Guess who engineered Republican Dede Scozzafava’s endorsement of her erstwhile Democratic opponent, Bill Owens, in New York’s newly, temporarily famous 23rd District?
Naturally, it was the president’s Brooklyn-based, “no fingerprints” political fixer Patrick Gaspard–who was last seen urging Governor David Paterson to go along quietly into New York’s political night–reports Jason Read More
ALBANY—Attorney General Andrew Cuomo doesn't usually put out a "public schedule" like some other elected figures, but today he did, to let us know he'll be in Washington meeting with the president.
PUBLIC SCHEDULE FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL ANDREW M. CUOMO
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2009
Attorney General Cuomo is in Washington, D.C.
1:15PM Attends meeting with Read More
I and a few other reporters were looking forward to attending Greg Meeks’ event tonight in Queens, where the list of honored guests includes Patrick Gaspard, the House aide whose reported attempt to convince David Paterson not to run in 2010 caused such chaos recently.
Gaspard, who is working on a health care Read More
The public advocate debate last night focused a lot more on politics than on policies, which Julie Bosman noted. After the debate, I asked Bill de Blasio what he thought of the White House involvement in the governor’s race.
De Blasio worked with Andrew Cuomo, who benefited politically from the maneuver, and has Read More
It was supposed to be a coup de grace administered, clinically and quietly, to a writhing, mortally wounded Paterson administration. But the White House’s attempt to spare likely about-to-be-governor Andrew Cuomo the unsightly task of getting David Paterson out of the picture has only made things messier.
All of a sudden, what should have been Read More
John Sununu served as President George H.W. Bush’s chief of staff from 1989 to December 1991, when he was forced to resign after it was revealed that he’d billed the government for personal travel (including a trip via a government car from Washington to New York to buy stamps at an auction). He also alienated Read More
Here’s an invitation for Representative Greg Meeks’ annual congressional award gala on October 2 in Queens. Among the honorees is Patrick Gaspard, Obama’s political director.
Both Meeks and Gaspard are reported to have carried the message from Barack Obama to David Paterson telling him not to run next year.
The event is Read More
Al Sharpton had just stepped out of a meeting with Barack Obama.
It was January 2007, and he was down in the Obama Senate office during a trip to Washington to meet with a number of Democratic presidential contenders. Mr. Obama had been almost uncannily pitch-perfect, Mr. Sharpton thought, hitting every talking Read More
Councilman Hiram Monserrate may have slightly overstated his support in his upcoming race to unseat his fellow Democrat, State Senator John Sabini.
During an interview last night on “I also understand that this time, I have some support that I didn’t have two years ago,” Monserrate said, around the 7:30 mark. “Namely Assemblyman Peralta, Read More
As the media fades to irrelevance in the last days of the campaign, the people who matter are the ones doing Get Out the Vote, GOTV to the insiders.
And a major Bloomberg campaign player who has, until now, escaped notice is Maura Keaney. On loan from the union UNITE HERE, she’s running Mike’s Read More