Rick Lazio has a double-digit lead over both of his Republican opponents, but 40 percent of the GOP say they’re unsure who to support, according to a Quinnipiac poll released this morning.
Also worth mentioning: in head-to-head match-ups, Andrew Cuomo crushes them all.
Among Republicans, Lazio gets 34 percent, while Carl Paladino gets Read More
“It’s tremendous,” the Hon. George Pataki said at a party last year, standing inside a brand-new, 36-foot geodesic dome. It had just been built for a biodegradable plastics company named Perf Go Green, whose board he’d joined the previous spring. There was artificial grass on the ground and music from instruments called the drum orb Read More
Andrew Cuomo leads his two likely Republican opponents, Rick Lazio and Steve Levy, according to a new Siena poll.
On the Republican side, Lazio leads Levy 45 to 16 percent. Lazio’s lead grew to 60 to 19 percent when people were told Levy, a Democrat-turned-Republican County Executive, was a former GOP congressman.
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Rick Lazio is trying to lock up the Republican nomination, announcing today that he has the support of former Governor George Pataki and Rep. Peter King of Long Island.
“Rick Lazio is the best choice for Governor and I am happy to endorse his candidacy,” King said in a public statement.
Lazio and Pataki are Read More
Governor David Paterson is trailing both his likely primary challenger, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, and the likely Republican nominee, Rick Lazio, according to a Sienna poll out today.
Paterson is ridiculously behind Cuomo among Democrats, 22 to 64. Against Lazio, Paterson trails 39 to 46.
Cuomo trounces Lazio 63 to 26.
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ALBANY—The only other governor present for David Paterson’s State of the State speech was George Pataki, a Republican who told me David Paterson was spot on.
“I thought it was exactly the right message,” Pataki told me after the speech before saying hello to some of his former legislative colleagues. “These are times when Read More
“This is a winter of reckoning,” David Paterson told the state legislature this afternoon, “and I come before you today not just to talk of the State of the State, but also for the state of our self-governance–a fragile instrument of our popular will which has become the will to be popular. Look at Read More
ALBANY—Two polls released today attempt to parse Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s political standing, and offer somewhat different findings with the same basic message: she’s not that strong.
The first question pollsters examined was whether the senator could survive a primary—most all of the Democrats who had pondered running against her, including Jon Cooper, have since Read More
Republicans in New York will have something in 2010 that they’ve lacked for years: a real opportunity to win. What they don’t have are candidates.
There’s been talk for at least a year now that Rudy Giuliani or George Pataki (or both) might run for statewide office next year.
In the right race, either of Read More
Can you feel the George Pataki fever? Neither can I. But apparently the former New York governor think he can coax a lot of people into believing in him one last time.
For a while, Pataki has come up as a possible challenger to Kirsten Gillibrand—the appointed senator who has struggled to connect with New Read More