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
Now that Ron Lauder is on board with a third Bloomberg term, the mayor has cleared a major hurdle for another bid, but there are a few details he would need to work out.
Unlike during his two previous mayoral campaigns, Bloomberg is no longer a member of any political party. If he Read More
At John McCain’s town hall forum last night, he was asked whether third party candidates should participate in presidential debates with him and Barack Obama.
The question came from Frank Morano, the outspoken Independence Party activist. And just as Morano was asking the question, Fox News cut to commercial (conspiracy!).
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The Independence Party interviews for congressional candidates eyeing Vito Fossella’s seat were supposed to take place last night, but got postponed because of what one organizer called a “logistical problem.”
That organizer, Frank Morano, a member of the party’s state executive committee, said the interviews have been rescheduled for 6:45 p.m. on Thursday, at Read More
Here’s what I’ve heard so far about who might run for Vito Fossella’s seat now that the congressman has said he is staying in office but not seeking re-election.
A spokesman for Democratic City Councilman Domenic Recchia of Brooklyn, the best-funded challenger, said he’s still in the race, despite some rumblings Read More
Here’s a little more evidence of how frenzied things are getting in Staten Island, now that Representative Vito Fossella’s seat might be up for grabs in the fall.
Yesterday I reported that, according to Independence Party state executive committee member Frank Morano, the I.P. is interviewing candidates for Fossella’s seat on May 25. Read More
The Staten Island chapter of the Independence Party, which supported recently arrested Republican Congressman Vito Fossella in 2006, is interviewing “all prospective candidates” who want to seek their endorsement this year.
Interviews will take place on May 25, according to Frank Morano, an executive committee member of the New York State Independence Party.
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So, Michael Bloomberg usually appears on WABC on Friday mornings with John Gambling, who was fired last week. Gambling’s replacement, Curtis Sliwa, is going to have a national show soon, and although he says he wants Bloomberg as a recurring guest, in this clip from Bloomberg’s Q&A with reporters, Bloomberg says his Read More
Here’s the entertaining Frank Morano, an Independence Party activist, outside City Hall, rooting for Michael Bloomberg to run for president, and explaining why his friend Curtis Sliwa can’t be Bloomberg’s vice presidential candidate. Read More
Frank Morano, a local Independence Party activist who is perhaps best-known for encouraging Lindsay Lohan to run for public advocate (it was before her D.U.I.s), does not think the rise of John McCain spells the end of Michael Bloomberg’s presidential ambitions.
Morano made his case in an email to me earlier this Read More