Nearly half the candidates running for city judgeships in this year's general election on November 2 are unqualified to run, the New York City Bar Association said yesterday. Of the 34 candidates running in the Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, 15 are unqualified by the Bar's reckoning ... More >>
LazioRick Lazio is dropping out of the governor's race, he announced today. He'll also withdraw from the Conservative Party. This follows his significant loss to Carl Paladino in the primaries, and sets the stage for a battle royale between Andrew Cuomo and Paladino. To the pain!
By Samantha Cook "I feel very comfortable about where we are," Rick Lazio told voters during a meet and greet session at New York Penn Station just hours before upstart Carl Paladino destroyed him in the Republican gubernatorial primary, winning 64 percent of the vote compared to Lazio's 36 ... More >>
By Nicole Maffeo and Gavin Aronsen Just how far has Republican Rick Lazio strayed from 270 Park Avenue in his campaign for governor? That's the address of JPMorgan Chase, where Lazio actively served as managing director until announcing his gubernatorial bid last year. (For details on his performa ... More >>
By Adam Schwartzman Carl Paladino, real estate mogul and Rick Lazio's main competition for the Republican nomination in the upcoming gubernatorial election, was not surprised at Wayne Barrett's recent and painfully explicit exposé of Lazio's corporate past. He relayed some of his thoughts in ... More >>
Diverting nearly a billion in retiree benefits into subprime risk? Oh, just watch him work the e-mail.
In 2007, current New York gubernatorial candidate Rick Lazio was a JPMorgan Chase executive, one who sent emails like all the other JPMorgan executives. The difference, though? Some of Lazio's emails -- which the Village Voice has now obtained and published -- show the details of just how inv ... More >>
Rick Lazio spokesman Kevin Fullington has been giving us video lessons for the last couple of days about the size of the state's deficit, tossing a $40 billion number around to scare and befuddle. One number he definitely didn't get right, even as he stood before a chalkboard, is the year his candi ... More >>
Today was Day Two of the state Republican Party convention and the hot and heavy action on the delegate floor came early and often. These were rock-solid Republicans filling the big ballroom at the Sheraton Towers in midtown, but for all their rhetoric, they could just as easily have been an ... More >>
By Scott Greenberg Speaking earlier this month about Andrew Cuomo's 1997-2000 tenure at HUD, gubernatorial rival Rick Lazio blasted him: "He was the head of an agency that was the worst-rated agency in the federal government, which is really saying something." That's the exact opposite of what Laz ... More >>
By Scott Greenberg and Alana Horowitz Hillary Clinton ran an ad in 2000 that accused Rick Lazio as being the "wolf that passes for Little Red Riding Hood" in a wrangle over Latino votes. Turns out she was right. The Voice uncovered an internal memo from gubernatorial candidate Rick Lazio' ... More >>
Lazio needed health care in 2000 when he fell and busted his lip in front of everyone on the first day of his futile Senate campaign. See Jon Stewart's clip.By Scott Greenberg Gubernatorial candidate Rick Lazio's "Stop Obamacare" campaign sounds suspiciously like one of his fearmongering strategies ... More >>
His fingerprints are all over the recent economic collapse
Not that this story ranks anywhere on the new Gawk-O-Meter by which all things Web are now measured, but we still take small satisfaction that a few lines in a Voice story this week prompted live grenades to be tossed back and forth between the two leading contenders for the Republican nomina ... More >>
Levy and LazioLong Island Republican Rick Lazio, who faces primary challenges from the left and right for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, got a boost today when he won the endorsement of the Executive Committee of Mike Long's Conservative Party in Brooklyn. Since its founding, the Co ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Incumbent Governor David Paterson is portraying himself as outsider candidate for Governor, and to some extent that's true. He famously doesn't have Obama's support, reportedly doesn't have the support of state Democrats, and most certainly doesn't have the support of the local press. Still, ... More >>
Lazio has much to lose if Paterson doesn't give Cuomo a good fightRick Lazio had Bill Belichick-like palpitations this week. The GOP gubernatorial candidate rushed to the defense of incumbent Democratic governor David Paterson twice, issuing statements railing about the New York ... More >>
Presumed (because unopposed at the moment) Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Lazio has found a winning campaign strategy: Don't attack the Governor, attack the man everyone thinks is going to shove the Governor aside for this year's race, Andrew Cuomo. And don't attack him on issues -- ... More >>
Remember the flurry of interest this summer in a New York state constitutional convention from politicians and voters? The voters may be climbing down from the threat, but Rick Lazio is still ready to capitalize on it in his race for governor. The man best known for losing to Hillary Clinton in h ... More >>
George Pataki has met with the head of the National Republican Senate Campaign Committee and is apparently considering a run for the Senate. Maybe those weak poll numbers for Kirsten Gillibrand have encouraged him. The free-spending former governor once had presidential ambitions, but those were dif ... More >>
You may remember Rick Lazio, who as a boyish Republican congressman ran against Hillary Clinton for Senate and disastrously invaded her space in a debate. Having since leaving the house enriched himself at JPMorgan Chase, Lazio is said by the Times to be considering a run for the Governor's office. ... More >>
Housing Authority Asks Residents to Fess Up and Pay
Waiting for That Check From Lazio. And Waiting. And Waiting.
The Unbearable Lightness of Being Rick Lazio
Tales From the Trail About Green, Zogby, Powers, and Zuckerman
Megabuck Salary and Powerhouse Reputation Can't Buffer Candidates From Loss
A Son of the Suburbs' Trail to the Senate
Where's the Republican's Expensive Hired Gun When He Needs Him? Michigan.
Surges and Soft Money
The Young Rick Lazio: Soul of an Old Machine
Easy, Senators! Theres enough money for everybody.
Tenants Vow to Boycott Lazio's Law
Lazio Took a Smart Pill, His Tax Records Show
To This Top GOP Donor, Soft Money Is the Name of the Game
2000 Campaign Could Affect Radio Access
The Hidden Treasures Behind Lazio's Stock Deal
Lazio Breaks the Bank at His Neighborhood EAB Branch
Out With the Poor, in With the Rich . . . and Into Lazios Coffers
Lazio Has Made Mortgages Pay Off Big Time for His Campaign
Lazios Housing Bill Was So Bad It Made D'Amato Seem Reasonable
Will Lazio Burn State Hate Crimes Bill's 'Chance in Hell'?
The Candidate Makes an Antigay Remark and Nobody Notices
Lazio Knows Where to Get the Big Bucks