Hillary Clinton just sent out this email in which she says of her “friend” Sheldon Silver that "New York is lucky to have Shelly Silver fighting for us in Albany."
Paul Newell, if nothing else, continues to attract the heavy artillery. Read More
Paul Newell, dressed in a beige suit, his pockets stuffed with palm cards, was standing on the steps of St. Mary’s Church on Grand Street Sunday afternoon, stopping any parishioner he could get in front of to tell them that he’d been endorsed by every daily newspaper in New York City.
Two blocks away, Read More
Here’s some non-Minnesota news: Sheldon Silver has been out-paced in fund-raising by one of his Democratic primary challengers, Paul Newell, a community activist.
In the pre-primary filing report (which candidates are required to file 11 days before the primary), Newell raised $40,015. In that same time period, Silver raised Read More
The good government group Citizens Union declined to endorse Sheldon Silver or either of the candidates challenging him in the Democratic primary this fall.
In explaining the decision, C.U. wrote, “[Silver] needed to embrace and advance a broader agenda of reform issues that included a nonpartisan redistricting commission, greater transparency in, and public scrutiny Read More
Sheldon Silver will get another chance to remember Paul Newell when the challenger arrives in Denver.
Newell, a community organizer, is also an elected Obama delegate, but has been missing from the convention events so far. I called to inquire and he replied via text message (so fancy!), saying he’ll be here tomorrow. Read More
What to make of Michael Bloomberg diving head first into a series of contested Democratic primaries today?
Barbara Barteletti of the League of Women Conservation Voters sounded disappointed that the billionaire mayor was endorsing, and not funding, his preferred candidates.
“That sheds a little different light on it,” she said, noting, “Under New York Read More
Democracy for New York City’s Fourth Annual "Summer Cocktail Reception" was all about Barack Obama.
Held at the downtown bar M1-5, the event’s theme was "Unity ’08," a reference, apparently, to bringing Democrats together (and not to the group that wanted Michael Bloomberg to run for president).
As the guests trickled Read More
Here’s one of Sheldon Silver’s Democratic opponents, Luke Henry, speaking before an endorsement meeting of the Stonewall Democratic Club last week.
In this clip, Henry challenges Silver’s commitment to same-sex marriage because, even as Silver helped it pass in the Assembly, he did little to try to flip the Republican-controlled State Senate, where the issue Read More
The Stonewall Democratic Club, one of the city’s largest gay political clubs, held an endorsement meeting last night.
According to a club member, here is who the club is endorsing in a few key races:
-Challenger Kevin Powell over incumbent Representative Ed Towns
-Incumbent State Senator Marty Connor over insurgent Dan Squadron Read More
For those that want to get on the ballot this September in New York City, July 15 10 is the deadline to submit the signatures required, or, in the case of most candidates, including Sheldon Silver, more.
Silver’s spokesman Jonathan Rosen e-mails, "More than 100 volunteers from across Lower Manhattan collected nearly 8,000 signatures Read More