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A reader sent along this photo of Carl Paladino with congressional candidate Michael Grimm at the Staten Island ferry terminal yesterday morning.
Paladino was shaking hands with morning commuters, part of a downstate push to make up a big gap in the polls.
"They were campaigning separately and crossed paths," said Steven Stites, a spokesman for Grimm. (The two apparently weren't together for long. I arrived a few minutes after Paladino's announced arrival time of 8:30...
Eric Schneiderman is adding the endorsement of two firefighter unions today as the attorney general campaign reaches its final days
The Uniformed Firefighters Association and the Uniformed Fire Officers Association- who represent over 22,000 individuals involved in fire rescues- both announced their support for the Democrat's bid.
"Eric understands the difficult and dangerous job performed by New York's firefighters," said UFA president Steve Cassidy.
The latest Siena poll, released last Wednesday, declared the AG...
A new Siena poll today gives incumbent Democrat Bill Owens a narrow 40-37 lead over Republican Matt Doheny with 8 percent undecided.
Complicating matters is the fact that Conservative Party favorite Doug Hoffman remains on the ballot and garners 15 percent of the vote, even though he has dropped out of the race.
"Will voters know or won't they know that Hoffman has suspended his campaign? That question will determine how many votes are...
The ARC tunnel is officially dead.
The back story on the Clinton/Cuomo relationship.
"Give him a whopping victory. Send him to Albany with a massive majority," Clinton told a rally for Cuomo in Brooklyn.
Clinton heads upstate next to help out Scott Murphy.
Paladino seemed confused about how much of state government he would cut
Bill deBlasio is going after George Pataki's Revere America committee for their unwillingness to divulge where their money is coming from.
WNYC looks at the...
My how times have changed. Kristen Davis campaign slogan: Vote Homo, Not Cuomo.
32BJ is mailing for Brian Foley.
Eric Schneiderman will contribute to charity all the money he received thanks to a legal loophole that lets state lawmakers deduct work expenses even from days they're not at work.
Barack Obama is sitting down with political bloggers.
Carl Paladino is trying to court the lesbians of Park Slope, MagHabe reports.
The front-runner for the job of...
Carl Paladino traveled to the island that he loathes today to speak out against Park51.
He sounded very confident about his prospects next week, despite polls which show him trailing quite a bit, and he vowed that once he became governor he would stop the project from continuing.
"I am going to be serving you as a governor and I am sending out a very clear message today about what type of government we are going to...
Political writer and activist Gloria Steinem will be roboing New York voters to urge them to vote for Democrats on the Working Family Party line next Tuesday.
The WFP says the call is going out to "tens of thousands" of party members, as well as those registered with the Democratic and Independence Party. The call is targeted to "progressive" district in New York City.
The call is posted above, the script below:
"Hi this is Gloria Steinem. ...
After greeting some commuters at the ferry terminal on Staten Island this morning, Carl Paladino explained this his proposed cuts are not simply numbers he is throwing out there.
"No, no, no. There are very complicated formulas," Paladino said. "There's multiple areas where we're going to be cutting spending. Obviously we're going to get rid of entire agencies."
Among them, he said, were the Division of Housing and Community Renewal and the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation.
For Democrats in New York, November 2008 was an especially hopeful time. Barack Obama was sworn in as President. House and Senate majorities increased. And locally, for the first time in 40 years Democrats were going to be in charge in the state Senate, ushering in a new era of progressive change and clean government.
Err, not. In fact, Democratic control of the upper house in Albany has brought a steady stream of bad news...
Carolyn Maloney had her second of three debates last night against Republican Ryan Brumberg and vigorously defended her support of the health care reform bill and emphasized her reputation as one of the hardest working members of Congress.
The debate, which also featured Conservative Party candidate Timothy Healy, drew lively yelps and applause from the audience of 80 or so people, as Maloney and Brumberg replicated the national dance between Democratic incumbents and Republican...
Buffalo Pundit passes along the following trailer to a (supposed) biopic about Carl Paladino.
