A little bit more about that SurveyUSA poll showing Michael Bloomberg widening his lead over Bill Thompson.
The results were a little bit of a surprise, at least if you believed the last poll, which showed Thompson gaining on Bloomberg.
The difference can be explained, in part, by the the way the Read More
It's slightly odd timing, but Bill Thompson's campaign just announced a list of campaign staffers they've hired. Some were already known, but at least one caught my eye: Carly Lindauer. Lindauer recently left the P.R. firm Sunshine, Sachs & Associates, where one of her clients was the state Democratic Party. She'll be the Read More
NBC News execs announced today that Republican strategist and McCain confidant Mike Murphy is joining NBC News and MSNBC as a contributor.
On Monday, in a column in The New York Times, Bill Kristol suggested that Mr. Murphy–who helped craft Mr. McCain’s failed bid for the Republican nomination for Read More
Adolfo Carrion’s communications director, Mike Murphy, is leaving for a job with the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation.
While it’s a loss for Carrion, it’s something of a win that Murphy wasn’t hired by another city comptroller candidate.
That’s more or less what happened with John Collins, who was hired by Anthony Weiner, a Read More
For the love of God, please stop enabling them.
“Only 39 days until the Iowa caucuses,” Tim Russert gravely intoned over the dramatic John Williams “Meet the Press” score. “The Democratic race: too close to call. The Republican race: too close to call. Which issues, policies, strategies will resonate?”
If Mr. Russert really wanted a Read More
Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion is picking up a new communications person: Mike Murphy, the City Hall stalwart currently on staff with Queens Councilman Peter Vallone, Jr.
In addition to picking up a seasoned communications staffer, Carrion must be enjoying the fact that he’s bringing a Boston native to work in Read More
History will remember Election Day 2000 for its uncertain result. But in New York, the results were anything but mixed. Never mind Al Gore’s big victory here; that was expected. The loud and clear message came in the U.S. Senate race. Hillary Rodham Clinton, one of the most polarizing figures in American politics, won a Read More
When Mike Murphy came to New York last spring to take charge of Rick Lazio’s Senate campaign, the state Republican establishment was immediately suspicious. He was a self-styled renegade consulting genius–long hair, hipster glasses, “GO NEG” vanity license plates. He was the force behind insurgent Presidential candidate John McCain, who lampooned Governor George Pataki as Read More
Not long after Rick Lazio officially took his place as the Republican Party’s nominee for U.S. Senate, members of Governor Pataki’s brain trust aligned themselves along the uppermost bleacher of the Buffalo Bisons’ baseball stadium, looking down on a parking-lot rally that featured the unveiling of the Lazio campaign bus, the “Mainstream Express.”
As rays Read More