Republican Congressman Pete King today took aim at the Tea Party, launching a PAC to promote what he dubs “common sense” candidates–and lay the groundwork for his potential run for president.
Speaking to Politicker by phone as he drove across New Hampshire, Mr. King said the new effort, unveiled today in the crucial early voting state, was aimed at helping Republican candidates who reject the Tea Party’s isolationist, anti-government message.
A new political action committee founded to boost Republican mayoral hopeful Joe Lhota has received a major cash infusion courtesy of the Koch family.
David Koch and his wife, Julia, have each contributed $145,050 to “New Yorkers for Proven Leadership,” which will begin airing television ads tomorrow touting the former MTA chairman and deputy mayor, sources said.
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A new generation of super-PAC-like groups have begun to pour money into the city’s races, and several candidates are certainly benefiting.
Former Comptroller Bill Thompson has already been boosted by more than $650,000 in spending on his behalf from groups formed by two of the city’s major unions, according to new disclosure statements filed with the city’s campaign finance board today.
At Ground Zero the memorial trees are springtime-green and the waterfalls are up and running, but there remains much to do. Besides the various incomplete towers, slow progress continues on the transit hub that fills the space beneath the site, where the Port Authority is laying the foundation for another long-delayed project: the Performing Arts Read More