Andrew Stengel at the Brennan Center is inviting state lawmakers to send him their unredacted financial disclosure forms. The forms are supposed to let the public see for themselves if there is anything improper in a lawmaker’s personal finances that may affect them in their public capacity.
The request is motivated by Read More
Last night at the New York Blood Center auditorium on the Upper West Side, Assemblyman Micah Kellner moderated a panel on post-congestion-pricing solutions for city transportation that reached a general consensus but no real solution: Congestion pricing is not a bad idea, the proposal was just executed poorly, and right now the M.T.A. is, as Read More
So there may be a little less at stake now for the officials girding for the opportunity to succeed Upper East Side-based Representative Carolyn Maloney. That unofficial mini-contest, of course, was contingent on Hillary Clinton having a chance of becoming president, and on Maloney having a chance of taking Clinton’s place in Read More
Earlier today the head of the New York State chapter of N.O.W. (the National Organization for Women), Marcia Pappas, sent out a statement describing Ted Kennedy’s endorsement of Barack Obama as “the ultimate betrayal." But the head of the New York City chapter of N.O.W. has a completely different take.
“He’s been Read More
Micah Kellner, a Democratic Assemblyman from Manhattan and a Mets fan, takes a whack at Rudy Giuliani for supporting the Red Sox.
"This is the biggest flip-flop ever for him," Kellner says. Read More
Some of the final numbers are in for that special election on Manhattan’s East Side, where Democrat Micah Kellner trounced Republican Greg Camp, dispelling the notion that the old Silk Stocking District was still friendly territory for the GOP. Even with a powerful endorsement from the Mayor Michael Bloomberg–a Republican at the time–Camp still lost. Read More
Here is a one-minute interview with Assemblyman-elect Micah Kellner circa 11 p.m. last night after giving his victory speech to supporters at a bar on Second Avenue. He says it’s great to be a 28-year-old heading into public office, hopes to vote for a gay marriage bill, and wants to block development of a Read More
Democrat Micah Kellner defeated Republican Greg Camp in the special election tonight for the Assembly seat on Manhattan's East Side. Here are the results, according to the city's Board of Elections:
3,988 (64.36 percent)–Kellner
2208 (35.64 percent)–Camp Read More
Tennis great Billie Jean King really threw herself into an introduction for Hillary Clinton at this morning’s Women for Hillary event.
“Hillary can hit the ground running,” she said, running in place on a stage in the middle of the Hilton ballroom. “I mean she lived there for eight years. I mean, come on!” Read More
Michael Bloomberg is doing robo-calls for Republican Assembly candidate Greg Camp, who is running in a special election tomorrow against Democrat Micah Kellner.
Below is a script of the call that voters on the East Side have been receiving all week, according to Camp’s campaign.
“Hi, this is Mayor Mike Bloomberg. There’s an Read More