Representative Nydia Velazquez endorsed Cy Vance for Manhattan district attorney this morning, saying that he “has always been against the death penalty” and that “is, to me, a very big, fundamental position.”
Vance and Velazquez were joined by Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum on the steps of City Hall, surrounded by supporters carrying “Women for Vance” Read More
As part of her continuing effort to become primary-proof, Kirsten Gillibrand announced on the steps of City Hall today the support of two more Democratic members of Congress, Ed Towns and Nydia Velazquez.
"I'm extremely grateful," said Gillibrand, as she stood flanked by the two representatives in front of four reporters and one Read More
The Working Families Party is enlisting help to put pressure on Michael Bloomberg for his refusal to accept an invitation to participate in a debate.
The WFP, one of the debate organizers, has launched an online petition saying the mayoral campaign is “already overloaded” with sound bites, and notes that Read More
The crowd was large. The signs – blue and green with three stars – were waved. And the message from the candidate, John Liu, was clear.
"This is an amazing day, and something I’ve prepared for for a long time," he said at his campaign kick-off yesterday on the steps of City Hall. "This Read More
City Council candidate Francisco Moya is really hitching his wagon to Barack Obama's success.
“Yes We Can” is the name of Moya’s party, according to the petitions he handed in to the Board of Elections. (Like all special elections, the February 24 contest is nonpartisan, and requires candidates to make up party Read More
ALBANY—New Yorkers seem to be getting used to the idea of Caroline Kennedy in the Senate as she "campaigns" for Hillary Clinton's seat.
A Siena Poll conducted last week — before Kennedy came out and officially expressed interest in the seat — found she was almost even with Attorney General Read More
In a new poll from Marist College, New York voters are evenly split on who they want to see replace Hillary Clinton in the United States Senate, with 25 percent saying Caroline Kennedy, and 25 percent saying Andrew Cuomo.
Twenty-six percent say they’re not sure who should fill the upcoming vacancy.
Among Democrats, Read More
The chatter about replacing Hillary Clinton in the Senate has focused, on a largely speculative basis, on the likes of Andrew Cuomo (won statewide, can raise money, takes him out of 2010 run against the governor), Nydia Velazquez (a “twofer”), Tom Suozzi (helps Paterson with white Catholic Read More
ALBANY—As a candidate to replace Hillary Clinton when she becomes secretary of state, Representative Kirsten Gillibrand is thought to be an attractive option because she represents an upstate district and would be the only woman to hold an elected statewide post.
But the head of the New York chapter of the Read More
Jennifer 8. Lee noted today that a number of Hillary Clinton's would-be successors were in one place this week when Governor David Paterson visited the New York congressional delegation in Washington D.C.
Among the most talked-about potential promotees in the delegation are Brian Higgins, who has the distinction of not being from New Read More