Mike Long

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Carl Paladino Winning Poster Election

    ​The poster primary is an increasingly key metric in political races, as witness Obama's iconic "Hope" banner in 2008. In the New York gubernatorial race, so far the clear poster edge goes to Carl Paladino's madcap crew whose "we'll-do-and-say-anything" approach to politics lends itself well t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Carl Paladino vs. The Tea Party: No Love Lost

    ​Third party politics in New York is so byzantine most voters turn off when it comes up. But Rudy Giuliani wouldn't have been mayor without the now-defunct Liberal line and George Pataki's margin over Mario Cuomo in 1994 was provided by the State Conservative Party. So the swing this week ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    Carl Paladino to Get Conservative Party Nod, Plus Lots of Bad Baggage

    Morgan Schweitzer​The Conservative Party will meet tomorrow in Albany to make Buffalo Carl Paladino its new nominee and we can only hope this time around no one gets hit in the head with a brick. We are talking real bricks here. Yes, hard as it may be to accept for True Tea Party Believers, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    Carl Paladino's Carefully Nurtured Crazy Act Is Working!

    ​A morning poll has Buffalo Carl Paladino running just six points shy of Andrew Cuomo and there is much hope in Media Land that it's true. "IT'S ON!" crows the News' Daily Politics blog. "Quinnipiac: Cuomo 49%, Paladino 43%." This proves, as pointed out succinctly in the Voice this week, that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2010

    Steve Levy Remembers To Forget His WFP Candidacy

    Steve Levy, the newly hatched Republican gubernatorial candidate out of Suffolk County, keeps denying he was a candidate of the Working Families Party when he won reelection in 2007. This is either a minor brain spasm, or some kind of Soviet-style, rewriting of history-type deal. He just got in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2010

    Eric Cantor, Dan Senor Host Fundraiser for Tea Party Candidate in NY-1

    ​Via Elizabeth Benjamin in the Daily News, House Minority Whip (and Republican Rebranding specialist) Eric Cantor will be a special guest tonight at a fundraiser for self-funding millionaire Suffolk County House candidate Randy Altschuler. On the host committee: Bush loyalist, Iraq Coalition a ... More >>

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    October 18, 2009

    More right-wing agita in NY-23

    ​The national Republican battle over the race to replace Secretary of the Army Bill Owen in the House ratcheted up this week, with conservative icon (and former House ideological purity enforcer) Newt Gingrich injecting himself on behalf of Republican social moderate Dede Scozzafava. Scozzaf ... More >>

  • News

    March 4, 2009

    Bloomberg's Golden Republican

    The mayor's best—and only—GOP pal is a pork- and patronage-loving conservative

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2009

    Paterson's Porn Tax Sparks Criticism, Hilarity

    Along with his previously described suite of new taxes, we learn, Governor Paterson wants to tax porn. Being a forward-looking sort, he is only targeting porn downloaded from the internet, which may drive patriots to return to skin mags of the sort found in the grottier newsstands. We wonder if Pate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2008

    Term Limits Team Announces Lawsuit at City Hall

    Yesterday an interesting mix of politicians (the Post calls them "Odd Allies"), including Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long and civil rights attorney Norm Siegel, appeared in front of City Hall to announce their lawsuit against Mike Bloomberg, Christine Quinn, and the Board of Elections for thei ... More >>

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    September 17, 2008

    Conservative Candidate Bails in NY-13

    After an avalanche of bad luck, Republican Bob Straniere catches a break: Paul Atanasio, the Conservative Party candidate for the 13th District Congressional seat Straniere wants, has quit, says the Staten Island Advance. Conservative as Democrat Michael McMahon is, Atanasio's candidacy was bound to ... More >>

  • News

    June 19, 2007

    No Wafer for Rudy

    Giuliani campaigns as a Catholic, but he's on the outs with God

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    February 6, 2007

    The Magician's Nephew

    The goods on Gargano: A seamy tale of nepotism on the Brooklyn waterfront

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    October 11, 2005

    GOP Games

    Endorsement for Sale

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    September 27, 2005

    No Fig Leaf

    Spitzer splits with Bloomie

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    August 26, 2003

    Analyze This!

    Italians Iced From Federal Judicial Appointments

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    November 12, 2002

    Unfit to Print

    How the 'Times,' the 'Post,' and the Rest of the Media Conspired to Push Pataki

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    November 20, 2001

    The Reflective Rudy

    His Honor Relishes Resurrection, Plots Future Stardom

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    October 31, 2000

    Tales of Rick

    A Son of the Suburbs' Trail to the Senate

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    June 6, 2000

    Bias Ban in the Balance

    Will Lazio Burn State Hate Crimes Bill's 'Chance in Hell'?

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    May 30, 2000

    Ricky Rich

    Lazio Knows Where to Get the Big Bucks

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    May 16, 2000

    ‘Town Hall’ TV

    Hillary’s Performance: All Smiles, No Substance

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    May 2, 2000

    A Kinder, Gentler Rudy?

    How Rudy Prepared for His Bad-News Press Briefing

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    April 18, 2000

    Foul Ball

    Why Giuliani Dissed Upstate Republicans for the Yankees

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    January 4, 2000

    Millennial Matchup

    Zany and Historical Factors That Will Make Rudy or Hill a Winner 

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    October 12, 1999

    Out of the White House Closet

    Gay Rights Steps Out As Presidential Politics Comes to New York

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    October 5, 1999

    Papal Pandering

    Rudy Dons Miter In Search of Upstate Canonization

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    February 2, 1999

    Rudy Vs. George

    Their new battle is more about the conservative party than the schools

  • News

    December 29, 1998

    A Political Execution?

    Probe Cites Clubhouse Connections as a Cause of Child's Death

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    December 22, 1998

    Campaigning For Clemency

    Just before Christmas Governor Pataki is expected to commute the sentences of a few state prisoners. Will any of these women get lucky?

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    November 17, 1998

    Sealed With a Kiss

    Finally, the Fonz Falls. And Our Watch Stops.

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    November 3, 1998

    D'Amato's Final Days

    Oy! is foul-mouthed Fonz headed for a fall?

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    October 27, 1998

    Pataki's Favorite Conservatives

    Mike Long's party is feasting at the state trough

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    May 5, 1998

    Patronage Outrage

    'Wired' Official Neglected Sidewalk Safety Outside School Where Child Died