ALBANY—As much as the fight in the 23rd Congressional district is ideological, it’s also becoming a local-versus-national fight, with support for Doug Hoffman, the Conservative Party’s nominee, coming from beyond the 11-county district and local Republicans generally standing by Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava.
Newt Gingrich touched on this earlier this week, when he 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
Newt Gingrich made waves on Monday night when he used an appearance on Greta Van Sustern’s Fox News show to take a subtle dig at Tim Pawlenty, Sarah Palin and Dick Armey – three of the big-name Republicans who have lent their support to Doug Hoffman’s third party congressional bid in the upstate 23rd Read More
ALBANY—Former House speaker Newt Gingrich never mentioned Doug Hoffman’s name during a radio appearance this morning, but had a clear message for Republicans in the 23rd Congressional District: “The vote you’re going to cast for a third-party candidate is going to guarantee the election of a Democrat. If you think that adding another vote Read More
ALBANY—Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava has launched her second television ad in her quest to replace John McHugh in Congress.
It’s the second spot from the Republican from Gouverneur, and unlike her first, it is not a completely positive endeavor. It’s a classic “contrast” spot.
The ad questions Democrat Bill Owens’ claim that he Read More
ALBANY—Assemblyman Jim Tedisco had some advice for his colleague Dede Scozzafava, who like he did last spring, is running in a special Congressional election: stay the course.
“Just keep working hard,” Tedisco told me by phone. “It’s always a battle when somebody tries to distort your record. The Democrats are very good at that. Read More
From the moment Barack Obama cleared 270 electoral votes on election night last November, this moment was inevitable: Nine months into his presidency, Republicans are ratcheting up the comparisons between 2010 and 1994 and the media is starting to ask, ‘What if?’
In a story in Sunday’s New York Times, Read More
Mike Long, the chairman of the New York State Conservative Party, isn’t buying the whole Giuliani for Governor thing.
“I don’t think he’s made any moves to establish the fact that he is running,” he said in a brief phone interview. “A person who is going to make a decision in 60 days would be Read More
On Tuesday, the nation’s first black president announced that he would like to place the first-ever Hispanic (and only the third-ever woman) on the Supreme Court. By Wednesday, virtually the entire Republican establishment—including the party’s most likely 2012 presidential candidates—had united in denouncing the move.
A “Latina woman racist,” is how Newt Read More
It’s Triple Crown season, and time (or just an excuse, maybe) for an early handicapping of the 2012 Republican presidential field.
As with horse racing, where the fastest horse out of the gate often fades in the stretch (like Big Drama in last Saturday’s Preakness), early speed in a presidential race Read More