No drama here.
Just a light schedule starting at 7:45 a.m. tomorrow, when Hillary Clinton meets with firemen and union leaders for a post-election breakfast in midtown.
Then, according to her agenda, she’s off to thank all the voters other parts of the state: Long Island, Rochester, Albany, Syracuse and Cheektowaga.
–Azi Paybarah 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
Hillary was hawkish on North Korea, less aggressive on universal health care, and non-committal about 2008. There were no questions about gay marriage, abortion, and Hillary didn’t wear her cross. Best slip was when John Spencer said he did not support building a 2,000-mile fence along the US-Mexico border which, according to Read More
According to our man in Rochester, Choire Sicha, pre-debate excitement is already starting.
“A rowdy crowd of 15, count ‘em, 15 folks have turned out to loudly protest for…. ‘marriage equality,’ of all things.”
Hillary Clinton has said earlier that she supports “full equality for people in committed relationships.”
– Azi Paybarah Read More
A phone bank in midtown to help Democrats take the state senate starts calling people at 6:15
NY1 has a town hall meeting 7 p.m.
RNN has an AG debate at 7 p.m.
DFNYC’s research and advocacy group meets at 72nd Street at 7:15
Candidates in the Brooklyn 11th congressional Read More
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Rep. Patrick Kennedy said Friday he was entering treatment for addiction to prescription pain medication, a decision made after a highly publicized car crash near the Capitol that the congressman said he cannot recall. Kennedy, D-R.I., said he would seek immediate treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Read More
Roll Call (subscription) reported yesterday that a poll prepared for Randy Kuhl’s Democratic challenger, Eric Massa, has the Republican leading by three points, which is within the 4.4 percent error margin.
Although in a Republican dominated district, Kuhl is one incumbent of many that Democrats believe they can oust Read More
The weekend-long 30th annual delegate assembly of The National Education Association/New York kicks off tomorrow in Rochester with Eliot Spitzer and author Jonathan Kozol expected to address the delegates.
Tom Suozzi and Assemblyman Michael Gianaris will speak on separate panels at a symposium on reapportionment hosted by Citizens Union at The Newman Center Read More
The Democrat running for Senate in Missouri is still avoiding Hillary like the plague.
Which says nothing positive about Hillary ’08, however she does in Rochester. Read More
I’m not sure if anyone Downstate has picked up on an important new report from the Rochester-based Center for Government Research yet, but it seems to provide some serious ammunition for the way New Yorkers see their relationship with Albany.
The report tracks lawmakers’ discretionary spending on community projects — the New York Read More