Donald Trump may run into trouble in his own backyard if he does decide to run for president.
Guy Molinari, the former congressman, borough president and longtime Staten Island political powerbroker called the real estate magnate turned reality television star “a son of a bitch–and you can quote me on that” during a brief interview Read More
Guy Molinari, the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit to block Michael Bloomberg’s term-limits extension, has decided to drop out of the appeal, which was filed in federal court today.
“He was the one plaintiff of the 27 who decided he did not want to go ahead with the appeal,” which was filed today in Read More
[img_assist|nid=37|title=Guy Molinari.|desc=Getty Images|link=none|align=right|width=206|height=300]For almost thirty years, Republicans have held onto the 13th Congressional district and this November, with the nomination of Bob Straniere, that run is likely to end.
“Really, just about anybody off the street would have been a better candidate,” said Guy Molinari, a Republican who defeated an incumbent Democrat in 1980 to begin the Read More
The speculation that Rudy Giuliani might try to run for governor in 2010 has one of his earliest supporters pretty excited.
“He’s going to be around again, hopefully as governor," said former Staten Island Borough President Guy Molinari. "It would be a good spot for him.”
While we were on the topic Read More
After hisa press conference on Rudy Giuliani and the presidential race in midtown yesterday, I asked former congressman and Staten Island Borough President Guy Molinari about the Republican Party here in New York.
“We are struggling for survival–that’s how serious it is,” he told me.
To save it, it’s going Read More
Here ‘s former Staten Island Borough President Guy Molinari at a rally today that was seemingly designed to respond to the notion that Rudy Giuliani is running against his hometown (and which was also timed perfectly to coincide with Hillary Clinton’s appearance across town at a women’s event).
The theme was Read More
On the morning of March 1, Mayor Michael Bloomberg restated his political credo and his greatest selling point:
“I’m 63 years old, and I’m not going to spend my life pandering to anybody,” he said.
But as the second election of Mr. Bloomberg’s career approaches on Nov. 2, the Mayor’s stated disdain for politics Read More
Our story this week dwells on the difficulty of running a campaign on the “I’m not a politician” theme while, well, running a campaign.
We can’t really knock Mike for being a politician. If you like him, you want him to win, so you want him to cut the deals and take the Read More
We hate to hit Mike twice in one day on indulging in the pandering, patronage, and politics that he claims to despise. But we didn’t think this one could wait:
The Bloomberg Administration has pretty well purged the mid-level Giuliani loyalists from city government over the last three years, to the delight of Read More
In 1990, Guy Molinari became Staten Island borough president and handed down his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives to his daughter, Susan.
She asked him what to do, and he gave her a single piece of political advice.
“I said, ‘Answer the tough phone calls-always answer the tough ones,’” Mr. Molinari recalled. “The Read More