Jay Jacobs didn’t hear any complaining from the die-hard Democrats who attended President Obama’s $30,800 dinner in Harlem on Tuesday night.
“People can grumble all they want up until the president walks in a room,” said Jacobs, who chairs the state Democratic committee, in addition to being a high-profile party fundraiser. “Believe me, it’s unbelievable Read More
Jay Jacobs, chair of the state Democratic Party, slammed G.O.P gubernatorial nominee Rick Lazio for failing to publicly take a position on the financial regulatory overhaul that just passed Congress.
In a release, he noted that Senate candidate David Malpass and Harry Wilson have stated positions. Both oppose it. Read More
Sean Coffey gave a brief speech at an outdoor reception here in Rye at the State Democrat’s convention, saying he’s glad to have gotten to know so many members of the New York State Democratic Party. Not long ago, he said, he didn’t know any of them.
It’s true, and also is the reason I Read More
Charlie King, who once ran as Andrew Cuomo’s lieutenant governor before running against him for attorney general, was just named the new executive director of the state Democratic Party.
Cuomo is poised to take over the party when he becomes their gubernatorial nominee. Liz says the move gives Cuomo more control Read More
The New York State Democratic Party Chairman, Jay Jacobs, says he’s now going to support Andrew Cuomo for governor. And, at the end of this nine-minute clip, Jacobs tells me he thinks David Paterson still has a future in politics.
“Yeah, I don’t see why not,” Jacobs said. Read More
“Circumstances mount,” said Jay Jacobs, the State Democratic Party chair, by way of explaining David Paterson’s decision not to run for election.
Jacobs was speaking at the press conference where Paterson dropped out of the governor’s race. He said Paterson made the decision at about 5:30 last night.
“I would suspect that there would Read More
It’s not easy being Jay Jacobs, the State Democratic Party chair, appointed to the position by embattled Governor David Paterson.
After Paterson kicked off his campaign Saturday on Long Island–where he repeatedly, in some form or another, called himself the underdog–I asked Jacobs why he’s not supporting a more popular, better-funded Read More
Nobody appreciates David Paterson, according to David Paterson.
At an event this morning at Hofstra University, where he went to law school, the governor officially launched his campaign for election to a full term with a line referring to the recent rampant rumors about his personal life.
“Well, after all you have heard, there’s one Read More
After raging against education groups who had sued him, David Paterson hosted a “modest” holiday reception in Albany last night for county chairs and members of the Democratic State Committee.
The event was held at the State Room on Eagle Street, just down the block from the Capitol, some attendees told me. Paterson and Read More
ALBANY—At the end of his remarks at a holiday fund-raiser last night, David Paterson made a simple declaration: “I am running for governor in 2010.”
“If it doesn’t work out, I’m going to go on The View. They need a little affirmative action on The View,” Paterson said to laughs, according Read More