Reid: Gillibrand ‘hottest’ Senator.
(Via Hot Air Headlines) If you were wondering whether or not current Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D, NV) is snapping under the strain of facing Sharron Angle, well, stop wondering. If he was not snapping, Reid almost certainly would not have made such a strong contrast between Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand at a recent NYC fundraiser thrown for Reid by Mayor Bloomberg. To sum | Read More »
Maurice Hinchey’s (D, NY-22) Spring-time with Castro.
Because, you know, what’s a little grinding poverty, utter failure of an economic system, routine and widespread violation of human rights, and general nastiness when compared against the need to keep a House seat?
Charlie Rangel (D, NY-15): ‘Obama needs people like me…’
‘…more than ever‘: Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Several thoughts:
Meet Michael Grimm (R CAND, NY-13).
Mike’s one of the GOP candidates for the district – the primary hasn’t happened yet – for the seat whose current incumbent (Mikey McMahon) just made the news for distributing a list of Grimm’s Jewish donors. Yeah, I know: you’d think in this day and age… anyway, Mike took the time to talk to us: Video here if it doesn’t load: there’s some kind of | Read More »
Mike McMahon (D, NY-13): my opponent takes JEWISH money!
[UPDATE] Via Hot Air: let the damage control begin! McMahon shoots the messenger, and completely fails to explain why she delivered the message in the first place. Remember, folks: fish rots from the head down. Rep. McMahon is claiming that he wanted to make sure that people knew that the 200K that his opponent Mike Grimm raised last quarter – which is, by the way, | Read More »
Keep spending that campaign cash, Rangel.
I beg to differ with JammieWearingFool: I heartily approve of Rep. Charlie Rangel’s (D, NY-15) spending decisions. Charles Rangel’s legal bills are piling up as high as the campaign cash he’s raking in to pay for his ethics defense. That leaves the Harlem Democrat with no choice but to run for, and win, a 21st term in the House to keep raising campaign money to | Read More »
NY Dem Donors Discover Elementary Self-Respect.
(H/T: Instapundit) A fascinating bit of trivia for people out there: if you’re a Democrat, and you go keep telling a group of folks- in this case, Wall Street and other wealthy New York Democratic donors – that they’re unmitigated scum who need to be drained of every drop of their dirty money if they want to avoid being lynched by an angry Mob led | Read More »
‘ZOUNDS! AG Cuomo (D) running for Governor!
Imagine my shock. Andrew Cuomo, following in the footsteps of dad Mario and two scandal-scarred predecessors, announced his long-expected campaign for governor by promising a crackdown on corruption. “I don’t work for the lobbyists,” Cuomo told his supporters Saturday afternoon in lower Manhattan. “I don’t work for the politicians. I don’t work for special interests. I work for the people of New York. Period.” The | Read More »
Meet George Phillips (R CAND, NY-22).
He’s running against Maurice Hinchey; George actually outraised him last quarter. This is pretty significant: Democrats really, really, really don’t want to be in an environment where they have to fund normally untouchable Members of Congress like Hinchey. George’s website is here. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe Lane.
Adam Powell IV to challenge Charlie Rangel (D, NY-15).
Revenge is a dish best served cold, it seems. NEW YORK – The son of a legendary New York congressman has announced he will challenge Rep. Charles Rangel. Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell IV told supporters Monday it was time for new leadership in the district, which covers the heart of the city’s Harlem neighborhood. H/T The Corner, and that’s all the time we should waste | Read More »
Meet Tom Reed (R CAND, NY-29).
Tom’s been planning to run in the general election [for this seat] – which as you might recall, was 1st-term Eric Massa’s, until he fled it on what could only be called ‘lurid’ circumstances – since last year. He’d be happy to run in a special election, too – assuming that Governor Paterson plans to follow the Constitution and actually schedule one. Tom’s site is | Read More »
Why is Gov. Paterson (D, NY) flirting with impeachment?
