ALBANY—Bill Owens has been to two fund-raisers outside his district in the last week.
Last Wednesday, he attended a $1,000-a-head fundraiser at the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee in Washington, D.C. According to a person who was there, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Representatives Joe Crowley, Nita Lowey and Scott Murphy Read More
The brief interlude between Representative Carolyn Maloney's threats to challenge Kirsten Gillibrand in a primary is apparently over.
In the letters section of today's Times, Maloney writes that she takes issue with a June 18 column by Gail Collins, which bitingly gave Maloney points for honesty for "rather proudly" saying, "I Read More
ALBANY—Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm Smith will not, in fact, give the keynote address at the Jefferson County Democratic Dinner in Watertown this evening, but the event will still prove to be a major mixer for candidates looking to replace John McHugh in Congress.
"No," his spokesman Austin Shafran confirmed. "That was on the Read More
Representative Steve Israel, who handles recruiting for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said that the Republican takeover of the State Senate makes life more difficult in terms of the redistricting process, which will be hashed out by the governor and legislative leaders next year.
"Of course it complicates things from a Democratic perspective," said Israel Read More
As part of her continuing effort to become primary-proof, Kirsten Gillibrand announced on the steps of City Hall today the support of two more Democratic members of Congress, Ed Towns and Nydia Velazquez.
"I'm extremely grateful," said Gillibrand, as she stood flanked by the two representatives in front of four reporters and one television Read More
City Democrats really are not happy about the (still purely speculative) idea that the White House might once again inject itself into local politics, this time to avert a primary fight between David Paterson and Andrew Cuomo.
In a telephone interview for an article on the jockeying between Paterson and Cuomo, Charlie Read More
ALBANY—It's been just a little over 24 hours since Representative John McHugh accepted Barack Obama's call to become secretary of the Army. Already, Representative Steve Israel has been in touch with Democratic leaders plotting about how best to win the seat.
"This is all very much pre-game," Israel, the national recruitment chair for the Read More
RYE, N.Y.—Andrew Cuomo was on his way out.
It was 9:30 on the morning of a state Democratic Party gathering at the Rye Hilton on May 31, and Mr. Cuomo, whose official job is attorney general, had delivered another confident speech about his plan to overhaul state government. It was the latest and most Read More
–compiled by Azi Paybarah and Jimmy Vielkind
ALBANY—Representative Eric Massa, in his first term representing the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier, refused again this morning to endorse Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, or to utter any approving comment about how she's conducted herself on the job thus far.
"I'm not even going to go there," Massa told reporters on his weekly conference call. Read More