Governor David Paterson’s father, Basil Paterson, donated $2,500 to Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson, according to his latest campaign finance filing.
Also, a $100 contribution Thompson received from Kevin Wardally, a consultant with Bill Lynch Associates, was refunded. BLA has not publicly signed on with a mayoral campaign.
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A couple of interesting, educated takes on what David Paterson might be thinking about when it comes to replacing Hillary Clinton in the Senate:
Rodney Capel, the former executive director of the state Democratic Party, said that the governor should pick a replacement for Hillary Clinton’s senate seat that benefits his re-election chances.
The new Read More
Tomorrow, a few more Democratic clubs in Manhattan will hold endorsement meetings on a bunch of local races, including the quiet, but incredibly competitive, Surrogate’s Court race in Manhattan.
How competitive is that race? Judging by the hired guns the candidates have, very. (Especially since most folks haven’t even heard of it).
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Here’s a copy of an invitation to an April 2 fund-raiser geared towards young professionals for likely 2009 mayoral candidate Bill Thompson. The invite was sent to me by a reader, but it’s also available on Thompson’s campaign website.
Among the event organizers are Luther Smith, the Democratic consultant recently hired by Governor Read More
Democratic consultant Bill Lynch, who has been giving advice to incoming Governor David Paterson, was hanging out this morning outside the executive chambers on the second floor of the Capitol.
I asked Lynch about reports that people are coming out of the woodwork to ask Paterson for favors and jobs.
Lynch said he Read More
Kevin Wardally, a Harlem-based political consultant who’s working for the Clinton campaign, emailed me this morning with his alliterative take on last night’s Democratic debate:
"I think it’s sad that the dynamic duo of desperation – Obama and Edwards – have sunk so low as to forget what their campaigns are all Read More