Former state senator Roy Goodman of Manhattan released a statement today saying he’d like the stalemate in the Senate to be broken by a bipartisan commission.
Goodman, one of the last of the Rockefeller Republican types, recommends the following “individuals of the highest caliber” to serve on it:
Former governors George E. Pataki, Mario Cuomo Read More
Say what you want about her chances, but Carolyn Maloney is still acting like someone who actually means to challenge Kirsten Gillibrand for Senate next year.
She'd have to give up her House seat to do so. (Which is actually quite a good reason to believe that, at the Read More
City Councilman and comptroller candidate David Weprin raised $85,780 this filing period, and spent $183,760.
New numbers were just posted on the city Campaign Finance Board web site, and I'm going through them now. Weprin has a couple of interesting items.
He received four contributions of $2,500 from the campaign Read More
Manhattan Republican chair Jennifer Saul is not expected to make a decision in the next few days about whether to allow Michael Bloomberg to run in their primary.
"We will do our screening process before the assembled district leaders and members of the executive committee," said the organization's executive director, Jason Weingartner. "A vote Read More
After hisa press conference on Rudy Giuliani and the presidential race in midtown yesterday, I asked former congressman and Staten Island Borough President Guy Molinari about the Republican Party here in New York.
“We are struggling for survival–that’s how serious it is,” he told me.
To save it, it’s going Read More
A Democrat running for an open Assembly seat on Manhattan's East Side has spent more money than his Republican challenger has raised. Which is incredible if you consider how strong the East Side Republican establishment had once been.
Republican Greg Camp raised $42,760 and spent only $18.09 (“food for campaign staff”). Read More
Jessica Lappin, a candidate for City Council from the Upper East Side, has no problem explaining the difference between her candidacy and that of her opponent, Joel Zinberg.
“I’m a Democrat. I mean, that’s sort of the most obvious difference between us,” she said. “He’s a Republican, and I’m proud to be a Democrat, and Read More
Community Reluctant to Sacrifice
Park for Temporary U.N. Offices
Community outrage is mounting as the United Nations Development Corporation steps up its plan to claim Robert Moses Park, on First Avenue between 41st and 42nd streets, and replace it with a 35-story building. The building is needed, according to UNDC president and chief executive Read More
State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer says he is considering the possibility of a lawsuit to drag New York’s antiquated voting system into the 21st century. Mr. Spitzer told The Observer he preferred a legislative approach to achieve voting reform. But, he added, “I never rule out litigation when I think there’s a cause of action.” Read More
One of the last of New York’s Rockefeller Republicans directed his driver to pull off the New York Thruway en route to Albany on Nov. 27. Roy Goodman wanted to concentrate on a telephone conversation, because the subject at hand was the possible extinction of his career and, with it, a tradition of old-fashioned liberal Read More