
What Socarides and others described was nothing less than a full-tilt effort, led by a popular new governor, to win marriage equality before the Legislature adjourns in June. At a LGBT Community Center forum on March 10, which included Socarides and three other participants in the Albany meeting, Read More
Lew Fidler, who’s in his third term as a councilman in Brooklyn, had a pretty impressive fund-raiser last Thursday, stirring some speculation about what he’s is planning to do next.
The event was packed. Money poured in. Oh, and it happened on the same night as a fund-raiser held by Democratic County Leader Vito Lopez, Read More
Since the story about her aides channeling money into fake organizations broke, Christine Quinn has stressed that said aides were under direct orders for her not to do so. (She also says she knew about the practice of putting money aside, but not about the phantom organizations).
In her initial Read More
Emily Giske may be facing an uprising in the State Democratic Committee’s Reform Caucus.
An email sent over from a reader shows Bob Ginsberg, a member of the committee, trying to pressure Giske out of the party’s leadership. Giske is a well-connected lobbyist with Bolton St. John.
(This is not the first time 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
Not since the days when George Washington Plunkitt represented the West Side in the State Senate has that politically active neighborhood been associated with establishment Democratic politics. For decades, the West Side seemed to pride itself on its absolute political purity—and its utter lack of political muscle.
That was the old West Side. Welcome to Read More