Meet Joe DioGuardi (R CAND, NY-SEN).

    Joe is running in the Senate race that’s against Kirsten Gillibrand, and he’s determined to win it. We discussed a bit about the state of the race: Joe’s site is here: he’s started a moneybomb today to fuel the last few weeks before the election. Check it out. Moe Lane (crosspost)

    Meet Joe DioGuardi (R CAND, NY-SEN).

    Joe is running in the Senate race that’s against Kirsten Gillibrand, and he’s determined to win it. We discussed a bit about the state of the race: Joe’s site is here: he’s started a moneybomb today to fuel the last few weeks before the election. Check it out. Moe Lane (crosspost)

    Who I Voted For In New York Today

    Quick roundup. I voted around 7am this morning, and was the sixth voter at my polling station, and the first Republican. The bad news is that the new optical-scanner voting machines seem a real downgrade in ease, reliability and privacy from the old mechanical machines in use for so many decades in New York. The sort of sad thing, but emblematic of the poor odds | Read More »

    NY-SEN: Kudlow vs. Schumer?

    I’ve suspected for some time now that the California Senate race against Barbara Boxer was basically the high-watermark Senate race for the GOP – that is, the toughest race that has a non-trivial chance to be winnable if everything breaks just right. But the recent withdrawal of Evan Bayh from his own re-election race in Indiana (not as “safe” a seat as Boxer’s, given Indiana’s | Read More »

    Peter King Lays Out The Stakes

    The GOP has been in a defensive crouch for too long on the war on terror. But one of the Republicans who hasn’t been afraid to lay the stakes of the current debate about interrogation procedures is Long Island Congressman and possible Senate candidate Peter King. King argues that if the Democrats try to prosecute Bush Administration officials for approving coercive interrogation techniques against 9/11 | Read More »

    Peter King Lays Out The Stakes

    The GOP has been in a defensive crouch for too long on the war on terror. But one of the Republicans who hasn’t been afraid to lay the stakes of the current debate about interrogation procedures is Long Island Congressman and possible Senate candidate Peter King. King argues that if the Democrats try to prosecute Bush Administration officials for approving coercive interrogation techniques against 9/11 | Read More »

    NY-SEN: A Dissenting Note on Gillibrand

    I spoke too soon below in saying Kirsten Gillibrand was the non-nepotism choice for the NY Senate seat: Gillibrand’s father, Doug Rutnik, is an Albany insider and lobbyist whose ties to former GOP powerhouses Joe Bruno, George Pataki and Al D’Amato are legendary. In fact, Gillibrand won her seat when a state police domestic violence report about the GOP incumbent, John Sweeney, was mysteriously leaked, | Read More »

    NY-SEN: Looks Like Gillibrand

    The New York Senate selection process, while not as big a disaster for the Democrats as in Illinois, has looked at times like a family soap opera, as Basil Paterson’s son had to decide who should replace Bill Clinton’s wife in the Senate: John F. Kennedy’s daughter? Mario Cuomo’s son, who was once married to Robert F. Kennedy’s daughter? We also had the amusing spectacle | Read More »