An attendee at a meeting of top Clinton campaign fund-raisers with Clinton staff this afternoon at Weil, Gotshal & Manges said that there was a fair amount of frustration in the room over the campaign’s handling of the race.
"People are just so resentful and feel the campaign has not fought back effectively," said the Read More
Two Hillary items not to miss:
The Washington Posts’s disclosure yesterday of the fact that Harold Ickes is setting up what amounts to a parallel Democratic Party to the one run by Howard Dean (whom they obviously don’t trust), using George Soros’s money for one of those fancy voter databses that some credit Read More
My typos and Ben’s absence have angered the spirits who control The Politicker. Thankfully, Nicole and tech guru Jake Brooks have brought peace back to the site.
Unfortunately, there are still some hard feelings (or bugs in the system, whichever explanation you prefer). So for now comments and track backs are not available. Sorry.
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We’ve heard a bit of muttering lately on the, er, slightly superficial question of Freddy’s facial hair. When, we were asked, was the last time New York elected a mayor with a moustache?
The results of our extensive research aren’t encouraging for the former Bronx Borough President. The last mustachioed mayor, Read More
Let’s just get this out of the way now: She’s running.
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton has a re-election campaign in front of her in 2006, but as far as many around her are concerned, the train has already departed for a destination two years farther out-the Presidency.
“She is going to focus on going for Read More
New York’s two political giants, Hillary Clinton and Rudy Giuliani, seemed for a moment after November’s election to be moving on parallel tracks toward their respective parties’ Presidential nominations in 2008. If anything, America’s Mayor had the straighter shot, while Mrs. Clinton’s prospective candidacy would have to deal with the legions of Hillary haters in Read More
As Democrats continue to ponder the wreckage of Campaign 2004, Harold Ickes Jr., a confidant of Bill and Hillary Clinton, says he may run for chairman of the Democratic National Committee-a post that would make him the face of the party for the next four years.
During an interview with The Observer in his Washington, Read More
A top Democratic strategist is criticizing a central theme of Senator John Kerry’s campaign for President: populist attacks on “special interests.”
Harold Ickes, the combative operative who steered Bill Clinton’s 1996 re-election campaign, took exception to the trademark appeal of one of Mr. Kerry’s top advisers, Bob Shrum.
“I don’t think the ‘special interest’ Read More
Carl McCall’s sparsely furnished campaign office on Park Avenue South has been a pretty gloomy place recently. The candidate and his staff have been spending much of their time explaining to supporters and wary donors that all those negative press reports and depressed poll numbers aren’t really what they seem.
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No doubt about it, the Hillary Express appears to be running smoothly at last. In the polls, Hillary Rodham Clinton has begun to rise. In the press, she has begun to shine. In the flesh, she has begun to step out of the shell around her more embattled self and have a little fun: On Read More