ALBANY—Emerging from a thirty-minute closed-door meeting with David Paterson, legislative leaders said they are still working on a deal on the mid-year deficit and hoped it could pass soon, but Paterson insisted we’re still in Armageddonous territory.
“I don’t know why people are walking out of here saying they’re very close to a deal. Read More
If Bill de Blasio, Eric Gioia or Norman Siegel is going to win the Democratic primary for public advocate, one or more of them will have to damage Mark Green, probably by bringing up some of the less appealing political chapters in his past. They know this.
The catch: They're all waiting for someone else Read More
A few interesting bits from the campaign finance filings of some of the public advocate candidates:
In this latest filing period, from January 12 to March 11, Mark Green raised $143,285, but has only paid two bills so far, totaling $17,621. Those bills were for a campaign office and for a $16,006 poll Read More
Here’s an email soliciting enthusiasm for Mark Green’s entry into the public advocate’s race. It includes a New York Times article in which Green floated the idea.
The senders—who are identifying themselves here as “Friends of Mark Green”—are Paul Rivera, who managed Tom Suozzi’s 2006 gubernatorial primary against Eliot Spitzer; Anne Strahle, Read More
A day after Kim Devlin’s official departure, Tom Suozzi’s campaign still says that all is rosy.
David Chauvin, a Suozzi spokesman, said that “there is a renewed sense of energy” and that they feel very “fortunate to have Paul Rivera, who is hitting the ground running. There is a new level of excitement because Read More
As mentioned, we don’t really buy the parallel, though that doesn’t mean Freddy couldn’t capture some energy from the Los Angeles contest.
There’s some more discussion of the two Hispanic candidates, however, in Newsweek today, including some interesting back-and-forth with Bill Lynch. (And don’t miss the Paul Rivera cameo.)
And Howard Jordan, writing Read More