Back And Forth
On her blog yesterday Arianna Huffington had a long response to Jonathan Tasini’s class-action lawsuit suing her for lack of payment, which in essence, is that the former Congressional/Senate candidate is “utterly cynical.”
I’m looking at the proof of it right now: multiple emails (now collected in a legal file) Tasini has sent Read More
Jonathan Tasini, a one-time challenger to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and another time challenger to Rep. Charlie Rangel, announced this morning that he is the lead plantiff in a suit against Arianna Huffington, alleging that the owner of the Huffington Post has wrongly denied compensation to her stable of writers.
“Arianna Huffington is pursuing the Read More
When Charlie Rangel was asked at his campaign kickoff is he planned to debate his primary opponents, he said he was “available,” even as he said, “There is no question in my mind that there are people that can more than adequately represent this great diversified district. The problem is none of them are Read More
This will be the last word on the Rangel presser today, but the congressman was asked by Azi Paybarah of WNYC if he planned to debate his primary opponents. What followed was a long, Rangelian digression on his opponents.
I have yet to hear of one. And none of my opponents have said anything unkind Read More
Race for 2010
A new poll out by Public Policy Polling portends trouble for embattled Harlem congressman Charlie Rangel.
The poll shows Rangel getting less than 40 percent of the vote in a five-way race for the Democratic nomination, with challengers Adam Clayton Powell IV garnering 21 percent, Joyce Johnson at 7 percent, Jonathan Tasini at Read More
Jonathan Tasini dropped off nearly 6,500 signatures at the Board of Election today, and then, in an interview, launched into a broad attack on the man he is hoping to replace, embattled Congressman Charlie Rangel.
“The number one contributor to Charlie Rangel has been real estate interests,” Tasini said. “If you are worried about gentrification Read More
Governor David Paterson is trailing both his likely primary challenger, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, and the likely Republican nominee, Rick Lazio, according to a Sienna poll out today.
Paterson is ridiculously behind Cuomo among Democrats, 22 to 64. Against Lazio, Paterson trails 39 to 46.
Cuomo trounces Lazio 63 to 26.
Senator Read More
ALBANY—Two polls released today attempt to parse Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s political standing, and offer somewhat different findings with the same basic message: she’s not that strong.
The first question pollsters examined was whether the senator could survive a primary—most all of the Democrats who had pondered running against her, including Jon Cooper, have since Read More
In her quest to sew up the Democratic nomination without a primary, Kirsten Gillibrand keeps trotting out the endorsements. Today she announced the support of Representative Jerrold Nadler, who had wondered aloud about Ms. Gillibrand’s appointment back in January.
So while Jon Cooper continues to mull a last-gasp primary challenge Read More
ALBANY—Representative Jerry Nadler, the “progressive champion” whose district spans the West Side and Brooklyn, endorsed Kirsten Gillibrand’s election bid.
“From protecting a woman’s right to choose and standing up for issues of pressing concern to the LGBT community, to fighting for a robust public health insurance option and protecting our environment by working to reduce Read More