ALBANY—In August, Larry Bulman wasn’t convinced Bill Owens would win his race to replace John McHugh in Congress.
“It’s simple: boots on the ground,” Bulman, the Saratoga County Democratic chairman and the political director for the plumbers and steamfitters union, told me over lunch. “Which means union support. That’s how we won Read More
ALBANY—Could Doug Hoffman actually win a seat in Congress?
He’s been cast, understandably, in the spoiler role—the guy running to the right of Republican Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava, who would siphon off enough votes from her that Bill Owens, the Democratic Party’s nominee, would win the race to replace John McHugh. But the legs 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
A reader sends along this memo from Arlen Specter’s (brief) 1996 presidential campaign. In it, consultant Roger Stone outlines a strategy based on the notion that the “strength of the ‘Religious Right’ in Republican primaries is overestimated.” Read More
Prompted, I presume, by that Page Six item this morning suggesting that Eliot Spitzer is considering a run for attorney general in 2010, Roger Stone sent me this otherwise-out-of-the-blue email:
Spitzer for AG in 2010 ? Not while I am breathing.
Liberal billionaire George Soros and members of his family have contributed a little more than $1 million into state campaign coffers since 2000, with nearly all of it going to help Democrats in the State Senate.
Already this year, George, his son Robert, Robert’s wife, Melissa, and another son, Jonathan, contributed $199,500. George, Read More
Former Assemblyman Ryan Karben, who was forced from office for allegations that he acted inappropriately with an intern, said his thoughts are with his friend Eliot Spitzer.
“I just feel terrible for Eliot and his family and he’s been a terrific public servant and he deserves some time to figure things out,” Karben told me Read More
Here are some more reactions from the big Democratic victory in last night’s special election, which cut the Republican majority in the state Senate down to one seat.
Roger Stone: “A coup in the Senate would be a power-grab but Malcolm Smith might find he doesn’t have all the Democrats. Remember the Read More
It doesn’t get better (weirder?) than this, really. From an advisory that hit my inbox just now: Roger Stone
will provide political analysis for Al-Jazeera – ENGLISH
from 8pm EST to 11pm EST,
Today January 29th, 2008.
It can be seen in the United States live on the Internet at: Read More
When Governor Eliot Spitzer announced his support for the Democratic candidate on the day before this week’s election for district attorney on Staten Island—the only competitive race in the whole city—he did so via press release.
He did not hold a press conference with the candidate, and he didn’t visit the district to campaign. Read More