The only Democrat in New York featured in an ad by the DNC to thank him for his vote in support of the health care bill is Tim Bishop in Suffolk County, Long Island.
Bishop announced last Friday that he’d be voting for the bill, and has come under criticism for the vote by Read More
Dan Cantor is throwing down the gauntlet, threatening to withhold the W.F.P.’s support for Democrats who don’t support the health care bill in Washington.
In announcing the move, the party noted “Votes on the WFP ballot line have been the margin of victory for Democratic Congressional candidates in New York five times since 2002: Read More
Democratic Suffolk County Leader Steve Levy is heading back home from what he considered a rather receptive meeting with the Republican leaders in Albany about his possible run for governor.
“I was invited to come to this meeting. So, obviously there was an interest on their part,” Levy told me in a telephone interview. Read More
Congressional candidate Randy Altschuler is out with this biographical spot, touting the fact that he’s “not a politician.”
Altschuler says: “Folks here are getting hit from all sides: higher property taxes; the shenanigans in Albany; the amount of debt in Washington.”
Altschuler’s main rival for the G.O.P. nomination is Chris Cox, son of Read More
The fight to see which Republican takes on Democratic Rep. Tim Bishop on Long Island is heating up, and pitting tea partiers against more established party leaders.
Supporters of candidate Randy Altschuler released a letter today urging party leaders not to “slam the door” and “hijack” the nomination process.
“We must let it be known, Read More
ALBANY—Representative Eric Massa has moved from the crosshairs of the Republicans into their ammo chamber.
The National Republican Congressional Committee is seizing on comments reported this morning by the Elmira Star-Gazette to attack all of the Democrats in the state's delegation considered marginal—Dan Maffei, Mike Arcuri, Tom Bishop, Mike McMahon and John Hall. Read More
Here’s a clip from About halfway through, Powell says, “We’ve lost our backbone.” He adds later, “A lot of us have become spineless Democrats.”
Towns voted against FISA.
In case you’re wondering, Democratic members of Congress from New York who supported FISA include Tim Bishop and Carolyn McCarthy of Long Island; Gary Ackerman, Read More
Also at the Republican fund-raiser last night was Republican congressional candidate Lee Zeldin of Long Island, who thinks the guy he wants to unseat, Tim Bishop, votes with the Democratic Party too much.
But Zeldin says when it comes to spending, he parts ways with the Republican establishment.
“I’ll criticize the Democrats who Read More
It’s worth noting that Hillary Clinton isn’t the only one trying to get squared away with Eliot Spitzer’s new license policy.
The governor’s (original) plan would have allowed illegal immigrants to obtain a driver’s license, but now it’s being linked to federal guidelines that will be outlined Read More
Democrat Representative Tim Bishop’s Republican challenger is trying to make the most of Eliot Spitzer’s plan to allow illegal immigrants to obtain a state driver’s license.
In a public statement, challenger Lee Zeldin said:
“Our Congressman can be an accountable and effective Congressman by standing next to me in voicing opposition to Governor Spitzer’s Read More