ALBANY—Does anyone like this deficit deal? Anyone?
Below are the roll calls from the State Assembly, where a measure to offer amnesty to delinquent taxpayers passed with only two dissenters—Republicans Jim Hayes and Will Barclay. The two other bills comprising the deficit reduction plan passed 106-32, largely, though not completely, Read More
ALBANY—More than 200 people showed up at the New York Athletic Club Thursday night–overlooking Central Park–for a reception hosted by the state Conservative Party. George Pataki was one of them. He wasn’t scheduled to speak at the event, which was held to honor former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton.
But the ex-governor–a moderate, particularly by national Read More
ALBANY—Representative John McHugh's nomination as Army secretary was sent to the U.S. Senate Monday, and the field of potential candidates to replace him in Congress is starting to shake out.
His nomination must still clear the Senate Armed Services Committee, which has to review materials and schedule a confirmation hearing. It Read More
Certain factions of the Republican party think Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava is too liberal to run for the congressional seat being vacated by John McHugh.
But what about running as a member of the other party? As one well-connected Democrat argued to me, It's an obvious way to go. She's a moderate, well-liked Read More
Democrat Darrell Aubertine won today’s special election in the heavily Republican 48th state Senate district upstate, defeating Republican Will Barclay.
This officially reduces Joe Bruno’s Republican control in that house to just one seat.
Aubertine got 27,712 votes, compared to Barclay’s 25,001 votes, according to the unofficial breakdown of election results from Read More
One observation from a reader about today’s closely watched, crucial special election in the 48th senate district race between Democrat Darrel Aubertine and Republican Will Barclay:
"Special Elections revolve around turnout first and foremost. So, when you consider this district’s unique character, the best predictions will come not from a political insider but Read More
Here’s the latest ad by Democratic state Senate candidate Darrel Aubertine — he’s running in an expensive special election that would, if he wins, cut Joe Bruno’s Republican majority to a single-seat margin — touting his role in helping to save 900 jobs upstate. Read More
Next week’s special election between Democrat Darrel Aubertine and Republican Will Barclay could cut the Republican majority in the state Senate down to one seat.
Accordingly, Dan Cantor of the Working Families Party is already issuing a warning, of sorts, against complacency if and when the Democrats get in.
From an email to Read More