A Cup of Joe
Joe Lhota took his mayoral campaign to southwest Brooklyn today, and the first-time candidate insisted he knows what he’s doing.
“There’s an urban myth about my retail campaigning,” Mr. Lhota, a Republican, told Politicker. “I’ve campaigned not as the candidate, but out front with Rudy Giuliani in ’89 and ’93. I ran with a campaign manager for a whole bunch of people who ran for student body president in college. I understand what you need to do.”
“Important decisions are being made that affect New York’s future,” the narrator of this new video from the State Democratic Party says. And while New Yorkers who need jobs try to stand up on their own two feet, well, Republican Senator Marty Golden is apparently hard at work at the capital.”
The video Read More
Here‘s a palm card for David Greenfield, who is running against Joe Lazar for City Council in a special election today in Brooklyn. The back features a number of elected officials, not all of them are Democrats: Michael Bloomberg, Marty Golden and Joe Lieberman.
Predictions for how this race Read More
ALBANY—State Senator Ruben Diaz Sr. is “sorry” he missed a vote on Leandra’s Law, which cracks down on people who drive drunk with kids in their car, but he has other business to attend to.
“I am distributing turkeys to my seniors in the Bronx,” Diaz told me by phone. He said he’s distributing Read More
ALBANY—State Senator Hiram Monserrate is guilty–but not guilty enough to automatically lose his seat or throw the already-unstable chamber into complete disarray.
Already there are rumblings in the chamber to have a committee review the matter; under the Legislative Law, senators could then approve Monserrate's expulsion.
"Hopefully he would step aside Read More
ALBANY—Facing at least a temporary legal setback, Republicans are blasting a judge who overrode their injunction to prevent Richard Ravitch from exercising the powers of lieutenant governor.
"I think it was deliberate. I think he was judge shopping and he was wrong," said State Senator Marty Golden, a Brooklyn Republican, noting Read More
ALBANY—Unions representing police and corrections officers contributed $2,450 to State Senator Hiram Monserrate's campaign committee, which he in turn used to defend himself against felony assault charges stemming from an alleged domestic violence incident, campaign filings show.
Monserrate was charged in December and indicted in March for Read More
ALBANY—I just asked State Senator Marty Golden, a Brooklyn Republican and former police officer, whether he feels at all responsible for a hiring freeze in New York City that will stall a class of 250 police cadets. He spun.
"You'd think that would spur the Democrats to want to broker a deal here, Read More
ALBANY—They're allied with him in the quest to wrest control of the State Senate leadership, but there are some lingering misgivings among Republicans in the chamber about the partnership with State Senator Pedro Espada Jr.
"Several of them are in ‘Oh my God, what have we done' mode," said one Republican Read More
ALBANY—Putting politics aside for a moment, the Senate mess may have a tangible impact on the final shape of the bill reauthorizing mayoral control of schools.
Newly named Democratic conference leader John Sampson is, as the Post noted this morning, a "foe" of the system and is one of Read More