An odd trio of Conservative Party chairman Mike Long, New York Civic founder Henry Stern and billionaire cosmetics heir Ron Lauder gathered on the steps of City Hall today to start a campaign to make sure that once again local voters decide to institute term limits.
“The voters of the city of New York have Read More
The heads of the Republican and Conservative parties, which are at war with one another over nearly every statewide candidate, made an appearance together at the launch of comptroller candidate Harry Wilson‘s statewide tour today, which took place on the steps of City Hall.
State Republican Chairman Ed Cox and State Conservative Party Read More
ALBANY—Dan Donovan, the Republican district attorney from Staten Island, says he’s “processing” advice and is “exploring” a run for attorney general, should Andrew Cuomo decide he’s not going to seek re-election to the office.
“I’ve sought out the counsel of some people whose opinions I trust,” Donovan told me by phone this afternoon. Read More
ALBANY—Rick Lazio said he doesn’t see himself as a third-party candidate for governor.
“I haven’t really considered that point, because I don’t think I’ll ever get there. I’m really confident we’ll have the Republican nomination and the Conservative nomination,” Lazio told me by phone this afternoon. He’s taking all the attention he can Read More
As Rudy Giuliani slowly mulls a Senate bid, churns the rumor mill, and soaks in the positive poll numbers of an undeclared candidate who hasn’t held office in seven years, conservatives are getting impatient.
Mike Long, for one, would like to have a conservative candidate sometime soon. The Conservative Party chairman thinks Kirsten Read More
ALBANY—The Times is reporting an unsurprising piece of news: Rudy Giuliani will not run for governor, according to conversations he is having with associates.
Giuliani’s spokesman Maria Comela said that to say a decision has been made is “premature,” but many in Republican circles were not holding their breath for a Giuliani gubernatorial bid. Read More
SARANAC LAKE—Doug Hoffman and his supporters gathered here to proclaim a great victory, the first peak in a populist right-wing movement that would sweep the ruling class out of office starting with a win in this Congressional district. Instead, they came up short, settling with a campaign that asserted conservative dominance over the Read More
PLATTSBURGH—For Mike Long, chairman of the New York State Conservative Party, a win for Doug Hoffman in the race to replace John McHugh would be worth more than just a seat in Congress.
“Whether Hoffman wins or not, the Conservative Party has clearly driven the action in that race,” said Bruce Gyory, a political Read More
ALBANY—Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said he would give a “warm welcome” to Dede Scozzafava if she were to switch into his conference.
Scozzafava ended her congressional bid Saturday and, after talking with Representative Steve Israel, Silver, Chuck Schumer and Andrew Cuomo, decided to endorse the Democratic Party’s candidate Bill Owens on Sunday. Republican leaders Read More
ALBANY—More than 200 people showed up at the New York Athletic Club Thursday night–overlooking Central Park–for a reception hosted by the state Conservative Party. George Pataki was one of them. He wasn’t scheduled to speak at the event, which was held to honor former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton.
But the ex-governor–a moderate, particularly by national Read More