Mike Long, state chairman of the Conservative Party, said he “never believed” Rudy Giuliani was “going to run for Senate or governor.”
Last year, Long and other conservatives weren’t supportive of Giuliani’s presidential campaign. This year, though, Long said he had been willing to “talk” with Giuliani about running for higher office.
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Here’s the lawsuit being filed later today in a federal court in Brooklyn to block Michael Bloomberg and the City Council from extending term limits.
The plaintiffs included well-known critics like Guy Molinari, Bill Thompson, Betsy Gotbaum, Bill de Blasio and Letitia James, as well as anti-development activist Phil de Paolo, Read More
[img_assist|nid=83|title=Golisano.|desc=golisanofoundation.org|link=none|align=left|width=69|height=100]Rochester billionaire Tom Golisano said he wants a public referendum to determine whether or not to extend New York City’s term-limits law, and that he was prepared to spend an unspecified amount of money in an ad blitz to promote the effort.
An aide to Golisano said the advertising would include newspapers, television and radio Read More
After the Conservative Party candidate dropped out of the race for Representative Vito Fossella’s seat, I asked the chairman of the state party if Fossella himself could make a late entry into the race.
“This opens the door for a candidate,” chairman Mike Long told me, before adding, “I have not Read More
Here’s video from Rudy Giuliani’s brief appearance at the Kings County Republican Committee’s annual fund-raiser last night, where he paid tribute to his former community assistance commissioner, Rosemarie O’Keefe.
“I wouldn’t be anywhere else tonight,” Giuliani told the audience, which gave him a warm, though not particularly impassioned, welcome. “We met in 1989 and Read More
Here’s what I’ve heard so far about who might run for Vito Fossella’s seat now that the congressman has said he is staying in office but not seeking re-election.
A spokesman for Democratic City Councilman Domenic Recchia of Brooklyn, the best-funded challenger, said he’s still in the race, despite some rumblings Read More
The latest odd twist in the Eliot Spitzer vs. Joe Bruno saga is the question of who initially complained about Bruno’s state funded traveling which led Spitzer to have Bruno trailed by state troopers in order to log his traveling?
A spokesman for Spitzer is quoted in a Post story Read More
While the New York State Republican Party is moving right now to endorse Rudy Giuliani, the state Conservative Party is biding its time.
State chairman Mike Long said that he and his party aren’t endorsing any of the Republican presidential candidates yet. (Which is a departure from their strategy in the governors Read More
The bloodletting has begun in the wake of the Maureen O’Connell loss in Nassau’s special election earlier this week. The defeat was a result, according to the New York Log Cabin Republicans, of the Conservative Party’s “agenda of division and hate.”
In a letter to Conservative Party state chair Michael Long, David Verchere Read More
Like any shrewd businessman, Michael Bloomberg knows the
importance of test-marketing a new product-especially if the product in
question happens to be himself. So Mr. Bloomberg, the billionaire media mogul
who is considering a run for Mayor on the Republican line, is conducting a
series of focus groups to determine, in part, whether New Yorkers Read More