Earlier this morning, Congressman Michael Grimm was on Good Day New York suggesting his alleged burglar used spare keys to break into his campaign office, before “violently” breaking the windows, as some readers of this blog may have heard about today. His initial press release on the topic is also interesting to compare to his statement today.
The Senate GOP, their campaign operations flush with cash, seems to be making Councilman Eric Ulrich‘s campaign against incumbent Senator Joe Addabbo a top priority. They’ve invested about $770,000 to date, with plenty more surely to come thanks to a $1 million donation from Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Smaller amounts were given to other Republican candidates around the state.
Azi Paybarah took a broader, analytical look at Senator David Storobin‘s major staffing changes, paying special attention to his new chief of staff, Pinny Ringel. He wrote, “This is not an anomaly, the context of contemporary Brooklyn: It’s simply the latest example of the increasingly complicated relationship between Brooklyn’s religious Jewish Democrats and the local Republican party that produced, among other things, Bob Turner’s victory over an Orthodox Jewish Democrat in a special congressional election and Storobin’s election to the Senate.”
Demcoratic congressional candidate Sean Patrick Maloney officially landed on the Working Families Party line, declaring in a statement, “Tea Party Congresswoman Nan Hayworth thinks tax cuts for millionaires are more important than Medicare. I think that’s wrong, and so does the Working Families Party.” Some federal ballots have already been printed to comply with new rules for military voters, and we were wondering a few days ago if that would interfere with getting the placeholder candidate off the WFP line, but operatives appear confident it will only affect a limited number of votes.
The State Republican Party raised money off of Speaker Shelly Silver‘s handling of Vito Lopez‘s sexual harassment scandal. However, they amusingly labeled the veteran legislator as “Shelly Smith.”
Soon-to-be Assemblyman Walter Mosley, who will be representing current Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries district in Albany next year, will also have an elevated party position within Brooklyn Democratic organization. In a statement, Mr. Mosley praised thew new county boss, Frank Seddio, for giving him the opportunity.
“He’s demonstrated no concerns for them then,” Rep. Charlie Rangel said of Mitt Romney‘s days at Bain Capital “And when he talks about 47% people that don’t pay taxes? No, no no, he is a nightmare that I don’t think will ever occur to the United States of America.” Watch his whole interview below: