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Mayor Michael Bloomberg has sent nearly $4,000 to the re-election effort of Jonathan Bing, the Upper East Side assemblyman who represents the mayor in Albany. Bing is getting a primary challenge from Gregg Lundahl, who has been backed by the teacher’s union and Read More
On Friday afternoon in Lower Manhattan, a handmade chart hung on the white wall just inside the 33rd-floor office of the political fund-raising firm Darrison Barrett and Associates. Scrawled in colored marker were last-minute pledges to the firm’s stable of candidates — all of which needed to be collected by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday evening, Read More
The worse things get for Governor David Paterson, the more fun it’ll be to hang out with his lieutenant governor, Richard Ravitch, who is raising money for Assemblyman Jonathan Bing of Manhattan on Thursday. Read More
Governor David Paterson didn’t exactly wow them with his big budget speech today in Albany. He was a few minutes late, quite a few lawmakers weren’t there, and some wondered if the address–which came in at less than half an hour–was even worth their time.
In his speech, the governor said what he’s been Read More
Among the people theoretically in the running for Carolyn Maloney’s Congressional seat, if she does vacate it for a Senate run, is City Councilman Dan Garodnick.
As I noted earlier, Garodnick’s district mirrors a good portion of the Congressional district, and he has a base of support in the voter-rich Stuyvesant Town and Read More
As Carolyn Maloney’s possible run for Senate draws closer, so does the possibility of a scramble for her House seat.
This morning, I emailed Assemblyman Jonathan Bing, and asked him about the idea of running for it.
“I am focused on working with Congresswoman Maloney in support of her efforts and will consider Read More
Say what you want about her chances, but Carolyn Maloney is still acting like someone who actually means to challenge Kirsten Gillibrand for Senate next year.
She'd have to give up her House seat to do so. (Which is actually quite a good reason to believe that, at the Read More
ALBANY—After forty minutes of debate, an Assembly committee voted to advance a bill that would allow and regulate mixed-martial arts bouts in New York. The vote was 13 to 5.
Assemblyman Bob Reilly led the charge against the measure, making the case that "violence begets violence" and that the state should Read More
Assemblyman Jonathan Bing of Manhattan's East Side just endorsed Richard Aborn for Manhattan district attorney.
Bing joins Assemblyman Danny O'Donnell of the West Side, who is also supporting Aborn.
The statement from the campaign, quotes Bing saying Aborn "has a vision to revitalize the office to ensure that Assistant District Read More
City Councilman David Yassky of Brooklyn, a candidate for city comptroller, announced in an email to supporters that he has been endorsed by two lawmakers from Manhattan, Assemblyman Jonathan Bing and City Councilman Dan Garodnick.
They’re two of the major cogs in the East Side Democratic power establishment Read More