A Democratic source called with some early numbers in the Nassau race:
52 percent for Democrat Craig Johnson and 48 percent for Republican Maureen O’Connell, with about 30 percent of the precincts reporting in [numbers updated].
This source also said that the districts which were expected to go heavily for the Republicans haven’t reported Read More
Rudy Giuliani and Hillary Clinton are campaigning into Nassau’s 7th Senate district today, highlighting the importance of the race.
There’s been talk that if Republicans lose this seat, other GOP state Senators may abandon ship, putting every statewide elected office and both houses of the state legislature into Democratic hands. (Can anyone say Read More
Hillary Clinton’s first major fund-raiser in New York is this week.
A comptroller vote is near with Tom DiNapoli as the front-runner, reports Fred Dicker.
Candidates in Nassau’s special election are slugging it out.
Jonathan Hicks looks at ethnic politics in Brooklyn’s special election.
Eliot Spitzer is Read More
Here are two fliers from 1199 SEIU and CSEA on behalf of Republican Maureen O’Connell. The full pieces are here and here.
The fliers, which will be hitting mailboxes in Nassau shortly (if not already), tie O’Connell to health care issues in a way that’s hard to argue with. (What’s the Read More
Here’s a robo call that was made and sponsored by 1199 SEIU and CSEA on behalf of Republican state senate candidate Maureen O’Connell in Nassau [updated].
The caller identifies herself as “Mary Duffy,” a nurse and mother of four in Mineola. It’s a short, pragmatic delivery whose message can be distilled Read More
The Times endorsed Howard Weitzman for comptroller.
Of the three recommendations, Mr. Weitzman is clearly the best fit. As Nassau’s comptroller, and a partner in a top-four accounting firm before that, he has the strongest background, and he has shown in his current job that he can be steadfastly independent. Ms. Stark is Read More
Two City Hall staffers have taken a leave from their jobs at the Community Assistance Unit to work on the campaign of Republican Maureen O’Connell in Nassau, according to a City Hall insider.
The staffers helping O’Connell are Fred Kreizman and Matt Gorton. (Kreizman’s cell phone message, when I called, said that he’d be out Read More
Tom DiNapoli is circulating a letter to colleagues outlining reasons why he should be the next state comptroller.
In keeping with prevailing theme of political independence, DiNapoli stresses a willingness to work with Republicans in the legislature.
“While I am certainly a proud Democrat, I have never hesitated to work with my Republican colleagues Read More
“Welcome to my house.”
That’s how the ever-affable Senator Malcolm Smith greeted some people who arrived at Gracie Mansion last night for Mayor Bloomberg’s annual party with state Senators, according to one attendee.
It was a bi-partisan affair, with guests including senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno, Manhattan senators Tom Duane, Liz Kruger, Deputy Mayor Kevin Read More
Here’s a look at some numbers for the people running for that state Senate seat that Republican Michael Balboni is vacating in Nassau County.
The Republicans are now backing Maureen O’Connell, who in 2005 won a countywide election for Nassau County Clerk, and who served in the Assembly since 1999, making Read More