Al Sharpton had just stepped out of a meeting with Barack Obama.
It was January 2007, and he was down in the Obama Senate office during a trip to Washington to meet with a number of Democratic presidential contenders. Mr. Obama had been almost uncannily pitch-perfect, Mr. Sharpton thought, hitting every talking Read More
A reader in the comments section tried connecting a few dots between Michael Bloomberg’s former consultants at Knickerbocker SKD and the role some key players in the term-limits debate are playing, including Christine Quinn and the powerful union 1199 SEIU.
It’s speculative stuff, but here’s what we know: Bloomberg, Read More
Crain’s published its list yesterday of the 100 most influential women in New York City business.
Topping the list in the Power 25 category were the head of the teacher’s union, Randi Weingarten, and powerhouse lobbyist Jennifer Cunningham.
Also honored were Read More
Echoing a tactic employed by Eliot Spitzer’s opponents during the primary and general campaigns for governor, 1199 SEIU consultant Jennifer Cunningham has just put out a statement challenging him to offer specifics about his plan to expand coverage of uninsured New Yorkers.
“A month after the Governor proposed his Executive Budget, we’re still waiting for Read More
Hillary Clinton spoke privately to a gay political organization today.
Hillary is ahead in Joe Biden’s home state.
Michael Cooper has more details about Eliot Spitzer’s fight over health care spending and notes 1199 consultant Jennifer Cunningham’s response: “We’re not crybabies.”
There’s a small residency question about Read More
After getting blasted by Eliot Spitzer this morning, 1199 consultant Jennifer Cunningham and Greater New York Hospital Association President Ken Raske defended claims they made in television commercials opposing the governor’s proposed health care spending cuts.
– Azi Paybarah Read More
Jennifer Cunningham, the influential executive vice president from 1199 SEIU who was an integral part of Andrew Cuomo’s attorney general campaign, has just joined the Knickerbocker SKD consulting firm.
Cunningham will be working alongside Josh Isay, who worked on Cuomo’s 2002 gubernatorial race, as well as Micah Lasher and Stefan Friedman, among others.
The firm Read More
Jason and I have arrived!
We were greeted on the second floor by a cash bar. “Premium brands”
are 13 dollars. “Name brand drinks” are 11.75. Apparently it gets free-er later, which is good: Glenn Thrush is thirsty! The Bloomberg inauguration (also held here!) was the watermark in political parties.
After a primary election almost entirely devoid of suspense, Eliot Spitzer crushed Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi in the Democratic primary for Governor by a four-to-one margin, setting the stage for an unequal general-election battle with Republican John Faso in November.
Hillary Clinton won her primary contest against anti-war protest challenger Jonathan Tasini by a Read More
Jennifer Cunningham, 1199′s resident policy wonk and mover-shaker, has said that the union is prepared to file a lawsuit against Governor Pataki should he block spending increases written into the State Legislature’s budget. We guess this means the long, tortured, tit-for-tat love affair between 1199 and Mr. Pataki is officially over. Call it Read More