Eric Gioia’s campaign for public advocate has hired Michael Oliva, a Democratic operative with an impressive record of getting judges elected.
Oliva also has a knack for creating campaign literature that doesn’t look like something I immediately want to throw away.
(The signature at the bottom of his emails include Read More
ALBANY—The state's highest court has moved to suspend Nora Anderson, who was elected as a Surrogate judge in November.
The move comes three days before Anderson would have started to hear cases. be sworn in. She was already the subject of a hearing by the Commission on Judicial Conduct related to a Read More
Michael Oliva, the consultant who helped get Nora Anderson elected as a Surrogate Court judge in Manhattan, confirmed he spoke with a grand jury yesterday about a $225,000 loan his client received from one of her campaign contributors.
The loan was made by Seth Rubenstein, an attorney in Brooklyn who employed Anderson before Read More
The New York Times had a story this morning about Devin Cohen, a judicial candidate whose failure to file taxes didn’t prevent him from getting elected to the Civil Court in Brooklyn.
Before the election, a reader received this mailer from Devlin’s opponent, Roger Adler. It’s pretty blunt, and even include Read More
A former press guy for Howard Dean and Mark Green endorsed Assembly challenger Paul Newell, surrogate candidate Nora Anderson, and incumbent State Senator Marty Connor.
Brooklyn Papers endorsed Kevin Powell for congress, Dan Squadron over Marty Connor for State Senate, and Mike McMahon for congress.
Newell attacked Read More
In a July 28 letter to New York County Democratic Leader Herman "Denny" Farrell, Surrogate’s Court candidate Milton Tingling said, if elected, he won’t let people who hold positions in the Democratic party to get work through the court.
The letter, which was forwarded to me by the campaign, says: “Public confidence in the Read More
A Manhattan Surrogate’s Court candidate, Milton Tingling, is calling on the attorney general to investigate the $225,000 loan received by one of his opponents, Nora Anderson.
The loan was disclosed in Anderson’s campaign finance filing (for the period of January 12-July 11, 2008) and the money came from Seth Rubenstein, Read More
The Stonewall Democratic Club, one of the city’s largest gay political clubs, held an endorsement meeting last night.
According to a club member, here is who the club is endorsing in a few key races:
-Challenger Kevin Powell over incumbent Representative Ed Towns
-Incumbent State Senator Marty Connor over insurgent Dan Squadron Read More
David Dinkins has been named campaign chairman for Manhattan Surrogate’s Court candidate Milton Tingling. The campaign also announced that Charlie Rangel will serve as honorary chair. Ravi Batra (of Law and Order fame) is serving as the finance chair.
It just adds a bit more name recognition to this competitive, quiet Read More