The Public Advocate just repaid the city four years’ worth of reimbursements for using a city employee as a chauffeur.
The Times takes a look at a loan program plagued with fraud while Andrew Cuomo was HUD secretary.
Spitzer wants to boost the level of school aid the city Read More
Christopher Callaghan is kicking off a statewide bus tour starting Wednesday that will take him to “all corners of the state by election day,” according to his campaign.
It’s unclear where exactly Callaghan’s “Tax-Less Express” will be stopping, but the idea is to get the least-known Republican running this year in front of as many Read More
At an event yesterday at which Christopher Callaghan was endorsed by Staten Island Republicans, most of the officials focused on Callaghan’s discovery of Alan Hevesi’s chauffeur scandal.
Most of them.
When Rep. Vito Fossella endorsed Chris Callaghan, the congressman, who a few months ago was found to have misused campaign funds on Read More
Eliot Spitzer just revoked his endorsement of Alan Hevesi.
“Recent developments in the Comptroller’s race are deeply troubling,” said Spitzer in a statement. “The outcome of the Ethics Commission investigation presents information that compromises Alan Hevesi’s ability to fulfill his responsibilities.”
“J. Christopher Callaghan’s experience and substantive positions lead me to believe he Read More
Alan Hevesi’s campaignis an expensive one, with all the trappings you’d expect of statewide incumbent’s reelection effort.
Christopher Callaghan, by comparison, has been a bare-bones effort.
But now, the Republicans, probably sensing an opportunity in light of the chauffeur scandal, are rallying to bolster his stretch-run effort.
Senate Majority Leader Joe Read More
So Alan Hevesi is going to debate comptroller opponent Christopher Callaghan after all.
It’ll take place tomorrow on NY1 at 7 p.m., with Dominic Carter moderating.
Any guesses as to the rationale of Hevesi’s timing?
– Azi Paybarah
The folks at The Poughkeepsie Journal sure are lucky. They scheduled their editorial board meeting with Alan Hevesi right after the chauffeur scandal broke, according to the editorial page editor, John Penney.
“It was one of the first questions we asked him,” Penney told me yesterday.
Hevesi’s opponent, Christopher Callaghan, just Read More
Voters don’t care much about Alan Hevesi’s chauffeur scandal, but what about the donors?
According to Hevesi’s 32-day pre-general election filing, he’s raised more than $70,000 in contributions from individuals and corporations since the story broke on Sept. 22. His bow-tied opponent, Christopher Callaghan, got more than half of his $35,163 Read More
The Newsday blog has a nice dispatch from the meeting of the NY Association of Counties in Lake George, featuring a jaunty Christopher Callaghan – the GOP’s new, post-Pirro Great Hope for 2006 – and a contrite Alan Hevesi.
Callaghan: “It’s great to be among good honest folk and away from Albany, city Read More
With control over $129 billion in pension funds, budget oversight and audit functions at stake, you’d think that New York Republicans would be itching to take out the state’s Democratic comptroller, Alan Hevesi.
You’d be wrong.
With fewer than eight months before Election Day, Republicans have barely begun to think about why they Read More