So, who could potentially take on Hiram Monserrate in a Democratic primary, now that he’s been found guilty of a misdemeanor for assaulting his girlfriend?
According to several Democrats and political operatives, the short list is pretty clear: Assemblyman Jose Peralta, City Councilwoman Julissa Ferraras, District Leader Francisco Moya and former State Senator Read More
Ongoing fluidity notwithstanding, it seems safe to assume that once their heads stop spinning, the state (and maybe national) Democrats will make it a serious priority to make both Pedro Espada and Hiram Monserrate into former elected officials.
The senators, who cost the Democrats support of the State Senate by crossing Read More
City Councilman Jim Gennaro hired as his spokesman former Queens Tribune editor Brad Groznik. Groznik, who bears a resemblance to an actor who played a well-known superhero, is replacing Shams Tarek, a multi-faceted flack who is now doing not-so-covert political stuff with the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee.
Other Read More
Fernando Ferrer announced today he will endorse Joe Addabbo in the Democratic State Senate primary in Queens.
Addabbo, a term-limited City Councilman, is facing Albert Baldeo, who
Democracy for New York City’s Fourth Annual "Summer Cocktail Reception" was all about Barack Obama.
Held at the downtown bar M1-5, the event’s theme was "Unity ’08," a reference, apparently, to bringing Democrats together (and not to the group that wanted Michael Bloomberg to run for president).
As the guests trickled Read More
When he announced a deal on O.T.B., David Paterson also nominated State Senator John Sabini as chairman of the New York State Racing and Wagering Board.
If he is approved by the legislature, Sabini will leave his seat and avoid a difficult re-election contest against a challenger who almost unseated him in 2006, Read More
David Paterson announced that the state will take over the city’s unprofitable Off-Track Betting operation, and confirmed reports that State Senator John Sabini will leave his seat to become the head of the state’s Racing and Wagering Board.
“We have a looming crisis right here in New York City,” Paterson said. “Because of a Read More
A reader passed along this email notice about a fund-raiser for Councilman Hiram Monserrate, organized by the union AFSCME District County 1707, and taking place in Manhattan:
From: Neal Tepel
Sent: Jun 11, 2008 9:10 PM
Subject: [Events] Hiram Monserrate Reception June 25, 2008]]
You are cordially invited to Read More
The Republican-controlled State Senate unanimously passed three bills that toughen penalties for drunk driving convictions, which Majority Leader Joe Bruno said "occurs all too frequently in our society."
Among the people who voted for the three bills was Democrat John Sabini, who pleaded guilty to driving while impaired in Albany last year. His Read More
Tomorrow in Long Island City, Councilman Hiram Monserrate will be endorsed by two unions, the latest in a string of endorsements Monserrate has been racking up as he prepares to challenge State Senator John Sabini.
The unions are the New York Hotel Workers Union and U.N.I.T.E. HERE.
According to Read More