Before Serph Maltese debunked the rumor that he would switch parties or step down from his seat, the conventional wisdom was that another Republican might step in to help. Enter Dennis Gallagher.
As a Republican City Council member, he’s in the super minority there. But, as the only other publicly elected Republican Read More
I caught up with Republican state Senator Frank Padavan on his way into session in the capitol just a moment ago and asked him about what the Senate Republicans will do now after losing the seat in Nassau.
“We continue to do what we think is right for the electorate,” he said. Read More
Fresh off his “statement of candidacy,” Rudy Giuliani will head off to California this weekend to raise some money and address the GOP convention in Sacramento.
What isn’t on the public schedule is a private meeting with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, said a source familiar with the trip.
With talk of California Read More
Chuck Hagel is the new John McCain.
The old straight-talking, damn-the-talking-points John McCain, it is now clear, ceased to exist in the summer of 2004, when he put an emphatic end to four years of well-grounded chatter that he’d abandon the Republican Party and mount a Teddy Roosevelt–style Presidential bid as an independent.
Instead, Mr. Read More
In a sign that a plague of locusts may soon descend upon us, Ed Koch said that he agrees with the legislature in its fight with the governor.
Hillary Clinton’s electability question is getting answered…by Republicans.
An NYU professor who went to college with Barack Obama says that his former Read More
The New York County Republican Organization last night elected Jennifer Saul Yaffa, a GOP national committee member, as county chair, a Manhattan Republican insider confirmed.
Yaffa succeeds James Ortenzio, who helped organize the Republican National Convention. They’re both considered close to Pataki, which seems to be a quality in rare abundance Read More
Barack Obama launched his Presidential exploratory committee this week as a top-tier Democratic Presidential candidate, a status he currently shares with Hillary Clinton and John Edwards.
Contrary to the hardening conventional wisdom that his candidacy is of the flash-in-the-pan variety, Mr. Obama’s path to a general-election victory in 2008 is, by some measures, more clear Read More
Tom DiNapoli is circulating a letter to colleagues outlining reasons why he should be the next state comptroller.
In keeping with prevailing theme of political independence, DiNapoli stresses a willingness to work with Republicans in the legislature.
“While I am certainly a proud Democrat, I have never hesitated to work with my Republican colleagues Read More
The last time he ran for President, John McCain lost out on the Republican nomination and yet still emerged as the most popular political figure—by far—in the United States.
The opposite fate may await him in 2008.
Mr. McCain’s nomination-seeking credentials have never appeared stronger, and his G.O.P. rivals are either underwhelming or ideologically vulnerable. Read More
What, exactly, should we conclude from this?
“On Monday, Spitzer held an hour-long, one-on-one meeting with Sen. John Bonacic-R-C-Mount Hope. Bonacic and Spitzer talked about the Mohawk casino, health care and property taxes, sources in government say.”
Spitzer has already hired one person from the Senate Republican conference and Read More