For Republican Congressman Pete King—who only recently ruled out a Senate run against a seemingly safe but possibly vulnerable Democrat—watching Scott Brown’s improbable victory last night gave him a flicker of pause.
“For a brief moment I thought, ‘God, that could have been me,’” Mr. King told me this afternoon.
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In the semantic struggle over terror, President Obama ceded some ground yesterday. And that made Rudy Giuliani happy.
“I’m very hopeful that President Obama turned a corner yesterday,” Rudy Giuliani told George Stephanpoulos on Good Morning America today. “He first used the words–thank goodness–’war on terror.’ He hasn’t done that since Read More
ALBANY—Assemblyman Jim Tedisco had some advice for his colleague Dede Scozzafava, who like he did last spring, is running in a special Congressional election: stay the course.
“Just keep working hard,” Tedisco told me by phone. “It’s always a battle when somebody tries to distort your record. The Democrats are very good at Read More
ALBANY—A new poll finds Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, though still not particularly popular, at least making progress. A quarter the voters surveyed saying they are prepared to vote for her in 2010, up from 20 percent in March.
Gillibrand has been working to raise her profile since she was appointed in January, Read More
ALBANY—Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, in town for the Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner, told reporters social issues are not the path to success for New York Republicans.
"The Republican Party does best when it organizes around economic issues and issues of national security. We end up getting back to being a majority Read More
–compiled by Azi Paybarah and Jimmy Vilekind
Pete King says he is completely confident that he will win reelection tonight, and he is still trying to figure out why, aside from a couple of questionable polls, anyone ever thought he was in trouble.
His answer: It was Newsday.
“It’s five hours to the polls, but based on everything I know, as Read More
Pete King has spent the last couple of weeks dismissing the notion that he’s in a close race, an impression that stems largely from a poll that showed him leading little-known challenger Democrat Dave Mejias by only two points. He argued that the polling firm, Constituent Dynamics, was unreliable because it used automated pollsters, Read More
Jason Horowitz takes a look at Pete King, a wartime congressman who, unlike most of his Republican colleagues and fellow candidates, isn’t scared of talking about the war. “I am what I am,” he said. He’s a hawk, but will that hurt him in November?
Choire Sicha hits the roads of Read More
We just heard from Pete King, who said he’s hoping that Michael Bloomberg’s testimony tomorrow before his homeland security committee in Congress will help reverse some of the recent cuts in homeland security funding for New York.
“He’s good, he’s been very outspoken on this issue all along, and he can cross party lines,” he Read More