Mondello’s Moment

BALLSTON SPA—Officials at the Republican State Committee sent out an email yesterday updating the invite speaker list for their annual dinner in Manhattan to include Brian Kolb, the newly elected minority leader of the State Assembly.
Kolb will speak along with former Governor George Pataki. Both will “join an already star-studded lineup of political leaders” that includes Rudy Giuliani and Newt Gingrich, the e-mail said.
“You’re getting everybody who’s coming back home. Everyone is starting to rally around and unify, and they’re getting energized,” said Matt Walter, the party’s executive director.
The dinner – scheduled for Wednesday night at the Sheraton Hotel in Manhattan – comes at a critical point for State Chairman Joe Mondello, whose term expires in September.

Mondello’s Moment