Republican Civil War
Ed Mangano, the Republican Nassau county executive who unseated the favored Tom Suozzi, endorsed Rick Lazio for governor.
In a public statement, Mangano said, “Rick will be a stronger partner for reducing taxes and fostering a business climate that puts people back to work in Nassau County. Rick has the right experience and the right message Read More
Tom Suozzi is getting a job with Cabelvision, according to this tweet from a Newsday reporter. Read More
In North Hempstead this morning, a bill-signing for Tier-V pension reform doubled as a tribute to outgoing Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi.
“There come these times in government where you’re in office at the wrong time,” said Governor David Paterson. “I kind of can relate to that. I was sworn in the day the Fed Read More
ALBANY—Jay Jacobs will be in Albany today, meeting privately with party officials and lobbyists as part of an ongoing listening tour around the state.
Jacobs will have a private lunch with several lobbyists and interest groups and then meet this afternoon with the chairs of local county party organizations.
“This is all over the state, Read More
ALBANY—After a concerted political blitz including a television ad campaign, a new poll finds David Paterson’s approval and favorability ratings inched up this month, but he now trails Andrew Cuomo in a gubernatorial primary by nearly 60 points.
The Siena Poll found that 75 percent of registered Democrats surveyed would prefer Cuomo Read More
Tom Suozzi said he didn’t expect his race – which he may now lose – to be so close.
One sign of how true that may be: 32 days before the election, Suozzi’s campaign was sitting on a giant war chest of $2,345,361.04. As election day grew closer – and the Read More
ALBANY—A Republican attorney said he was “cautiously optimistic” about the continued counting in the race for Nassau County executive while the Democrat acknowledged he’s “going into the fourth quarter down by two touchdowns.”
Incumbent Tom Suozzi, a Democrat, trails Republican Ed Mangano by 497 after a re-canvass of mechanical voting machines finished yesterday. Read More
Tom Suozzi’s Republican challenger, Edward Mangano, is leading by 430 votes in the latest recount, according to Newsday.
If he lost, it would be a stunning defeat for Suozzi, a two-term county executive who ran unsuccessfully for governor in 2006 but still harbors aspirations for higher office. Suozzi’s current predicament highlights a problem Read More
ALBANY—Ed Cox is all about Westchester County, and Rob Astorino’s upset ouster of County Executive Andy Spano.
“If we can win Westchester, that is almost as big a win as the wins which I expected to happen, and which did happen, in New Jersey and Virginia,” Cox told me during a phone interview Read More
SARANAC LAKE—One of the most shocking results last night was Tom Suozzi’s marginal victory (or loss) to Ed Mangano in Nassau County and the Republican sweep of the legislature there, which removes the wind from the sails of a potential statewide run for Suozzi.
“Given his lackluster race for governor last time and Read More