Fernando Ferrer endorsed City Council challenger Peter Gleason on the City Hall steps just now, saying he won’t be just another “go-along-to-get-along face in the crowd.”
It seemed like a clear dig at Alan Gerson, the affable incumbent who was in court this morning trying to get back on the ballot after filing Read More
This Friday is a preview screening for a documentary about Sheldon Silver’s first Democratic primary challenge in 20 years, called “Excuse Me, Mr. Speaker…”
It’s 71 minutes long, and will debut at 9 p.m. at the Tribeca Cinema, a part of the VisionFest Film Festival, according to the film’s director, Justin Sullivan.
Sullivan basically followed Read More
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is conducting a robocall in his district to inform constituents that he helped get $7 million from the state budget to keep Governors Island open this summer.
It was forwarded by a reader who recently received it. The call is unusual since Silver, and other state lawmakers, Read More
Hillary Clinton just sent out this email in which she says of her “friend” Sheldon Silver that "New York is lucky to have Shelly Silver fighting for us in Albany."
Paul Newell, if nothing else, continues to attract the heavy artillery. Read More
Paul Newell, dressed in a beige suit, his pockets stuffed with palm cards, was standing on the steps of St. Mary’s Church on Grand Street Sunday afternoon, stopping any parishioner he could get in front of to tell them that he’d been endorsed by every daily newspaper in New York City.
Two blocks away, Read More
Here’s a mailer going out to voters in Sheldon Silver’s district highlighting his bungled responses to two alleged sexual assaults committed by one of his top aides at the time, Michael Boxley. Boxley was indicted in the second case.
The mailer includes excerpts from news articles highlighting the 2001 and 2003 incidents, and Read More
Here’s some non-Minnesota news: Sheldon Silver has been out-paced in fund-raising by one of his Democratic primary challengers, Paul Newell, a community activist.
In the pre-primary filing report (which candidates are required to file 11 days before the primary), Newell raised $40,015. In that same time period, Silver raised Read More
The good government group Citizens Union declined to endorse Sheldon Silver or either of the candidates challenging him in the Democratic primary this fall.
In explaining the decision, C.U. wrote, “[Silver] needed to embrace and advance a broader agenda of reform issues that included a nonpartisan redistricting commission, greater transparency in, and public scrutiny Read More
Here’s Paul Newell, the Democratic challenger who Assembly Speaker Sheldon conveniently can’t remember.
Newell is in Denver (he’s an Obama delegate) and has a message about Silver’s apparent amnesia.
Something else Silver might be interested in: Newell is being followed by a guy with a camera, Justin Sullivan, who told me he’s making an Read More
Sheldon Silver will get another chance to remember Paul Newell when the challenger arrives in Denver.
Newell, a community organizer, is also an elected Obama delegate, but has been missing from the convention events so far. I called to inquire and he replied via text message (so fancy!), saying he’ll be here tomorrow. Read More