ALBANY—Add another voice to the list of Republicans calling for the immediate resignation of Joe Mondello as chair of the state party: State Senator Marty Golden.
"He should get out. It's time for him to step aside," Golden told me by phone, after expressing similar sentiments on Fred Dicker's radio show Read More
ALBANY—Assemblyman Jim Tedisco said there is no one to blame but himself for losing a Congressional bid that, by general consensus, was very winnable for a Republican candidate against the all-but-unknown Democrat Scott Murphy.
"I think, any time you lose an election it's basically the candidate's fault," Read More
ALBANY—Assembly Minority Leader Jim Tedisco will be the Republican candidate to succeed Kirsten Gillibrand in Congress, he announced this afternoon.
"Assemblyman Jim Tedisco is going to be the same type of fighter for all of the people," he said outside the Capitol this afternoon, according to Kyle Hughes of
David Paterson has yet to call Read More
ALBANY—The former executive director of Family Planning Advocates has joined the staff of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips in the government relations department.
JoAnn Smith left the advocacy group this fall, and landed with Manatt, according to sources in the lobbying world and the firm's website.
It's the latest case of major Read More
A major city Republican operative I spoke to earlier speculated that probably the best candidate to take over the State Republican Party is John Faso, the 2006 gubernatorial candidate, who also ran for state comptroller in 2002, and was the Assembly Republican Leader for years before that.
But appearing on Talk1300 with Read More
John McCain and Sarah Palin will be in town for an October 14 fund-raiser at the Hyatt Hotel, according to email sent by local supporter John Faso, the 2006 Republican gubernatorial candidate.
It costs $1,000 to get in the door, and for $25,000, donors can attend a private dinner with McCain, “including photo opportunity.” Read More
Republican pollster Frank Luntz just finished a closed-door breakfast meeting with the New York and Wisconsin delegations here at the Marriott Hotel.
Representative Peter King of Long Island gave me a brief sketch of what Luntz said, specifically about Sarah Palin.
"Don’t get distracted by what the media asks,” King said. “Stress that she’s a Read More
Bill O’Reilly, the Republican spokesman, is leaving the communication firm he founded nine years to join a firm headed by former Rudy Giuliani aides George Lence and Cristyne Nicholas.
O’Reilly’s Midtown-based firm had lately specialized in Republican clients running against the Republican establishment: they handled Read More
Here’s a clip of Fred Thompson taking a whack at Rudy Giuliani last night during his midtown appearance before an audience of New York Conservatives.
“I was conservative yesterday, I’m a conservative today and I will be a conservative tomorrow,” he said.
In attendance for the event were Al D’Amato, John Faso, John Catsimatidis, congressional Read More
A few minutes ago I ran into Eliot Spitzer's former gubernatorial challenger, John Faso.
Faso has had the unfortunate luck of running against two Democrats who became embroiled in ethical flaps after it would have been of any political use to him. First, he came within about 162,000 votes of of Read More