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
POUGHKEEPSIE—Today is the first court appearance of the campaigns of Assemblyman Jim Tedisco and Democratic Scott Murphy, where they will begin haggling over the 10,000 absentee ballots cast in the race to replace Kirsten Gillibrand, which ended with the men separated by mere dozens of votes.
The Republican State Committee Read More
With Republicans making such a fuss over Eliot Spitzer’s plan to allow illegal immigrants to obtain New York State driver’s licenses, it’s worth remembering that the idea was introduced in the state Senate last year by a Republican.
Nick Spano of Westchester, who by Read More
Hillary Clinton had a small fund-raiser at the 57th Street and 8th Avenue home of Mike DelGuidice last night that featured a number of big Democratic names: Bill Clinton, Terry McAulliffe, former New Jersey Governor Jim Florio and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, among others.
There were also at least two Republicans.
One was Read More
Three days into the new administration, the Empire State Pride Agenda released its ranking of state lawmakers and their positions on gay marriage.
The ranking shows some recent movement towards the pro- side in the Assembly, with a total 47 members who have now at least “indicated support”, up from 35 when the Read More
Hillary Clinton acknowledged she’s thinking about running but said she won’t decide until after January 1.
George Pataki’s pick for a job on the Public Service Commission, Nick Spano, doesn’t want it.
Eliot Spitzer will not use his family fortune to fund future campaigns.
Ben notes that the Read More
With 100% of precincts reporting, unofficial results have Andrea Stewart-Cousins beating incumbent Westchester state Senator Nick Spano: 41,369 to 39,224.
Kos sums up the conflicted attitude some Democrats and liberals are having today.
The American Prospect is overjoyed with this year and sees better days on the Read More
How long does Alan Hevesi have to enjoy his victory, if he wins?
How long does it take Republicans to get out the knives for state chairman Stephen Minarik? Who will replace him?
How many votes will decide this year’s rematch between Nick Spano and Andrea Stewart-Cousins?
Does John Sweeney hold on? Or does he Read More
Westchester’s Nick Spano recently became the first Republican State Senator to express support [link added] for gay marriage, putting him at odds with majority leader Joe Bruno and his Republican colleagues.
But Spano argues that only a Republican can talk sense to Republicans, and that he’d make an effective catalyst for change Read More
Writing in the comments section on Urban Elephants, Forgotten Man wonders, “Is Eliot Spitzer that good or are Republicans that bad?”
Ben has some deep thoughts relating Rupert Murdoch, and sees proof that Bloomberg 2008 is getting more serious.
In the state’s most hotly contest legislative race, Empire State Pride Read More