Mario and Andrew Cuomo shared a moment on the convention stage today.

Mario Cuomo could be seen “playfully poking his son to make a point after the speech,” the Times scribes report.

The newly-minted gubernatorial nominee held an impromptu post-convention press gaggle.

…So did his LG pick, Rochester Mayor Bob Duffy, which didn’t sit so well with some Cuomo aides.

The state GOP’s rapid response operation at the Democratic convention was a decidedly low budget affair.

Ex-NYC Council President Andrew Stein was indicted on tax charges.

Former NYC Comptroller Bill Thompson will endorse his ’09 mayoral primary opponent, ex-NYC Councilman Tony Avella, for state Senate.

The Concerned Women Political Action Committee endorsed Doug Hoffman in NY-23.

Congressional hopeful Michael Grimm says he doesn’t want the Staten Island GOP’s nod after it tried to draft former Rep. Vito Fossella into the race.

Gov. David Paterson called on Congress to increase New York’s unemployment funding.

The New York Building Congress is urging members to withhold all legislative political contributions until the budget is enacted.

Mayor Bloomberg wants city agencies to adopt his bullpen-style City Hall office.

Ed Rendell suggests President Clinton would have handled the oil spill differently than President Obama.

Ontario County Republican Chairman Jay Dutcher and his state committee members endorsed David Malpass for the US Senate. (Against Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand). (No link).

The Dutchess GOP executive committee; the Essex County GOP Committee and chairs of Allegany, Cortland, Schoharie and Seneca counties endorsed Jay Townsend for the US Senate (against Sen. Chuck Schumer). (No link).

Here’s Malpass appearing with state GOP Chairman Ed Cox (and a big check from “our children to Washington politicians”) at a press conference where he assailed the national debt and government spending that is “out of control.”