A bipartisan trio of congressman may face unpleasant questions about their 2009 fundraising activities. The Office of Congressional Ethics has recommended that Reps John Campbell (R-CA), Joseph Crowley (D-NY) and Tom Price (R-GA) undergo further investigation after all three were found to have held fund-raising soirees just days before they cast votes related to financial Read More
The day Hiram Monserrate mounted a legal and public-relations pushback to his expulsion from the State Senate, the Queens Democratic Party announced, formally, that they’re supporting another candidate to replace him.
The timing shows just how much the party organization does not want Monserrate to stick around after his misdemeanor conviction. Read More
$9,003,711 is the amount Bill Thompson spent on his campaign, which came within a few percentage points of beating Michael Bloomberg’s $102 million re-election campaign. That’s according to the latest campaign finance numbers Thompson filed.
In his latest filing period, Thompson spent $1,040,000 on television ads, along with Read More
As Bill Thompson rallied supporters in Astoria on Sunday, Representative Joe Crowley told him that “young Democrats” are “key.”
Then, Crowley tried stressing that point, and joked about how that could lead to some potentially awkward phrasing.
“I was struggling. I said I need to youthenize the Democratic party. No, that’s not a good 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
The Queens County Democratic Organization is set to endorse John Liu—one of three candidates from the borough running for comptroller—according to a knowledgeable source not associated with Liu’s campaign.
This person said the organization was making calls last night to district leaders, informing them about how it intends the vote to go Read More
Joe Crowley has just been named finance vice chair for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Which means that, between him and Steve Israel, the New York delegation will be doing a bunch of the heavy lifting on bringing in both money and potential candidates for the next cycle.
Here's the release:
*Van Hollen Taps Read More
Nothing much is happening in the City Council today other than three-borough fight over who gets the city clerk’s job, one of the premier patronage gigs wholly controlled by this body.
Right now, Vito Lopez of Brooklyn wants it. Carl Heastie of the Bronx wants it too. Quinn may end up giving it to Read More
Democratic Senator John Sampson said the shape of the senate districts on Long Island will “change substantially” and predicted “there will be an African-American elected to the State Senate on Long Island.”
“So there’s going to be substantial change when it comes to redistricting,” Sampson said, speaking on 1600 WWRL with Read More
Queens Democratic County Leader and Representative Joe Crowley isn’t ruling out the idea of supporting Michael Bloomberg over a Democratic candidate in next year’s mayoral race.
A reporter asked Crowley this morning if he is “open” to the idea of Bloomberg running in next year’s Democratic mayoral primary. Bloomberg, who is not registered in any Read More