ALBANY—At the end of his remarks at a holiday fund-raiser last night, David Paterson made a simple declaration: “I am running for governor in 2010.”
“If it doesn’t work out, I’m going to go on The View. They need a little affirmative action on The View,” Paterson said to laughs, according to one Read More
ALBANY—What went wrong?
Despite the spin, most everyone pushing for a bill legalizing same-sex marriage privately acknowledges that the 24-38 loss in the State Senate was a whopper, and while theories abound, there’s no clear explaination for how the bill was so soundly defeated.
Senator Eric Schneiderman started by blaming Republicans.
“If you Read More
ALBANY—The path is now truly clear for the State Senate to consider a bill legalizing same-sex marriage today.
The legislature is still in extraordinary session, so the measure had to be re-passed by the State Assembly to become law. That chamber has previously approved the bill twice, and affirmed it once again Read More
ALBANY—The Commission on Public Integrity has fined Darren Dopp, Eliot Spitzer's former communications director, $10,000 for "knowingly and intentionally using his official position as the Governor's Communications Director to obtain an unlawful benefit" in the Troopergate affair.
Dopp, now a lobbyist “media relations” consultant with Patricia Lynch Associates, was fined the maximum amount. Read More
Here are some more people of interest on Eliot Spitzer’s transition team:
Maureen Casey, Vice President at Giuliani Partners.
Ed Norton, the actor.
Dennis Rivera, president of SEIU 1199, whose members work in hospitals through out New York state, some of which may be closed because of recommendations from an independent panel due out Read More
Andrew Cuomo completed the trinity of law enforcement labor endoresements this morning when the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association’s president Pat Lynch pinned the group’s broach on Mr. Cuomo’s lapel at PBA headquarters.
But Lynch and the PBA haven’t always been behind Cuomo. The PBA, like many Democratic unions, took a pass on Cuomo during Read More
Would-be governor and sometime Spitzer-stalker Tom Suozzi lashed his rival earlier today for his “hypocritical stance” on the controversial Turning Stone Casino in Verona New York — and he raises some rather bold questions:
Did Eliot Spitzer, fearless crusader against Wall Street bad boys and white shoe scam-mongers, decide not to go after the Read More
Ben reports that the Spitzer people are “elated” to have Bill Weld out of the race, setting up the prospect of a campaign against a “known, predictable and conservative quantity.”
I don’t doubt it for a moment.
Interestingly, though, I heard from a Suozzi advisor yesterday who said that Faso was great for their Read More