Ben Kallos, who just filed paperwork to run for City Council on the East Side of Manhattan, will leave his job as chief of staff to Assemblyman Jonathan Bing in February, according to two sources familiar with the situation.
Kallos, in a brief telephone chat, declined to comment.
The East Side political Read More
Assemblyman Jonathan Bing’s chief of staff, Ben Kallos, filed paperwork to run for the City Council seat in Manhattan currently held by Jessica Lappin, who is contemplating a bid for public advocate.
Kallos is a 20-something lawyer who has done some impressive tinkering with voter databases and has quickly embedded himself in Read More
So there may be a little less at stake now for the officials girding for the opportunity to succeed Upper East Side-based Representative Carolyn Maloney. That unofficial mini-contest, of course, was contingent on Hillary Clinton having a chance of becoming president, and on Maloney having a chance of taking Clinton’s place in the Read More
So, there have been calls for
Michael Bloomberg and his aides have presented the demise of their congestion pricing plan, which occurred without a floor vote in the Assembly, as an example of Albany’s well-noted dysfunction.
Not surprisingly, the view from within the Democratic-held Assembly is different.
“The idea that democracy did not occur here [because] it was Read More
Here’s a flier from Assemblyman Jonathan Bing, who is running to be a Hillary Clinton delegate from the 14th congressional district in Manhattan.
It sort of looks like he’s trying to hide who he would be a delegate for, but actually, thanks to some complicated McCain-Feingold rules, delegate candidates can’t feature too prominently the Read More
It’s not easy being a volunteer in Iowa.
Assemblyman Jonathan Bing, who is volunteering for Hillary Clinton in Davenport, Iowa, emailed me this morning to say: “Right now I’m sitting in my car waiting for it to thaw. It’s 2 degrees here right now. The wind chill is negative 12.”
Council member and Hillary Clinton volunteer Bill de Blasio will be joined in Iowa by Jonathan Bing, an Upper East Side Assemblyman who will is heading to Davenport on Jan. 1 to do his part.
"They asked me to do some driving of supporters," said Bing, speaking from from North Carolina, where Read More
The jostling for New York’s official Democratic convention delegate spots has been quietly playing out in political circles here for some time. And since a Hillary Clinton win in New York is kind of a foregone conclusion, it’s really a contest to be named by her campaign.
Officially, delegates have to run and Read More
Here's an invitation to Joe Bruno's Fall Fest at 7th Avenue and 51st Street, on October 17. That's quite a way away from Bruno's Rensselaer district and right in Eliot Spitzer's backyard. It's also taking place around the time some people expect the state's new Commission on Public Integrity to issue its report on Spitzer's Read More