Andrew Cuomo, the diehard Democrat-who-would-be-governor, and Bruce Blakeman, the stalwart Republican-who-would-be-senator, are light years apart on most things political.
But money is money, and both pols are employing the same political consultant to raise the big bucks.
Blakeman -- desper ... More >>
This weekend Kirsten Gillibrand went around Nassau County, letting the folks know about the stimulus dollars that were going to build them a new community center, and drawing praise from local politicians.
About the same time, we suppose, Harold Ford was looking at his polling data and maki ... More >>
Governor Paterson launched his election campaign this weekend in a whirlwind tour of Rochester, West Seneca, and Manhattan. Thus buoyed, he told Arnold Schwarzenegger in D.C. today that "I'm the Teflon Governor."
You know the poor man can't get away with that kind of good cheer without something ba ... More >>
Several local chairmen of the state Republican Party got together last night and endorsed Bruce Blakeman for the 2010 Senate race. But the state chairman, Ed Cox, says the Party is still open to other contenders -- including Daily News publisher Mort Zuckerman.
Zuckerman is "very concerned a ... More >>
Attorney general Andrew Cuomo has been beating the snot out of Governor David Paterson in polls since time immemorial, but the surveyors of Quinnipiac just decided to ask New York voters about race -- the black-white kind, as well as the 2010 gubernatorial kind. The good news is that by a margin ... More >>
We understand some people were starving for political news after Rudolph Giuliani backed off his prospective race against Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and that when Harold Ford came up from Tennessee to just-about-challenge Gillibrand it gave such people a reason to live again.
That's nice for the ... More >>
Stuart Applebaum, president of the powerful Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, calls Scott Brown's Massachusetts victory "stunning" and a "wake-up call," suggests it means Paterson is finished, and backs Cuomo. Paterson's campaign manager says, au contraire, "Yesterday's outcome i ... More >>
Maybe Pete King and Susan Molinari haven't got the stomach to run against Kirsten Gillibrand as the Republican candidate for Senate this year, but Bruce Blakeman does. Having floated the possibility in December, he today notifies us that he'll announce formally on Sunday in Valley Stream, his "boyho ... More >>