ALBANY Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith was scheduled to speak at two events this afternoon, but missed both.
"He's in negotiations," said Travis Proulx, a spokesman.
Exactly where he's negotiating not clear. A gaggle of reporters, include including myself, just spent some time traipsing around the Capitol in search of Smith, but couldn't find Read More
Yep, that’s Tom Ognibene, the Republican who ran a primary against Michael Bloomberg in 2005 (and more recently lost a City Council primary), at this morning's campaign kick-off event for Eric Ulrich, who is running for City Council.
Ulrich, also a Republican, is running for the seat being vacated by Joe Addabbo, Read More
BUFFALO—With wins against two incumbent Republican State Senators—Caesar Trunzo and Serf Maltese—Democrats have taken control of the State Senate, and will convene in Albany later today to hash out their agenda.
It is the first time Democrats have controlled the State Senate in 40 years. (The winner of the race between Democrat Read More
The score stands at 31-29.
That's the tally oin the State Senate, with Republicans holding a one-seat lead, a razor-thin hold on the chamber that the party has controlled for almost all of the last 70 years.
In past election cycles, the overall contest has come down to a few competitive districts. This year, Read More
A new poll from Siena College [PDF] of six key State Senate races show Democrats on the verge of ousting an incumbent on Long Island, and successfully defending a seat in Erie County, but losing in Buffalo–and possibly even in Queens.
If the results of the Siena poll hold on Election Day, Read More
Michael Bloomberg says he’s gotten past whatever differences he may have had with Republican State Senator Serf Maltese of Queens, and even wants to help him get re-elected. (The better do give Bloomberg’s Senate Republican allies a chance of clinging to the majority.)
Maltese says he and the mayor have “kissed and made Read More
Serf Maltese, the Republican State Senator facing a tough re-election race against Democratic City Councilman Joe Addabbo, is getting help from two billionaires today.
First, Michael Bloomberg will campaign with Maltese in his Western Queens district this afternoon. Read More
Michael Bloomberg will make his first campaign appearance with Republican State Senator Serf Maltese of Queens, who is in a tight race for re-election against Democrat Joe Addabbo, a City Councilman.
Bloomberg, an independent, has spoken openly about the need to help Republicans maintain their control of the State Senate since Democrats already control Read More
A reader forwards these mailers being distributed in the two competitive State Senate districts in the city, paid for by the Planned Parenthood of New York City Action Fund.
The image above characterizes longtime incumbent Republican Serf Maltese as old and out-of-touch, an idea that has become something of a default for Democrats Read More