Harold Ford Jr. was reportedly set to meet the Independence Party’s state chairman Frank MacKay on March 3 to discuss running on the party’s line for U.S. Senate.
Which is quite a turnaround from how Ford felt about the party two weeks ago. After a speech in Albany on Valentine’s Day, Ford was Read More
From the story I wrote with Eliot Brown this week about the Independence Party, which is looking beyond 2010, and hoping to get past that Ross Perot problem:
The highlight of Mr. MacKay’s new standing will come in early July, when he hopes to conduct a few private screenings of a 48-minute documentary showing Read More
It’s been two years since the chairman of the New York State Independence Party, Frank MacKay, cut his hair and removed his earrings. At the time, he was traveling around the country, trying to lay the groundwork for a potential presidential campaign, and he realized that he’d be taken more seriously if he looked less Read More
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand met with the head of the state’s Independence Party for more than an hour and 40 minutes this weekend, the party leader said, calling it a “getting to know you” opportunity.
The chairman, Frank MacKay, said “she spoke and did very well” and that it was a “great lunch.”
The event took Read More
ALBANY—Steve Levy—a third party candidate for governor?
Since announcing this weekend he has created an exploratory committee to consider a gubernatorial run, the Suffolk County executive and his aides have ruled out no scenario—not a primary against David Paterson for the Democratic nomination, not a bid for the Republican line, not any other Read More
ALBANY—Dan Donovan, the Republican district attorney from Staten Island, says he’s “processing” advice and is “exploring” a run for attorney general, should Andrew Cuomo decide he’s not going to seek re-election to the office.
“I’ve sought out the counsel of some people whose opinions I trust,” Donovan told me by phone this afternoon. Read More
ALBANY—The chairman of the Jefferson County Independence Party just called to say he’s now backing Doug Hoffman, the Conservative Party’s nominee to replace John McHugh in Congress, even as his party’s line will list Republican Dede Scozzafava.
“Dede’s been kind of following with the president: the stimulus, and earmarks. If you haven’t got any Read More
Michael Bloomberg told a room full of Independence Party activists that he wants to see nonpartisan elections "as much as you do" but added, " We have to see a road map before we start marching again."
Bloomberg spoke to New York City Independence Party leaders for about 30 minutes in midtown this afternoon, Read More
“Certainly no one is hoping for a recession," said Frank MacKay, the chairman of the Independence Party of America when he called me just now from the road in Charlotte, North Carolina. "But, a recession I think would set up even a more fertile ground for a Bloomberg presidency.”
“That’s my own Read More
“I was in 26 states in the last 76 days,” Frank MacKay, chairman of the Independence Party of America, said in a phone interview at 11 p.m. last night while driving through Alabama. “Every single state that I’ve been in, we’re talking ballot access.”
MacKay’s travels highlight why he won a major Read More