DENVER—Looks like the Durst Organization will wait another day to pour cocktails for New York politicians.
The real estate development firm just sent out an email saying it will no longer co-host an event at a Denver pub this afternoon with political consulting firm Global Strategy Group.
The culprit? Lobbying laws.
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Councilman Domenic Recchia has kept a low profile since the congressman he is trying to unseat, Vito Fossella, got arrested for driving drunk.
But when political consultant Jefrey Pollock prefaced remarks about Fossella on NY1 last night by saying he’s working for Recchia’s campaign, that was news.
Pollock is president of Global Strategy Read More
Democratic consultant Bill Lynch, who has been giving advice to incoming Governor David Paterson, was hanging out this morning outside the executive chambers on the second floor of the Capitol.
I asked Lynch about reports that people are coming out of the woodwork to ask Paterson for favors and jobs.
Lynch said he Read More
After two and a half years in the hardest job in New York politics, Risa Heller is leaving government to work for Pollock, Silvan and company at the Global Strategy Group.
Which should give her a decent opportunity to put the skills she learned from her Read More
Martha Stark got the vote of at least one senate Republican.
Global Strategy Group just hired one of Eliot Spitzer’s top campaign aides, Ryan Toohey.
Is there some flexibility in Rudy Giuliani’s position on partial birth abortion?
Rick Carlin has notes on Albany’s idea of ethnic Read More
Jeffrey Plaut, partner at Global Strategy Group, will join the campaign team of 11th congressional district candidate, Senator Carl Andrews. Another of Plaut’s clients is running for governor.
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Yesterday’s item on adman David Doak‘s all-but-official departure from the Ferrer campaign prompted a funny pair of responses: firm denials from the campaign that Doak is out, and also a number of tips as to who will replace him.
The likely choice is apparently a respected Madison Avenue guy who Read More
On Feb. 4, the Reverend Joe Mattera got a call from WMCA, the popular New York Christian radio station. The host was looking for his comment on a State Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage.
Mr. Mattera, a trim 46-year-old with a thick Brooklyn accent, didn’t like what he heard, so he dashed Read More