Article I, Section 2, US Constitution : When vacancies happen in the Representation from any State, the Executive Authority thereof shall issue Writs of Election to fill such Vacancies. WHAM.com : Henrietta, NY — Multiple Democratic sources now confirm that party chairs decided Monday night that Matthew Zeller is their candidate should a special election to replace Rep. Eric Massa take place. As Jim Geraghty | Read More »
Another Democratic bite at the Big Apple?
So, it’s reported that they’re trying to ease out Gov David Paterson of NY: Democratic Party officials are putting pressure on New York Gov. David A. Paterson to resign from office as additional details emerge about his alleged effort to intervene in a domestic-violence case involving a senior aide. The state Democratic chairman, Jay Jacobs, headed to Albany Tuesday morning to meet with Mr. Paterson | Read More »
Rep. Charles Rangel (D, NY) violated ethical rules.
Not a good time for Speaker Nancy Pelosi: The House ethics committee has found Ways and Means Chairman Charles Rangel, a New York Democrat, violated House rules by failing to properly disclose financial details of trips to the Caribbean, senior congressional officials said Thursday. After several months of investigation, the ethics panel determined Mr. Rangel didn’t inform the ethics committee of the corporate source of | Read More »
Can we start treating Chuckie Schumer (D-NY) as vulnerable NOW?
(H/T: Instapundit) He’s dropped another four points in two weeks. 51% in mid-January; 47% now. That’s the lowest it’s been since 2001. Admittedly, he’s currently up more or less two-to-one against a hypothetical Kudlow candidacy. Currently. As I noted last week, Schumer wasn’t exactly challenged in his last election, and his current relationship with Wall Street threatens to clash badly with the President’s unfolding plan | Read More »
Marist: Chuckie Schumer (D, NY) dropped seven points since September.
58 percent in September; 54 percent in November; 51 percent now. Which is great for a Democratic Senator, these days; but what it is not is the kind of numbers that make an actual electoral challenge a self-evident absurdity, particularly in an election cycle where Republicans can win statewide in New Jersey and Massachusetts. Don’t get me wrong: he’s got a fearsome reputation as a | Read More »
Chuck Schumer (D-NY): Free speech is un-American.
Via AoSHQ: The Supreme Court’s ruling Thursday striking down limits on corporate and union spending in elections is “un-American,” Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Thursday. Schumer, a top Senate Democrat who formerly ran their campaign committee, said he would hold hearings on the decision in the coming weeks. “I think it’s an un-American decision,” Schumer said at a press conference Thursday. “I think when the | Read More »
Marvelous political party that you work for, Sen. Gillibrand.
(H/T: Instapundit) Very cognizant of the plight of the working class: …the notoriously chatty New York Democrat referred to a flight attendant as a “b[*]tch” after she ordered him to turn off his phone before takeoff. Schumer and his seatmate, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), were chatting on their phones before takeoff when an announcement indicated that it was time to turn off the phones. [snip] | Read More »
Sen. Schumer’s (D, NY) unsurprising tribunal reversal.
Everybody’s overthinking Chuck Schumer’s (D, NY) flip-flop from his 2001 stance on military tribunals: …those who commit acts of war against the United States, particularly those who have no color of citizenship, don’t deserve the same panoply of due process rights that American citizens receive. Should Osama bin Laden be captured alive—and I imagine most Americans hope he won’t be captured alive. But if he is, it is ludicrous to | Read More »
Rep. Bill Owens (D NY-23) breaks his word on the public option.
(H/T: Big Government) I’m actually not upset about this, seeing as I knew all along that he’d break his word. Fish swim, birds fly, ‘conservative’ Democratic legislators betray their principles on cue. And so it is, here: GOUVERNEUR, NY – Congressman-elect Bill Owens was sworn in at noon today. Owens indicated in a press release that he was now in favor of the bill in | Read More »