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Capitol Confidential » This week on ‘New York Now’: Redistricting agonistes
March 9, 2012 at 12:39 pm Casey Seiler, Capitol bureau chief in New York Now This week's episode of WMHT's "New York Now" features Matt Ryan's summary of a busy week at the state Capitol - which could serve as prelude to an even busier week coming up - as well as my interview with state Democratic state Sen.
Lew Fidler Loses Some Endorsements
Councilman Lew Fidler, the Democratic candidate in the special election for former State Senator Carl Kruger's seat, put out a long list of 266 endorsements when his campaign began. Now, it seems at least a handful of these backers, mostly rabbis, are no longer on board with Mr. Fidler as he campaigns in the heavily Jewish, southern Brooklyn district.
It's A Free Country ® - Graphic: Obama Campaign Sees Fundraiser Turnover
Earlier this month, Vogue editor Anna Wintour hosted an Obama reelection fundraiser with actress Scarlett Johansson in the city's meatpacking district. Models and designers hobnobbed with Obama campaign manager Jim Messina as part of the "Runway to Win" effort by fashion industry to support the president's reelection.
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Assemblyman Lou Tobacco won't seek re-election
Assemblyman Lou Tobacco, the South Shore Republican firebrand whose anti-smoking crusade among school kids and bumper-sticker campaign against high bridge tolls earned him a boroughwide following, announced this afternoon that he will not seek re-election this fall. In an exclusive interview with the Advance, Tobacco, 39, a father of four from Tottenville, cited the burden of making economic ends meet at home.
Santorum: Prisoner Of The Gays
This election cycle, Santorum's views on LGBT rights have come to define him - and may ruin his camapign. It's his own private cage aux folles. Posted Jan 25, 2012 10:51am EST Rick Santorum rocketed out of Iowa trying to talk about the economy.
Is Romney Going To Run Out Of Money?
Posted Feb 15, 2012 9:51am EST Mitt Romney is running out of rich people. The former Massachusetts governor's gold-plated fundraising machine has depended almost exclusively on big checks from the wealthy individuals - business leaders, Mormon allies, longtime Republican Establishment donors - whom Romney and his team have been cultivating for years, pressing the cases that resonate for those crowds: That he'll cut taxes; that he'll beat Barack Obama; that he's inevitable and they'd better get on board.
WANTED: Asian Republican | City and State
WANTED: Asian Republican The search is on for an Asian Republican.That's stated explicitly in a flyer being circulated by the Queens GOP, which touts an "Asian Candidate Education Workshop" being held in Flushing on February 25. I'm told that copies of this are also being circulated in Korean and Chinese.It's unclear who will run for the seat.
Cutting Through Partisanship to Find New Solutions for New York City
I am running for mayor to counter the stale drift of ideas that have come from our city's Democratic and Republican parties. We have been fortunate that the last two mayors were able to forge fusion mayoralties which brought together moderate Democrats, pragmatic liberals, independents and the dwindling Republican ranks in our city.