Gov. Andrew Cuomo today did his best to undermine his new Republican challenger, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, suggesting Mr. Astorino might not even win his own primary.
Even as Mr. Astorino appears likely to become the Republican nominee–the only other prominent candidate, Donald Trump, said he would only run unopposed–Mr. Cuomo nevertheless cast doubt on Mr. Astorino.
“I’ve seen the movie before. I’ve run for governor before, obviously. That’s how you become governor, to state the obvious,” he said this morning, speaking on The Capitol Pressroom radio show.
There is a long road ahead—that much is certain.
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to create 90,000 new units of affordable housing and preserve an additional 110,000 units over the next 10 years will require the support of not only Albany and Washington, D.C., but also many of the real estate industry’s key players in addition to city resources.
The downfall of Steve Levy is an “embarrassment” to the Republican leaders who wanted him to be their party’s gubernatorial nominee, said one Republican operative.
Yesterday, Levy settled a 16-month investigation into his fund-raising practices by handing over his entire $4 million campaign account to the Suffolk County District Attorney and pledged Read More
The New York Conservative Party held their annual fundraiser at the midtown Sheraton last night, but the talk of the evening wasn’t on the election in two weeks but the one in two years as 2012 possible presidential hopeful, South Dakota Senator John Thune, delivered the keynote address.
“I appreciate being in New York because Read More
This has been a summer of discontent, locally and nationally. The economy remains lackluster at best, demagogues are exploiting the nation’s anxieties and politicians seem either overwhelmed or clueless.
Locally, confidence in state government is (or should be) at rock bottom. The Legislature remains a laughing stock, and Governor Paterson simply is the wrong man Read More
A new Q Poll out today shows more good news for Andrew Cuomo.
He leads Republican Rick Lazio by more than 30 points, and Tea Party favorite Carl Paladino by close to 40. But 63 percent of New Yorkers say the attorney general has not done enough to explain how he would fix Read More
Ground Zero Mosque
For days now the New York State Democratic Party has been pumping out releases that have openly wondered if JP Morgan–unencumbered thanks to the recent Citizens United ruling which allows corporations to spend without limit in elections–would start pouring money in Rick Lazio’s campaign for governor.
The releases have left some Read More
At a White House dinner celebrating the start of Ramadan last night, President Obama came out forcefully in favor of the Ground Zero Mosque:
Let me be clear: as a citizen, and as President, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country. That includes the Read More
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In late June, The New York Times reported that Andrew Cuomo had backed off a campaign pledge of a couple of years ago, when he said he wouldn’t accept certain special-interest donations over $10,000, opting instead to take contributions more than five times that Read More
Jay Jacobs, chair of the state Democratic Party, slammed G.O.P gubernatorial nominee Rick Lazio for failing to publicly take a position on the financial regulatory overhaul that just passed Congress.
In a release, he noted that Senate candidate David Malpass and Harry Wilson have stated positions. Both oppose it. Read More