Now that reports are out saying 89-year-old Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau won’t seek re-election this year, there's a vacancy in one of the most coveted offices in New York.
Already running for the seat is Morgenthau’s 2005 challenger, Leslie Crocker Snyder, who said in 2005 that Read More
One narrative that pervaded much of the coverage of Tuesday’s primary – specifically with Sheldon Silver and Marty Connor on the ballot – was the notion that it was turning into a referendum on incumbency. (Having Obama and McCain talk about “change” all the time only helped feed that notion.)
Which isn’t exactly how Read More
Here, thanks to a knowledgeable reader, are some numbers from Dan Squadron’s upset victory over 30-year incumbent State Senator Marty Connor.
It looks like Squadron pretty much won everywhere, which calls into some question the potency of the support Connor got from several local Democratic clubs that endorsed him, as well Read More
I just got back from Greenwich and Chambers Street in Manhattan, where some Dan Squadron volunteers (at least one wearing an 1199 SEIU t-shirt) were handing out literature as a public school was letting out for the day.
One woman across the street, Roann Kolvenbach, handed back the Squadron flier she was given and said Read More
Here’s an anti-Marty Connor mailing I picked up near the intersection of Delancey and Clinton Streets. It attacks some of Connor’s votes on housing in both English and Spanish.
It’s an issue Connor’s opponent, Dan Squadron, has made one of his main lines of criticism, although Connor’s supporters disagree with the Read More
Political consultant Hank Sheinkopf—who’s seen many, many primaries—indulged me with a few predictions about the outcome of some of today’s competitive races:
Assemblyman Sheldon Silver by 10 points.
State Senate challenger Dan Squadron by 10 points.
Representative Ed Towns by 8 to 10 points.
State Senator Kevin Parker by only 2 Read More
It’s hard to spot the underdog between State Senator Marty Connor and his challenger Dan Squadron, partly because Connor has lagged behind Squadron in fund-raising.
Apparently, Connor is quickly making up some ground, just in time for tomorrow’s primary.
Between September 2 and 4, Connor’s re-election committee received a total of $39,000, according Read More
Citizens Union announced it is backing State Senator Marty Connor for re-election over his challenger Dan Squadron.
C.U. basically calls it a draw on the question of which one is more progressive, but says Connor’s experience gives him an edge in actually implementing the agenda. Which completely ignores Squadron’s complaint that there is little to Read More
A former press guy for Howard Dean and Mark Green endorsed Assembly challenger Paul Newell, surrogate candidate Nora Anderson, and incumbent State Senator Marty Connor.
Brooklyn Papers endorsed Kevin Powell for congress, Dan Squadron over Marty Connor for State Senate, and Mike McMahon for congress.
Newell attacked Read More
Citizens Union is hosting a debate between Democratic State Senator Marty Connor and his primary challenger Dan Squadron on September 3.
Their first debate, last May, was organized by the liberal group Democracy for New York City.
Since then, endorsements have been rolled out on both sides. Connor got the support of Read More