So, what does appointing Richard Ravitch as lieutenant governor do for David Paterson’s re-election prospects next year?
Political consultant Joe Mercurio thinks it doesn’t help.
In an email, Mercurio said, “Richard Ravitch is a public servant who could not get elected mayor in NYC when he ran, and is not well known outside the city, Read More
ALBANY—Lawmakers are scheduled to meet in Albany for 13 more days before the close of this year's legislative session, and David Paterson is hoping to do it all.
"I would say that the one that we're here to discuss today would be a priority," Paterson said Tuesday, announcing a restructuring of ethics oversight, when Read More
As the 2009 mayoral campaign draws closer, Anthony Weiner, the intense, rail-thin Brooklyn congressman, is playing it suspiciously cool.
After having spent much of last year outside New York as a presidential-campaign surrogate for Hillary Clinton, he has remained immersed in Washington issues, getting into the news most recently for his role in procuring Read More
At a cocktail party attended by Democratic elected officials and operatives on the evening of December 18 at Josie Wood's Pub on Waverly Place, political consultant Joseph Mercurio was enjoying a glass of merlot when a former associate and supporter of Andrew Cuomo approached to make some small talk. Before long, the discussion turned Read More
At a cocktail party attended by Democratic elected officials and operatives on the evening of December 18 at Josie Wood’s Pub on Waverly Place, political consultant Joseph Mercurio was enjoying a glass of merlot when a former associate and supporter of Andrew Cuomo approached to make some small talk. Before long, the discussion turned to Read More
When you’re running a campaign by bashing partisanship and the status quo, losing a fight in Albany can be like a win. At least that’s one theory about the potential impact of the congestion pricing fight on Michael Bloomberg’s national ambitions.
While talks are continuing, the plan is, at best, on Read More
I was looking through Andrew Cuomo’s final campaign finance statement from the attorney general race — that’s what politics nerds do in their spare time — and one figure that jumped out at me was the $250,000 that Cuomo still owes for television ads.
It seemed, at least, to show that the Cuomo people Read More
In the days before yesterday’s election, The Politicker asked a number of people who work in and around politics to predict the outcome. Many preferred not to (cowards!) but a couple dozen went along with the admittedly silly exercise.
There was a bit of a wisdom of crowds result here: the median prediction, as it Read More
The story just won’t die.
Joe Mercurio just emailed out copies of correspondence between him and the Fields campaign. The mid-March emails include .pdfs of the infamous flier, and the correspondence — from Mercurio to top Fields aides and to Fields’ own AOL account — indicate Virginia could have seen before and after Read More
This won’t be my last post on today’s campaign flap. But I couldn’t help noting that someone in the comments section dug this up off Joe Mercurio’s Web site:
“Say goodbye to boring photos of politicians lined up in a row smiling at the camera. We know how to create attention-grabbing action Read More