After watching Sheldon Silver vote, I loitered near his campaign office for a few minutes and noticed fireman—in t-shirts with walkie-talkies slung around their chests—carrying boxes of food into the campaign office.
Across the street was a fire truck with the words “Tower Ladder 18” (double parked!). I overheard a guy directing Read More
For those that want to get on the ballot this September in New York City, July 15 10 is the deadline to submit the signatures required, or, in the case of most candidates, including Sheldon Silver, more.
Silver’s spokesman Jonathan Rosen e-mails, "More than 100 volunteers from across Lower Manhattan collected nearly 8,000 signatures Read More
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who hasn’t faced a Democratic opponent in 22 years, was out campaigning this Sunday, a spokesman for his campaign confirmed.
“Assembly member Silver spent some time on Sunday with a longtime resident of Village View who introduced him to some of her neighbors to hear their concerns and talk about his Read More
With all the talk about Sheldon Silver’s efforts during the congestion pricing fight to keep his members happy, it’s easy to overlook the fact that he’s been quietly tending to his other constituents—the ones who will, barring a shock upset, vote to return him to his seat on the Lower East Side later this year. Read More
In case you were wondering, the departure of State Democratic Party co-chair Dave Pollak does not mean Hillary Clinton’s superdelegate count is down. That’s because Pollak, a committed Clinton superdelegate, will be replaced by Reggie LaFayette, who is now the party’s second highest-ranking member.
In other words, this is different than the unexpected departure Read More
After his press conference this morning, Eliot Spitzer took one on-topic question and departed, leaving reporters with queries on and more than a few topics. And although he is expected to make a few remarks at his major fund-raiser tonight, a spokesman for Spitzer Read More
Boy, are the New York Democrats looking forward to the convention.
Here’s an email from Jonathan Rosen about hotel assignments for the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver:
Dear Usual Suspects,
Remember that moment when you found out your dorm assignment and the name of your roommate. Me too. Brett Hall. Read More
The latest round of stories questioning Joe Bruno's use of state aircraft is making it a little easier for state Democrats to push their argument that it's Bruno, not Eliot Spitzer, who has been behaving suspiciously.
As consultant Jonathan Rosen told me on IM just Read More
The state Democratic Party has just gone one step past the Whitewater analogy, reaching for another recent American lowlight to characterize the ongoing Republican pursuit of Eliot Spitzer.
Here’s a statement from consultant Jonathan Rosen in response to Republican state Senator George Winner's call for another hearing:
“These guys just Read More
I’ve got a story in this week’s paper looking at how the state Democrats are unrolling a coordinated response to the continuing Republican probe into Eliot Spitzer’s Brunogate problems by branding it the new Whitewater.
“I think you saw in the 90’s a sort of never-ending investigation of Bill Clinton, and it Read More