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 »
N.O.W. is Racist and Sight-ist; Call for Governor Paterson to Resign
The increasingly irrelevant National Organization for Women has finally issued a statement regarding New York’s Governor Paterson and his involvement in intimidation and witness tampering. Allegedly. ALBANY, N.Y. — The National Organization for Women on Tuesday urged New York Gov. David Paterson to resign because of a report he directed two staffers to contact a woman about a domestic violence case involving one of his | Read More »
BREAKING: Giuliani not running for NY governor?
Rudy’ ain’t runnin’? From The New York Times: Giuliani Is Said to Have Decided Not to Run for Governor By DANNY HAKIM Published: November 19, 2009 Former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani has decided not to run for governor of New York next year after months of mulling a candidacy, according to people who have been told of the decision. His decision is a blow to | Read More »
Siena poll (NY-SEN): Giuliani beats Gillibrand by 8 points.
(Via RCP) I’m still trying to reconcile a 46/38 result among registered voters (which represents a flip since January 2009) with Siena’s statement that half of NY voters can want Giuliani to run for neither Governor nor Senator, unless a large proportion of those voters don’t want him to run because he could actually win. Absent a look at the actual questions, I’m not sure | Read More »
NY Senate Watch: Paterson (D) could end this, any time?
He arguably has the authority to do so. And knows it. Groups call on Paterson to appoint Lt. Governor Citizens Union, Common Cause and Assemb. Michael Gianaris (D- Astoria) urged Paterson to exercise the authority given him by Section 43 of the Public Officers Law. The provision reads in part, “if a vacancy shall occur, otherwise than by expiration of term, with no provision of | Read More »
Andrew Cuomo still not running for NY Governor.
If the last month should have done anything, it should have caused NY State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to at least re-evaluate his decision not to challenge current Governor David Paterson for the job. Since then, Paterson’s numbers have stayed awful: 19% from Marist, 28% from Quinnipac, 18% from Siena. The consensus is that Giuliani beats Paterson; Cuomo beats Paterson; and that Cuomo beats Giuliani. | Read More »
Cuomo Won’t Challenge NY Governor Paterson
I would have bet the house against this: New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said despite recent polls showing him far ahead of Governor David Paterson in a gubernatorial primary, he wants to stay on as the state’s chief legal officer. “I hope the people think that I’ve been delivering for them as attorney general,” he said Tuesday night at Schenectady County Community College. | Read More »
Paterson Downplays Kennedy’s Chances
I’m beginning to think that New York Governor David Paterson really doesn’t intend to name Caroline Kennedy to succeed Hillary Clinton in the Senate: Caroline Kennedy’s lack of elected office experience “does not help her” in her quest to represent New York in the U. S. Senate, Gov. David A. Paterson told The Buffalo News on Thursday. “The notion that I have to take Caroline | Read More »
The Empire State Shuffle
So, assuming Hillary Clinton is, in fact, leaving the Senate to become Secretary of State (and assuming, see here, here and here, that she can Constitutionally take the job), that sets off the next round of political merry-go-round for New York: who will be appointed by Governor David Paterson to replace her? Recall the setting. Hillary was re-elected in 2006, defeating Yonkers Mayor John Spencer; | Read More »
Hillary Starts the Musical Chairs in New York
The expected move of Hillary Clinton to Foggy Bottom will set off an intriguing parlor game among New York State Democrats. Whom will Governor Paterson appoint to succeed Clinton? And how will it affect the gubernatorial and senate races in New York in 2010? New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has long been seen as a likely primary opponent to Paterson in 2010, and given | Read More »
Andrew Cuomo And The Subprime Mortgage Crisis
Once again, it is time to call shenanigans on one’s own side. Just yesterday, Senator McCain reiterated that he wanted SEC Chairman Chris Cox gone and said that he would like to replace Cox with . . . Andrew Cuomo. Is this a “getting a fox to guard the chicken coop” moment? Why, yes. Yes, it is. And by the way, this link ought to | Read More »