More on the political stakes in the Joe Lieberman race: Eve Kessler writes in the Forward about nervousness that “thousands of hawkish Jewish Democrats who see the Connecticut lawmaker as their standard-bearer will either abandon the party or sit out the November election.”
She quotes Lieberman ally and Democratic fundraiser Michael Granoff blaming bloggers Read More
Hats off to Eve Kessler, a political reporter at the Forward who is moving on to the New York Post. Kessler is smart and on it. For instance, here she reported that Rhode Island Republican Senator Lincoln Chafee faces a primary challenge from Cranston mayor Stephen Laffey, who is backed by members of Read More
Our legal reporter, Anna Schneider-Mayerson, has a must-read about the odd relationship between the job of Attorney General and the lawyering experience of the people who want it.
So who are these people? Can the office of the Attorney General, presently held by a man whom some have called the most important politician Read More
It took this one a little while to pop, but Chuck Schumer is now taking heat for something he told the Observer a couple of weeks ago:
“Let’s say skinheads had bought a company to take over our port,” he said when asked if there was a racist edge to criticism of the Dubai Read More
Eve Kessler reports that Russ Feingold, playing wildly against type, will be speaking taking his message to Brooklyn Saturday at a “funky little synagogue” in Park Slope.
The Politicker is told that Rabbi Milton Balkany, a prolific political fundraiser before his legal problems, is back in the game: Earlier this week, Balkany hosted a gathering a fund-raiser at his Borough Park home for none other than Senator Joe Lieberman.
A photo of the Senator and the disgraced rabbi Read More
The Forward’s Eve Kessler asks under that heading: “Isn’t it interesting, the two GOP Senate candidates being dumped this week happen to be Jeanine Pirro and Katherine Harris, both not-very-good pols with a penchant for too much mascara?”
I look into how long it’s been since Hillary set foot in the Granite State (long time!), why, and whether it matters.
Jess Bruder profiles a dignified John Faso.
Eve Kessler finds out what Conservative Party officials are thinking about the GOP’s choices, and prints some unfriendly words for Pirro and Weld. Read More
We have a primary round-up, along with:
Eve Kessler’s take on Mike Gianaris;
And Tom Scocca’s Freedom Walk.
We’ll be updating The Politicker a bit less regularly today, as we recover from primary night and wait for a hard vote count.
Responding, perhaps, to the low literacy rates among Jews, the Bloomberg campaign provided the Jewish press a pre-written article on his trip to the Catskills.
The Forward’s Eve Kessler reprints the story, and takes offense:
“In case we in the ‘Jewish media’ don’t write our own stories, the Bloomberg campaign helpfully has sent Read More