Tom Golisano continues his push for the elimination of the electoral college system.
Earlier today on Morning Joe, Golisano said, “the candidate who gets the most votes in a presidential race, should always win the White House.”
Pat Buchanan countered, calling the Read More
It’s been two years since the chairman of the New York State Independence Party, Frank MacKay, cut his hair and removed his earrings. At the time, he was traveling around the country, trying to lay the groundwork for a potential presidential campaign, and he realized that he’d be taken more seriously if he looked less Read More
ALBANY—Craig Eaton, the Brooklyn Republican chairman, says he sees no problem backing Ed Cox as chairman of the state party while working to "Draft Rudy" Giuliani as the Republican gubernatorial candidate.
"I just think that at this time, in the current state of the Republican Party in the state of New York, Ed Read More
ALBANY—I just bumped into Steve Pigeon, who said that Florida-based billionaire Tom Golisano is in the Capitol today and meeting with State Senate leaders, starting with Majority Leader Pedro Espada Jr.
"He'll probably be having an avail later," Pigeon said of his former boss.
Golisano was one of the brokers of the failed Read More
ALBANY—Pedro Espada Jr. has re-allied himself with Democrats in the State Senate, but there is considerable bad blood remaining from what he put them through.
It’s not hard to see why. Here's an ad that Responsible New York, the PAC underwritten by Florida-based billionaire Tom Golisano and operated by Steve Pigeon, Read More
The amigos just walked into the Senate chamber gallery from Pedro Espada’s office to pose for this photo.
Steve Pigeon, the top operative for billionaire Tom Golisano, emerged to say that Golisano still supported Espada, who is now back with majority Senate Democrats.
Espada, along with Hiram Monserrate, began the whole Senate coup by Read More
ALBANY—There's news from Western New York that Henry Wojtaszek, the chairman of the Niagara County Republican Committee, is leaving his job at the law firm Harris Beach in preparation for a run at Joe Mondello's seat as chair of the state party.
"I'm exploring a run, but it's a full-time endeavor to get Read More
ALBANY—Steve Pigeon, a registered lobbyist, violated the rules of the State Senate when he appeared on the floor, Democrats allege.
While Pigeon insisted to me by phone that he "resigned" as the "volunteer" lobbyist for Responsible New York, the political entity of Florida-based billionaire Tom Golisano, a spokesman for the Commission on Public Read More
ALBANY—During the Republican half of another lightning-quick extraordinary session this afternoon, I noticed Steve Pigeon sitting on the State Senate floor behind Senator Pedro Espada Jr.
Pigeon, who was one of the principle architects of the coup that has hobbled the chamber, remains the executive director of billionaire Tom Golisano's Reponsible New Read More
–compiled by Azi Paybarah and Jimmy Vielkind