David Paterson is headlining his first fund-raiser for the New York State Democratic Party on May 22. [NY Dems]
Chuck Schumer is headlining a June 9 fund-raiser for his former aide, Dan Squadron, who is running against fellow Democrat State Senator Marty Connor. [Dan Squadron]
Michael Gianaris is raising money for Read More
Here’s another sign that Assemblyman Michael Gianaris is exploring the idea of running for City Council speaker somewhat seriously.
Gianaris’ chief of staff, Michael Sais, is currently on leave from Gianaris’ office and working on Elizabeth Crowley’s campaign for City Council. (Crowley is one of two Democrats running in the Read More
Assemblyman Michael Gianiaris, who is running for reelection to the Assembly in 2008, says in this week’s City Hall News that he is "going to seriously consider" running for City Council in 2009 and seeking the speakership.
The same article also quotes an unnamed aide to Assemblyman Herman “Denny” Farrell, the Read More
The jostling for New York’s official Democratic convention delegate spots has been quietly playing out in political circles here for some time. And since a Hillary Clinton win in New York is kind of a foregone conclusion, it’s really a contest to be named by her campaign.
Officially, delegates have to run and Read More
Bill Thomson and Adolfo Carrion had a friendly chat during last night’s dinner for the Bronx Democratic County Organization at the Marina Del Rey.
At one point, I and two other reporters ran into Denny Farrell, who was hanging out with his daughter. He cheerily noted that earlier in the day he’d gotten Read More
9:30 a.m. The U.S. Department of Labor will hold an Equal Employment Opportunity Awards program at the National Museum of the American Indian, George Gustav Heye Center, at 1 Bowling Green.
10 a.m. The Food Bank for New York will launch a backpack program to address childhood hunger at home at the Citizens Advice Bureau, Read More
New York State politics is cankered and corrupt. Anyone who requires proof need only ponder the cases of Hakeem Jeffries and Lorraine Coyle Koppell, two notable victims of our farcical redistricting process.
In 2000, Mr. Jeffries challenged a long-time member of the State Assembly, Roger Green, for the Democratic nomination in the 57th District. He Read More
The weekend-long 30th annual delegate assembly of The National Education Association/New York kicks off tomorrow in Rochester with Eliot Spitzer and author Jonathan Kozol expected to address the delegates.
Tom Suozzi and Assemblyman Michael Gianaris will speak on separate panels at a symposium on reapportionment hosted by Citizens Union at The Newman Center Read More
In 1988, a precocious Queens student named Michael Gianaris, a son of Greek immigrants, registered 10,000 Greek-American New Yorkers to vote for the Democratic Presidential campaign of then–Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis. Last month, Mr. Dukakis—now a professor at Northeastern University—hosted a fund-raiser in Boston for that same precocious student, who is now a State Assemblyman Read More
In 1988, a precocious Queens student named Michael Gianaris, a son of Greek immigrants, registered 10,000 Greek-American New Yorkers to vote for the Democratic Presidential campaign of then–Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis.
Last month, Mr. Dukakis—now a professor at Northeastern University—hosted a fund-raiser in Boston for that same precocious student, who is now a State Assemblyman Read More