pulling out the pink
Standing alongside her rivals at the first broadcast debate of the mayor’s race, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, the contest’s former front-runner, seemed like a candy-coated version of herself.
Suited up to stand out in a bright pink dress and powder-pink jacket, the famously brash Ms. Quinn spoke slowly and softly, her head cocked slightly to the side, seemingly coached to dig into her opponents and deliver repeated talking points with a frozen smile.
“Quinn trapped in consultant Saran Wrap,” remarked one noted columnist of the wooden performance. One stunned Democratic operative described “a Stepford wife version of Chris Quinn.” A writer, pegging Ms. Quinn “the grinning assassin,” suggested she was “smiling and speaking slowly, as if trying not to alarm the audience.”
In an interview with Politicker after the forum, Ms. Quinn ascribed the observations to nerves ahead of the biggest primary debate yet.
In June of last year, before he began positioning himself as the most rabid Birther candidate for president on the Republican right, developer and casino operator Donald Trump gave $25,000 to the campaign of Kathleen Rice, the Democratic DA of Nassau County, who was the early front-runner to replace Andrew Cuomo as New York state Read More
The first question asked at today’s press conference with Eric Schneiderman and his former opponents for the Democratic nomination was for Nassau district attorney Kathleen Rice, and it was, in a nutshell, “So, what are you doing here?”
At the earlier WNYC debate, back when Rice and Schneiderman were still fighting for the nomination, Schneiderman Read More
From yesterday, actually, but district attorney Rice spent the last few hours before polls opened this morning greeting the thrust of commuters headed to the Long Island Railroad at Penn Station. The throng was swelled with rowdy football fans in Jets and Ravens jerseys who were headed to last night’s opener at Read More
Wealthy trial attorney Sean Coffey has poured himself (get it?!? get it ?!?) a cool $100k for the stretch run of the attorney general’s race. His campaign notes that the money is a contribution, not a loan, and they take the opportunity to show that Coffey is the only candidate running without political or governmental Read More
AG hopeful Kathleen Rice is out with a release asking state senator Eric Schneiderman to reveal where the $855,000 that he donated to his campaign is coming from. At a debate today, Schneiderman said that he lives off of his state senate salary and that he had not been a private practice attorney Read More
down to the wire
When the Democratic field for attorney general was finally set sometime this spring, the campaign was thought to be not so much a race by the five candidates to win the favor of the state’s five million Democrats, but to receive the blessing of one–the outgoing attorney general, Andrew Cuomo.
The most popular Democrat in Read More
Kathleen Rice’s campaign is just out with a big endorsement–New York City comptroller John Liu.
Liu is not only one of the few major elected city officials to not endorse Eric Schneiderman, he is also one of the few elected officials who can really rally a community (in his case, Asian-Americans) behind him.
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With just a week left before the Primary Day, attorney general candidate Kathleen Rice is out with a series of proposals designed to appeal to the pocketbooks of middle class New Yorkers. Some of the items in her Consumer Protection Agenda include going after telecom companies that gouge cell phone customers, severe penalties and jail Read More
Last month, we noted that Paddy Power, an online betting website, was giving Rice better than even odds at winning the attorney general’s race.
Responding perhaps to a wave of bets on the Nassau D.A., the site has now upped their odds for Rice, putting her at 2/7. The rest of the Read More