Predictions this morning from George Arzt, former Post-man, current friend of Spitzer:
“I think Hevesi wins. I think that Spitzer wins overwhelmingly, giving the Working Family Party the 50,000 they need to stay on the ballot. I dunno if they move up from the “F” line*. Kirsten Gillibrand will upset Sweeney. I think Reynolds will Read More
Isac is getting us into trouble today.
The mayor’s office says that the only time the Mayor met with the KJ leaders was at a governmental meeting where he in no way made or lobbied for a Congressional endorsement.
Stu Loeser sent us over this exchange from City Hall today.
Reporter: One Read More
According to Isac, the Jewish community in the town of Kiryas Joel has backed Democratic challenger John Hall over Republican Sue Kelly in the 19th Congressional District, despite the lobbying of Mayor Michael Bloomberg for Kelly.
Eliot Spitzer and Hillary Clinton, Isac says, lobbied the community for Hall.
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Here’s a clip of John Hall’s appearance on last night’s Colbert Report.
About half-way through the interview, host Stephen Colbert told the novice politician, “You have actually got a shot in this race. You might actually win. And I oppose everything you stand for. But you were willing to talk to me and your opponent, Read More
The New York State Democratic Party is taking John Sweeney, Tom Reynolds, Sue Kelly, Jim Walsh, and Randy Kuhl to task for voting for what they call a “weaker ethics bill,” in the House yesterday.
The bill was passed 217-213, to the dismay of the Washington Post editorial board, who wrote this about Read More
Congressional Quarterly has a skeptical look at the challenges to Ed Towns in the 10th.
Daily Gotham rounds up the race to replace Major Owens in the 11th.
And if you’re looking statewide, there’s a Democrat-friendly blog, Take 19, devoted to the crowded primary in the 19th, where the Read More
Suddenly, those deeply-conflicted-yet-somehow-fascinating Log Cabin Republicans are running for office all over the place.
Patrick Murphy is campaigning for City Council on the East Side, and now Brian Lehrer’s blog reports that Jeff Cook, a former national Log Cabin official, is considering a primary challenge to Sue Kelly in Westchester.
According Read More
New York’s Democrats made a big show recently when House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer visited Albany, heralding the trip as the kickoff of a campaign to oust several more marginal Republican members of Congress.
”We’re going to create unity in the Democratic Party like in the Republican Party,” said Senate Minority Leader David Paterson, who Read More
Representative Jerrold Nadler may or may not have snarled his archenemy’s surname as he snapped his cell phone shut on May 22, but he certainly had good cause to toss a few choice epithets in the developer’s direction. Minutes later, the House of Representatives would vote on a $200-billion Federal transportation bill, and the Read More