Mark Green is swearing off opposition research, even though–or perhaps because–he, more than any of his opponents, stands to be on the receiving end of some of it. (For now, Green's superior name recognition, and the poll numbers, make it more or less inevitable that he will be the target of Read More
–compiled by Azi Paybarah and Jimmy Vilekind Read More
ALBANY—A Democratic source confirms that Kirsten Gillibrand has hired Roberto Ramirez, of Mirram Group, as a consultant.
The source said Ramirez had a hand in arranging a round of phone calls to Latino elected officials who were set to publicly oppose Gillibrand yesterday because of her poor record on immigration. That event has Read More
Here’s Sheldon Silver playfully introducing Democratic County Leader Jose Rivera, also an assemblyman, at the Bronx Democratic County Dinner last night.
Silver told the crowd that Rivera was “in the Assembly for five years and he went to Albany Medical Center and the doctor told him to go on light duty. So, he went to Read More
Here is the negative ad done by Roberto Ramirez and Luis Miranda of the Mirram Group on Eliot Spitzer’s health care spending cuts.
Also finally got in touch with a spokesman for Mirram to ask, among other things, whether the commercial signaled a change in attitude towards Spitzer.
Citing company policy, he offered no Read More
Some of the television commercials slamming Eliot Spitzer’s health care spending plan were made by Roberto Ramirez and Luis Miranda, consultants who helped elect him, according to an informed reader.
The ad, which I haven’t seen yet, shows footage of a busy emergency room and suggests there could be long lines there if Spitzer’s plan Read More
What did people think of Eliot Spitzer’s first State of the State address?
Mike Bloomberg told reporters he looked through Spitzer’s speech at 8:30 a.m. this morning and “there are very few things in the speech that I could ever quibble with. They’d only be in degrees.”
About Ground Zero, which Spitzer said was developing Read More
Roberto Ramirez’s former chief of staff, now a lobbyist, is Spitzer’s choice for secretary of state. Let the finger-wagging begin!
Liz Benjamin, who broke the “Hevesi to resign” story last night, says the comptroller is going to have a very bad day tomorrow.
She also says some Republicans are Read More
In his sophomore year at the New York Military Academy near West Point, Joel Rivera and his friends noticed something that made for an unusual sight at the campus: a limousine.
“We’re like, ‘What is this?’ and keep watching—a princess from one of the countries in the Middle East or whatever. This is a girl Read More
The erudite professor of practical politics, Roberto Ramirez, wasn’t wrong when he told The New York Times that the late Mayoral candidacy of Fernando Ferrer may have paved the way for a more successful Latino candidate in the future. As the failed Presidential campaign of Al Smith begat John F. Kennedy, as Percy Sutton’s attempt Read More