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Something different for Room 8: A political cartoon from my recently launched comic strip:
For nearly 20 years on television, I have interviewed political candidates, only to observe them, for whatever reason, rarely deliver on a long list of campaign promises. Watching new Governor Andrew Cuomo has been different, and dare I say refreshing.
Gotham Gazette's coverage of City Council elections continues...
The extension of term limits has proved a double-edged sword for City Council member Alan Gerson. On one hand, it has given him a chance at four more years; on the other, it has provided his opponents with a political weapon to use against him. Alex Kane reports:
I've noticed there has been a lot of press recently, a lot of speculation about who will be tapped to replace Senator Hillary Clinton when she heads south to take over the Department of State. And as speculation goes, besides a smattering of usual suspects, I found this interesting:
By Dan Gesslein
During a true WTF moment that can only happen in Bronx politics, instead of one Democratic Party leader we now have two. Both Dem Chairman Jose Rivera and the Rainbow Rebels' Carl Heastie claimed victory during a raucous vote yesterday. Now the court will decide who is the real Dem leader.
Today the Daily Freeman posted this article on Rep. Kristen Gillibrand posting her daily schedule online. In the article Rep. Hinchey (NY-22) and Rep. Hall (NY-19) responded to questions about making their schedules available.
And we're off.
Election Day is underway and people are voting in the race for an open New York State Senate seat from Long Island.
Follow the election results tonight at the Nassau County Board of Elections.
This is an open thread. What are you hearing about the race?
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