The New York Times had a story this morning about Devin Cohen, a judicial candidate whose failure to file taxes didn’t prevent him from getting elected to the Civil Court in Brooklyn.
Before the election, a reader received this mailer from Devlin’s opponent, Roger Adler. It’s pretty blunt, and even include Read More
In a July 28 letter to New York County Democratic Leader Herman "Denny" Farrell, Surrogate’s Court candidate Milton Tingling said, if elected, he won’t let people who hold positions in the Democratic party to get work through the court.
The letter, which was forwarded to me by the campaign, says: “Public confidence in the Read More
A Manhattan Surrogate’s Court candidate, Milton Tingling, is calling on the attorney general to investigate the $225,000 loan received by one of his opponents, Nora Anderson.
The loan was disclosed in Anderson’s campaign finance filing (for the period of January 12-July 11, 2008) and the money came from Seth Rubenstein, Read More
David Dinkins has been named campaign chairman for Manhattan Surrogate’s Court candidate Milton Tingling. The campaign also announced that Charlie Rangel will serve as honorary chair. Ravi Batra (of Law and Order fame) is serving as the finance chair.
It just adds a bit more name recognition to this competitive, quiet Read More
Michael Oliva, the campaign manager for Surrogate’s Court candidate Nora Anderson, just emailed to say that Anderson won the endorsement of the Chelsea Midtown Democratic Club.
According to the campaign’s tally, that makes 10 club endorsements for Anderson, although the other two candidates–John Reddy and Milton Tingling–have also earned club support in Read More
All three Manhattan Surrogate’s Court candidates won something last night when a number of different Manhattan Democratic clubs held endorsement votes, according to two people who work for different candidates.
Judge Milton Tingling took the Downtown Independent Democrats and the Park River Democratic Club, showing some geographical diversity. (DID is located downtown, obviously, and Read More
The Village Independent Democrats voted last night to endorse Nora Anderson in the Manhattan Surrogate’s Court race.
After two rounds of voting she beat Milton Tingling, eleven to nine, according to Anderson campaign manager Michael Oliva. Another candidate, John Reddy, came in third.
What’s interesting about how this race is turning out is the shifting Read More
None of the Manhattan : two of three candidates each took an endorsement from a local Democratic club, while a third club opted not to endorse anyone.
John Reddy won the endorsement of the Ansonia Independent Democrats. According to a reader and club member, the vote breakdown was 56 percent for Reddy, 24 Read More
Tomorrow, a few more Democratic clubs in Manhattan will hold endorsement meetings on a bunch of local races, including the quiet, but incredibly competitive, Surrogate’s Court race in Manhattan.
How competitive is that race? Judging by the hired guns the candidates have, very. (Especially since most folks haven’t even heard of it).
Milton Tingling Read More
Here’s how longtime political consultant Jerry Skurnik explained why anyone cares who wins the ongoing race for one of two positions on Manhattan Surrogate’s Court: “Because a lot of lawyers make a lot of money at the courts."
In particular, he went on, trust and real estate lawyers, "many of whom are politically connected, get Read More