With photographs of Michael Bloomberg, John McCain and Al Gore staring down from the bookshelf in his midtown office, Ed Cox sat and explained why he thinks that he, and not Rudy Giuliani, has the support of the Republican Party base in New York.
“His problem is he’s saying, ‘I want so-and-so as a Read More
ALBANY—Every May, some school districts in central New York and the North Country hold public policy forums in conjunction with school budget votes, and elected officials often attend.
When Ray Meier was still serving in the State Senate, he would run into Representative John McHugh at this event, and others like it, from time to Read More
Carolyn McCarthy, Steve Israel, Carolyn Maloney, Brian Higgins and Jerrold Nadler, along with Tom Reynolds and Jim Walsh, are on the impressively long list of House members who secured earmarks for clients of a powerful lobbying firm with ties to John Murtha.
The lobbying firm was raided by the FBI, which Read More
As Azi reported yesterday, Mike Bloomberg doesn’t seem to be a fan of the sweeping Energy Bill that President Bush signed yesterday – in particular, its mandate for an massive increase in ethanol production.
Bloomberg called the ethanol provision “an outrage” and said Read More
Here are those new 1199 SEIU ads, which target two upstate Republican congressmen who sided with George Bush against expanding health insurance benefits to uninsured children. The spots go after Randy Kuhl and Tom Reynolds, both of whom are likely to face strong Democratic challengers in the 2008 elections.
What’s interesting is that this is Read More
Congressmen Vito Fossella, Tom Reynolds and Randy Kuhl are undecided about the resolution opposing a troop surge in Iraq.
Tom DiNapoli was the recipient of some Suspicious white powder.
Former CIA Director George Tenet has a book due out this spring.
Eliot Spitzer showed a kinder, Read More
Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand upset incumbent Rep. John Sweeney, who was dogged by allegations that he beat his wife. CNN has the results at 53-47 percent.
Another embattled upstate congressman, Tom Reynolds, is holding off his challenger, Jack Davis, 54-46 with about 7 percent of the votes counted.
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There are as yet no projected winners in the five most closely-watched House races in New York.
Democrats Mike Arcuri in the 24th District and Kristen Gillibrand in the 20th have jumped out to narrow early leads. Both seats have been eyed lustily by national Democrats as part of their effort to wrest Read More
Here is an unusual piece of literature from Rep. Vito Fossella’s campaign, which features the image of Osama Bin Laden.
Next to the phrase “Steve Harrison opposes key tools in the war on terrorism” is a headshot of Bin Laden, somebody the Republican Party hasn’t been very keen on mentioning lately.
The strategy for Read More
Rep. Tom Reynolds’ alleged role in covering up the Mark Foley scandal has provided New York Democrats with so much ammunition in the weeks leading up to the mid-term elections that their attacks have started to blur together.
That having been said, this headline, on a new release from the New York State Democratic Committee, Read More