Representative Greg Meeks told reporters on Saturday that nobody mentioned Andrew Cuomo during the closed-door meeting Al Sharpton held with black and Latino elected officials to discuss David Paterson.
“There was no discussion of any candidate,” Meeks said. They only discussed how to proceed with a progressive agenda, he told reporters.
Meeks also said Read More
Brian Simon, a long-time aide to Rep. Greg Meeks, has left for a new job with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.
Simon will be Gillibrand’s deputy state director, according to a spokesman for Gillibrand who confirmed the hiring. Simon once considered running for City Council, but backed out after term limits were extended.
His departure from Read More
ALBANY—After receiving a standing ovation in Brooklyn during a “community conversation” there last week, David Paterson will travel this week to St. Albans for a similar forum.
These events represent Paterson trying to shore himself up with a critical constituency–African-Americans from the five boroughs. This event will be held at the St. Albans Read More
I and a few other reporters were looking forward to attending Greg Meeks’ event tonight in Queens, where the list of honored guests includes Patrick Gaspard, the House aide whose reported attempt to convince David Paterson not to run in 2010 caused such chaos recently.
Gaspard, who is working on a health care Read More
ALBANY—Representative Greg Meeks is downplaying the severity of the message White House officials sent to David Paterson–which was revealed in newspapers Sunday–and his role in relaying it.
"In conversations that I've had with several members of the administration, there were concerns," Meeks said last night on Capital Tonight. "Some of those concerns I Read More
Here’s Councilman Charles Barron defending David Paterson from the White House’s efforts to get him out of next year’s governor’s race.
“First of all, I don’t think Barack Obama is that stupid,” Barron said. “He knows that is not something you say at this point, or at all.”
Barron also said, “Mind your business, Barack.” Read More
ALBANY—Senate Democratic Leader John Sampson was in the thick of things today, shaking hands with the president and exchanging a brief pleasantry. He was reportedly dining Friday evening with David Paterson and Representative Greg Meeks when the news that the White House wanted Paterson to step aside was delivered. Sampson sat between Paterson and Read More
Here’s an invitation for Representative Greg Meeks’ annual congressional award gala on October 2 in Queens. Among the honorees is Patrick Gaspard, Obama’s political director.
Both Meeks and Gaspard are reported to have carried the message from Barack Obama to David Paterson telling him not to run next year.
The event is Read More
As part of her continuing effort to become primary-proof, Kirsten Gillibrand announced on the steps of City Hall today the support of two more Democratic members of Congress, Ed Towns and Nydia Velazquez.
"I'm extremely grateful," said Gillibrand, as she stood flanked by the two representatives in front of four reporters and one television Read More
Asked who was going to carry the torch for Harlem as the old political guard enters obsolescence, Governor David Paterson responded, as is his wont, with a joke.
As he walked out of a St. Patrick’s Day breakfast at St. Bart’s church on 51st Street on March 17, Mr. Paterson told The Observer, “Somebody once Read More