The clip is a sort of greatest hits of the campaign--look for the cameo of Michael Caputo with Hasidic leaders--and ends with a plea to vote for Andrew Cuomo on Nov. 2
In less than a week, New Yorkers elect a new governor. Barring a miracle, GOP candidate Carl Paladino will not be heading to Albany.
He will be heading back upstate, however, to his native Buffalo, where he won't lack for distractions. After all, Paladino built his failed campaign on his private fortune, a development portfolio estimated at $500 million in value, covering millions of square feet in rustbelt New York and eastern Pennsylvania.
While a comprehensive examiniation of...
Patrick Gaspard is expected to leave the White House if the G.O.P takes the House or Senate
Andrew Cuomo has a mixed record as attorney general.
The city's Board of Elections chief was fired.
The board spent $1.2 million on car services this year.
In Harlem, Michael Steele said, "We will win in New York City."
If the legislature balks at the idea of an independent commission to police their activities, Andrew Cuomo tells the NYDN edit board create a...
Another poll out today from the folks at Siena shows a virtual dead heat in the race for the Hudson Valley congressional seat.
John Hall leads Nan Hayworth 47-46 with just 6% undecided. Two weeks ago, the poll showed Hayworth leading 46-43.
The 19th CD has always been one of the country's quintessential swing districts. In 1994, when the Gingrich Republicans took control of the House, GOPer Sue Kelly grabbed the seat from a Democrat. In...
Today's Q-Poll offers some reassuring news for Democrats: all three top-of-the-ticket G.O.P. candidates are likely to get crushed next week,
"That Republican wave that's said to be sweeping the country runs into a levee - a dam, a blockade, whatever figure of speech you like - at the New York border probably because of Carl Paladino's foot-in-mouth disease. Attorney General Andrew Cuomo can start measuring the Executive Mansion curtains. This race is all but...
Kristin Davis is mailing to voters in New York City and to college campuses, on behalf of her pro-marijuana, pro-same sex marriage campaign for governor.
The latest piece of mail--with the large headline "REDEMPTION"--outlines her personal story, including the four months spent at Rikers Island for supplying prostitutes.
"Kristin Davis did the crime--and did her time," it says. "She paid her debt to society. What about Spitzer, Paterson, Espada, Rangel, Lopez and Hevesi?"
That criticism focuses on Democratic scandals...
With less than one week until Election Day, Carl Paladino is finally beginning to resemble a conventional candidate.
He is reining in his rhetoric, limiting his media exposure, stumping in key constituencies and spending significant sums of money.
But it might not matter.
"There's reasons why voters vote the way they do," said Lee Miringoff, the Marist pollster whose most recent survey showed that 62 percent of likely voters view Mr. Paladino unfavorably--one of...
When Andrew Cuomo holds campaign rallies, he calls them his "Big Tent" events. The phrasing isn't metaphorical. The Cuomo Team actually does rent a fairly well-apportioned white tent for dignitaries and supporters and reporters to huddle under while Mr. Cuomo makes a speech about how we've had tall governors and short governors, Republican governors and Democratic governors, but that nothing in Albany will change unless a broad coalition of New Yorkers demands it.
Roger Stone has a dirty mind. This is true in a lot of senses, and one sense involves Kristin Davis, the current candidate for governor of New York and an ex-madam who claims to have provided services to Eliot Spitzer. "I thought she was very hot, and I wanted to meet her," the G.O.P. strategist and Nixonite said of Ms. Davis, whose pinup photographs he'd admired in the Post. "I had a misimpression of...
The first AEG television ad.
Dan Maffei isn't sold on the continuing idea of a Speaker Pelosi.
Andrew Cuomo endorsed David Valesky in the 49th state Senate district.
Michael McMahon gets a write-up from the UFT website.
Democratic congressman Scott Murphy is now trailing
Roll Call thinks Charlie Rangel might represent himself.
NYC doesn't want to assign races to students.
At the Dan Donovan fundraiser last night, Mike Bloomberg said, "We're the laughingstock of the country."
President Obama told Rev....