Roundup: Albany Is Lovely, Dark and Deep, But I Have Promises to Keep

Dov Hikind lost the Conservative Party line after his 20-year-old challenger Moshe Tischler appealed. Tischler is running against him in the Democratic primary, however, and the ruling is unlikely to have a significant effect.

Kathy Hochul has a new negative spot out against Chris Collins.

Ruben Wills didn’t disclose income from a consulting firm ran in the same office as an under-investigation firm.

Juan Reyes mailed out a DVD where he basically argued he’s not as Latino as you think.

The dispute between Governor Cuomo and Mayor Bloomberg over the 9/11 museum rages on.

The McManus Midtown Democratic Club reveled in its own history.

Lincoln Restler disapproved of people calling his opponent a Nazi.

Norwood News profiled the two underdog candidates against Naomi Rivera.

After some discussion, JCOPE yet again decided that secrecy is preferable to transparency.

Eccentric ex-JCOPE member Ravi Batra explained his weekend resignation from the ethics panel. Quote part of his 3,500 word letter:

“…Albany is lovely, dark and deep
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.”


-Bill de Blasio backsed Assemblyman Mike Miller’s reelection bid.

-New York City Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association endorsed Grace Meng.

Bob Turner and Eric Ulrich joined Dan Halloran at his campaign headquarters.

-Nachman  Caller backed Ulrich.

The London Review of Books noticed southern Brooklyn:

“The community has now produced two Russian-born elected officials: a Democrat state assembly member, Alec Brook-Krasny, and a Republican state senator, David Storobin. ‘It took the Greeks two generations to produce one elected politician,’ a local journalist told me proudly. ‘We have two already and they were both born in Russia.'”

Civil Court candidate Richard Montelione is using Nydia Velázquez in his campaign literature.

Wendy Long still opposes the “War on Women” attack from Democrats.

In case it wasn’t obvious: Bill Clinton was the breakout star of the Democratic convention.

Rand Paul will speak at the Monday Meeting elite conservative powwow tonight in New York.

How much impact has campaign fundraising had so far this year in congressional races?

CNN’s polling agrees with the consensus: President Obama received a post-convention bump.

Mitt Romney’s campaign website is suspiciously similar to Obama’s in parts.

Paul Ryan defended his vote for a debt bill that Romney called “a big mistake.”

Obama is oddly strong in Ohio.

Nicki Minaj is enjoying the controversy created by her Romney remarks. Roundup: Albany Is Lovely, Dark and Deep, But I Have Promises to Keep