We are off here at Pace University for the first debate between comptroller candidates Harry Wilson and Tom DiNapoli.
They begin with opening statements. Wilson goes first. “Our state is in the early stages of a massive fiscal crisis,” one brought on he says by “career politicians.” Touts his experience in turning around General Motors. Read More
After Harry Wilson sent out a fundraising letter today mocking Comptroller Tom DiNapoli’s financial acumen, DiNapoli’s team hit back with a two pronged attack.
Dennis Tompkins, a spokesman for the Comptroller’s office, called to say that a Daily News story that Wilson’s fundraising letter cited was wrong. The DN story says, “A Read More
Harry Wilson is out with a fundraising email entitled “Back To School” that cites two tabloid stories that question Democratic Comptroller Tom DiNapoli’s financial acumen.
In the first, The Post tries to revive a pop quiz that they sprung on DiNapoli three days after he was named to the office by his Assembly Read More
Comptroller Tom DiNapoli received the endorsement of NARAL today, and took time to hit his GOP opponent, Harry Wilson, on his views on choice.
“It is dismaying and disturbing that Harry Wilson, who has been endorsed by the Conservative Party in New York, does not have a public position on this extremely important issue,” he Read More
Tom DiNapoli called in from sunny Buffalo to press his support for the financial regulatory reform bill now making its final laps through Congress.
“We need financial services to be profitable again, as it seems to be,” he said. “But based on a model that is sustainable and secure.”
He noted that as Read More
Before Tom DiNapoli left City Hall, I asked him, as a statewide Democratic official, how he felt about the fact that almost all the campaigns this year have the candidate vowing to “change” Albany.
DiNapoli is the state comptroller, and a Democrat—so his party is running the show in Albany.
And that’s the problem. Read More
State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli and City Comptroller John Liu announced they’re auditing the M.T.A. to see if the “necessary track work” that disrupts transit service is actually accomplishing anything.
“We’re not necessarily saying the M.T.A. is evil here,” said Liu, at a press conference with DiNapoli at City Hall this morning, “What we are saying Read More
The much-discussed, as-yet-untitled documentary about Eliot Spitzer premieres Saturday night, and Politico reports that the man himself might show up.
Mr. Spitzer hopes the film and a new book will end the intrigue over his scandal-ridden years, and that he’ll then be able to run for public office. And, of all Read More
The heads of the Republican and Conservative parties, which are at war with one another over nearly every statewide candidate, made an appearance together at the launch of comptroller candidate Harry Wilson‘s statewide tour today, which took place on the steps of City Hall.
State Republican Chairman Ed Cox and State Conservative Read More
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio today called for greater disclosure on how companies spend money on political campaigns, which was recently allowed thanks to a closely divided Supreme Court ruling.
De Blasio said he wants disclosure of “all campaign contributions and expenditures,” publication of “policies for making contributions” and identification of “managers who Read More