Gov. Andrew Cuomo today did his best to undermine his new Republican challenger, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, suggesting Mr. Astorino might not even win his own primary.
Even as Mr. Astorino appears likely to become the Republican nominee–the only other prominent candidate, Donald Trump, said he would only run unopposed–Mr. Cuomo nevertheless cast doubt on Mr. Astorino.
“I’ve seen the movie before. I’ve run for governor before, obviously. That’s how you become governor, to state the obvious,” he said this morning, speaking on The Capitol Pressroom radio show.
Mayor Bloomberg joins the cast of Glee to celebrate the final episodes of their second season. April 25, 2011 (Photo Credit: Spencer T Tucker)
2012: DCCC helped publicize story detailing accusations against Rep. Grimm; NY13 in play next year. [Alison Gendar]
2012: Disturbing, decades-old allegations against Rep. Grimm Read More
2012: Obama’s remarks at National Action Network tonight will be carried live. [NY1]
2012: “[T]he president is sending a signal that the reverend has become a key ally.” [Michael Saul]
2012: “Obama was very wary of the race issue and of being labeled as a ‘black candidate’,” said Larry Read More
Here are some of the highlights from the Somos conference in Albany this weekend.
Andrew Cuomo, 3:15:
“I never had any new immigrant come to me and say to me, you know what I want Andrew, I want help with Medicaid, I want help getting welfare. You know what they say they want Read More
Steve Levy: Actually spending more time with his family. [Sid Cassese]
Resignations: Rabbi quits six-figure salary job with state police; Hikind outraged. [Vos Iz Neias]
2013: Stringer returns tainted money; Markowitz doesn’t. [Gary Buiso]
State Budget: “So much for the conceptual agreement.” [Jimmy Vielkind]
State Read More
When the Levy Broke
Now that Ed Cox has praised Steve Levy’s governing of Suffolk County, State Democrats are hitting him for being Levy’s “de facto Campaign Chairman” and questioning Cox’s knowledge of Levy’s alleged wrongdoing.
“What did Ed Cox know and when did he know it?” asked State Democratic Executive Director Charlie King in a public Read More
The New York State Republican chairman isn’t apologizing for recruiting Steve Levy into the governor’s race last year, despite Levy’s announcement yesterday he’s settling an investigation by handing over his entire campaign account to a local prosecutor and not seeking another term in office.
“I haven’t had a chance to look at what’s involved,” said Read More
The downfall of Steve Levy is an “embarrassment” to the Republican leaders who wanted him to be their party’s gubernatorial nominee, said one Republican operative.
Yesterday, Levy settled a 16-month investigation into his fund-raising practices by handing over his entire $4 million campaign account to the Suffolk County District Attorney and pledged Read More
Steve Levy: Questions about fund-raising; steered public contracts to a friend. [Ken Lovett and Celeste Katz]
Steve Levy: “The murky facts surrounding Mr. Levy’s departure came in stark contrast to his squeaky clean reputation.” [David Halbfinger]
Steve Levy: What exactly did he do? How can he govern with so Read More
Steve Levy: Won’t seek a third term; gives entire $4 million campaign account to DA; settles inquiries into his fund-raising practice. [Sandra Peddie]
Steve Levy: “My decision was not made lightly,” he said. [Newsday]
Steve Levy: Makes you rethink his entire gubernatorial candidacy last year. [Maggie Habeman]