ALBANY—A reader points out a fun (if coincidental) bit of circularity having to do with those blistering anti-Paterson health care ads.
They were produced by Knickerbocker SKD.
Knickerbocker, the Josh Isay-led firm that advised Caroline Kennedy in her unsuccessful attempt to become a U.S. senator.
Caroline Kennedy, Read More
At the mayor’s state of the city speech earlier this month, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz referred to Michael Bloomberg’s reelection campaign as a “job creation program.”
For New York’s most prominent Democratic consultants and operatives, it’s been nothing less—an acquisition project so far-reaching that it actually threatens to dry up the market in experienced Read More
David Yassky’s comptroller campaign has hired Josh Isay, the Democratic consultant who is also working on Michael Bloomberg’s re-election campaign and who, until recently, was running Caroline Kennedy’s effort to win appointment to the Senate.
Yassky announced the hire, along with others, in an email to supporters.
Isay will be the media consultant; managing the Read More
At 12:06 AM this morning, after hours of confusion and contradictory reports over whether and if and why Caroline Kennedy had called Governor David Paterson to withdraw her name from consideration to replace Hillary Clinton in the Senate, she issued the following statement through her hired consultants.
"I informed Governor Paterson today that for personal Read More
The New York Post is reporting that Caroline Kennedy has withdrawn her name from consideration for Hillary Clinton’s Senate seat after learning that Governor David Paterson wasn’t going to choose her. The governor had said that he planned to name Clinton’s replacement on Friday or Saturday this week.
Kennedy has yet to put Read More
A well-organized group of residents near Fordham University’s Lincoln Center campus are gearing up with a team of consultants and lobbyists to fight the school’s expansion plans.
The residents, who have formed a group known as Fordham Neighbors United, have brought on land-use attorney Howard Goldman, the lobbying firm Capalino Read More
The reaction to Caroline Kennedy’s recent rollout, at least among unaffiliated political observers I’ve spoken to, has not been so positive.
The idea that her public performance has damaged her chances, maybe seriously, seems to have become the consensus take.
But Charlie King, at least, has a more charitable view.
“You have to Read More
Veteran New York politics journalist Andrew Kirtzman, who is currently writing a book on the Bernard Madoff scandal, thinks that Caroline Kennedy's public roll-out has been a catastrophe, and that she and her handlers are blowing the behind-the-scenes lobbying effort for Hillary Clinton's Senate seat as well. (Some of her sit-down interviews came Read More
At a cocktail party attended by Democratic elected officials and operatives on the evening of December 18 at Josie Wood's Pub on Waverly Place, political consultant Joseph Mercurio was enjoying a glass of merlot when a former associate and supporter of Andrew Cuomo approached to make some small talk. Before long, the discussion turned Read More
At a cocktail party attended by Democratic elected officials and operatives on the evening of December 18 at Josie Wood’s Pub on Waverly Place, political consultant Joseph Mercurio was enjoying a glass of merlot when a former associate and supporter of Andrew Cuomo approached to make some small talk. Before long, the discussion turned to Read More