Hillary Clinton and a number of other female public officials recalled Geraldine Ferraro as a path-breaking icon and a fierce fighter for her family and her favored causes at a memorial service in Midtown Manhattan this morning among hundreds of her friends and family.
“She is seen correctly as paving the way for my political career Read More
She was a New Yorker, of course, of the only-in kind, a feisty, confident woman who had no problem telling a vice president of the United States where to stick it. Geraldine Ferraro was a formidable woman and a historic political figure who won a victory a generation ago for every American woman who has Read More
Geraldine Ferraro: Obama said, “Sasha and Malia will grow up in a more equal America because of the life Geraldine Ferraro chose to live.” [Jonathan Lemire]
Geraldine Ferraro: “[She] emboldened women across the country to seek public office and helped lay the groundwork for Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential candidacy.” [Beth Fouhy and Jay Read More
You don’t have to like Steve Israel to respect the bold and risky move he’s apparently on the verge of making.
The fifth-term Long Island congressman, to believe reports that are now leaking out all over, will soon declare his candidacy for the 2010 Democratic Senate nomination, Read More
As John Liu’s kick off announcement for city comptroller was coming to an end yesterday, supporters of Melinda Katz, the only woman in the race, handed out this letter touting the support she has.
Letter-signers include Geraldine Ferraro, Representative Yvette Clarke, several City Council members, and even a district leader Read More
With a decision from the governor just days away, the list of prominent feminist types who have declared support for Caroline Kennedy to fill Hillary Clinton’s Senate seat is a short one. The best-known are probably New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, 79-year-old Representative Louise Slaughter and former Kennedy White House correspondent Helen Thomas. Read More
Tim Kaine’s stock as a potential running-mate for Barack Obama has dropped markedly in the last day, with the news that Mark Warner, Kaine’s predecessor as Virginia’s governor, will be the keynote speaker at the convention in Denver.
The thinking, widely repeated in the media Read More
Leonore Blitz, a bundler for Barack Obama and an advocate for women in politics, called to say she is picking up on what she considers a disturbing vibe among Democratic women in the New York business community: supporters of Hillary Clinton are considering voting for John McCain over Obama.
"I’ve been sensing an undercurrent Read More
Geraldine Ferraro, who severed her formal ties with the Hillary Clinton campaign after saying Barack Obama wouldn’t be where he is if he wasn’t black, is still a sought-after political draw in some circles.
Ferraro will be a featured guest at Carolyn Maloney’s May 12 fund-raiser at the Princeton Club.
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