After raging against education groups who had sued him, David Paterson hosted a “modest” holiday reception in Albany last night for county chairs and members of the Democratic State Committee.
The event was held at the State Room on Eagle Street, just down the block from the Capitol, some attendees told me. Paterson and Read More
SARANAC LAKE—It wasn’t the political right, but rather the Democrats who sent a message in Bill Owens’ successful bid to replace John McHugh in Congress.
“Tonight with the entire country watching, Upstate New Yorkers sent a message,” Owens said at his victory party in Plattsburgh. “We came together tonight as Democrats, Republicans, and Read More
SARANAC LAKE—June O’Neill, the Executive Committee chair of the state Democratic Party, says that the race to replace John McHugh in Congress is not a public verduct on Barack Obama’s administration.
“No, it’s not a referendum on Obama,” she told me Tuesday afternoon. “It wasn’t a referendum on Obama in New York 20 and Read More
ALBANY—It’s nearing the end of the race to replace John McHugh in Congress. A leading Democrat just told the party is “not going to leave anything on the table” to help Bill Owens.
My mind is returning to the special election in the 20th District this spring, where the final poll showed long-shot Scott Read More
BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE—At a conference center nestled along the shores of a picturesque lake, a room of Democratic officials received potential candidates to replace John McHugh in Congress.
"We've been pleasantly surprised with the candidates that have come through so far," Sean Hennessey, the Jefferson County chairman, told me after a lunch of Read More
ALBANY—Democrats insist they're not in a rush to pick a candidate for a special Congressional election, and are treating the potential Congresional run of State Senator Darrel Aubertine like a state secret.
"We're talking about days rather than … We're not following the Republican program," said Sean Hennessey, the Jefferson County Democratic chairman, Read More
GLENS FALLS—During Scott Murphy's successful bid for Congress, David Paterson limited his efforts on behalf of his fellow Democrat to phone calls behind the scenes and fund-raising efforts. He did not appear publicly with the candidate until election night, when polls closed with Murphy ahead narrowly.
After Assemblyman Jim Tedisco conceded Read More
ALBANY—Saratoga County Republican chairman Jasper Nolan was planning to be in New York City last night for the annual Republican dinner, but it the end, he didn't make it. He was busy coordinating the Assemblyman Jim Tedisco increasingly grim-looking fight to win a recount in his House race.
The most recent developments, which Read More
SARATOGA SPRINGS—After eight weeks, millions of dollars and countless hours of lost sleep, Jim Tedisco could not, on election night, give a speech declaring victory in his Congressional bid. Instead, he did what he knows how to do: He vowed to fight on.
In his 30-year career in elected office, this is the Read More
GLENS FALLS—The new, two-story campaign headquarters at the heart of the city Scott Murphy calls home was packed to the gills as the candidate formally kicked off his campaign for congress.
He was introduced by June O'Neill, chairwoman of the State Democratic Party, who said she was "so excited about Scott Murphy that I Read More