One more thing about the point Jake Menges raised in his affidavit, alleging that Debi Rose got an unfair advantage when received discounted help from the Working Families Party.
Menges, a political operative who worked for Rudy Giuliani, wrote to the court that “in my years as a political consultant, I have Read More
Over the weekend, Michael Bloomberg put himself on the international stage with a one-day trip to Israel, where he met with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, and distributed dolls to children injured by the week-old conflict between Israel and Hamas.
It was his first trip to Israel in two Read More
As of this morning, Frank Padavan's lead over Democratic challenger Jim Gennaro is down to 474 votes, according to Gennaro's spokesman Evan Stavisky.
That's down from a 502-vote lead Padavan had yesterday.
"Frank Padavan’s vote-leads continue to plummet faster than the Dow under George Bush," he said.
Democrats and Republicans are at the Read More
State Senator Frank Padavan was first elected to office 35 years ago, and his Republican conference has been in the majority for nearly the entire time. But if his 723-vote lead over Democratic challenger Jim Gennaro holds steady through next week's official count, Padavan will, for the first time in a long time, Read More
Democrat Jim Gennaro trails by 723 votes, but he isn’t conceding to Republican State Senator Frank Padavan of Queens–he's waiting for the recount.
Gennaro’s spokesman and consultant says he's grateful that it's going to paper ballots, because it validates the race–which he says many didn't think would be competitive.
“When I was Read More
Many city Democrats are heading out to Denver in the next few days, but not Mike McMahon.
A spokesman for the councilman from Staten Island, who is the party and New York Times-backed candidate in the 13th District Congressional race, said he’ll be campaigning in the district instead.
McMahon’s chances in the race Read More
Here are some more reactions from the big Democratic victory in last night’s special election, which cut the Republican majority in the state Senate down to one seat.
Roger Stone: “A coup in the Senate would be a power-grab but Malcolm Smith might find he doesn’t have all the Democrats. Remember the Read More
Dan Squadron is 28 years old, has never held a public office, and has already raised $205,153.33 in his bid to challenge 30-year incumbent Marty Connor for a state Senate seat, according to the most recent campaign filings.
Connor’s numbers haven’t been posted online yet, but I’m told he’s raised less Read More
Last night I emailed a few people to ask who the real winners and losers were from yesterday’s elections.
Here’s some of what they said.
Joseph Mercurio:”The losers are the people who complicated an election where Democrats would have continued to pick up seats throughout the state by aggressively Read More
Here is a one-minute interview with Assemblyman-elect Micah Kellner circa 11 p.m. last night after giving his victory speech to supporters at a bar on Second Avenue. He says it’s great to be a 28-year-old heading into public office, hopes to vote for a gay marriage bill, and wants to block development of a Read More