New York World
“I’m looking at the calendar each day and I’m so sad … he is working soooo hard,” wrote Karen Boykin-Towns to one of Governor David Paterson’s top aides, David Johnson, on Jan. 22.
It was the Friday of what had been a very bad week in the press for those rooting for Mr. Paterson–lackluster poll Read More
Weeks ago, President Barack Obama played a game of basketball against Clark Kellogg, an analyst for CBS Sports and a former NBA player. The contest, a variation on the shoot-around game H-O-R-S-E, aired during the network’s coverage of the NCAA tournament. It started badly for Mr. Obama, who quickly fell to within one missed shot Read More
David Paterson’s campaign spokeswoman is departing, according to what she said was a “business” decision.
Here’s Tracy Sefl’s email:
I wanted to share with you that effective today I will no longer be serving as an advisor to Governor Paterson’s campaign. It has been a privilege to work for the Governor over Read More
ALBANY—At the end of his remarks at a holiday fund-raiser last night, David Paterson made a simple declaration: “I am running for governor in 2010.”
“If it doesn’t work out, I’m going to go on The View. They need a little affirmative action on The View,” Paterson said to laughs, according Read More
David Paterson’s campaign just attacked Andrew Cuomo’s campaign for “plotting” in the “shadows,” after a week’s worth of reports about Cuomo’s favorable poll standing, his quiet construction of a statewide campaign apparatus, his discussions about shaping a ticket around himself as governor and, today, his aggressive fund-raising.
“Mr. Cuomo Read More
ALBANY—First it was the beard, now it's the mustache. And David Paterson joins the ranks of clean-shaven executives.
"Additional deficits mean additional cutting, and it's likely before the end of this process you will see me bald," Paterson told reporters, when Newsday's James T. Madore asked after a leaders meeting. "My Read More
ALBANY—A day after another blistering poll and amid efforts to shore up his standing within the party, David Paterson announced he has hired Richard Fife as his campaign manager.
Fife, an Obama delegate and adviser to the president's campaign in New York (when many of New York's established politicos were with Read More
CHESTERTOWN—As he works to shore up his relationship with the state's largest unions, David Paterson will meet with the heads of several key labor organizations before tackling a mid-year budget deficit in September.
"It's not Yalta," said a labor source, but "the conversation from Kingston will continue."
The heads of 32BJ, Read More
David Paterson is making key staff changes today.
According to a source with knowledge of the hires, former Hillary Clinton spokesman (and post-9/11 Navy veteran, and current Glover Park employee) Peter Kauffmann is coming in as the new communications director.
Tracy Sefl, another former Clinton adviser, who recently joined the D.C.-based consulting firm Navigators Global, will Read More
Democratic consultants are in demand.
In yet another indication of how the incoming of an Obama administration is dramatically shifting the political landscape in Washington D.C., the Republican consulting firm Navigators Global will announce later today that they have recruited Democratic consultant Tracy Sefl from the powerful Democratic firm Glover Park Read More