Here And Now
“The best spokesperson to win votes for Andrew Cuomo is Carl Paladino,” said Phil Singer, a consultant to the Cuomo campaign. “Our strategy is to just let him talk.”
Paladino called Gov. David Paterson “a wimp” and “pathetic” and deemed former Gov. George Pataki “a degenerate idiot.” (He makes the wood of the DN, which trumpets: “MEET CRAZY CARL!”
“How do you run a race when you have called the speaker of the Assembly ‘Hitler’ and when you say you will take a baseball bat to Albany? We’ve already had (former Gov. Eliot L. Spitzer) and his ‘steamroller.’ We’d be moving from dysfunction to psychosis,” said Baruch College Prof. Douglas A. Muzzio.
Paterson said Paladino now has a “clean slate” and should take “responsibility” and stop talking…well, crazy.
These kind of barbs aren’t likely to bother Paladino in the least.
Cuomo hasn’t said anything about Paladino’s win, but his running mate, Rochester Mayor Bob Duffy, says the campaign’s strategy won’t change.
A senior GOP legislative official told Republican candidates to keep Paladino “at arm’s length” and bring up Eliot Spitzer if the Democrats try to tie them to the controversial gubernatorial hopeful. (That’s already happening).
Former state GOP Chairman Bill Powers advised Paladino not to write off NYC.
Peter Applebome tries to figure out why Dutchess County Republicans went for Paladino.
The newly-minted GOP gubernatorial nominee challenged his Democratic rival to a series of debates.
The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle would like to see Cuomo and Paladino go head-to-head on issues, saying the AG can’t write off Paladino like Lazio did.
The debate duck is a woman named “Amber” with a back belt.
What will Greg Edwards do?
The state Conservative Party is sticking with Lazio.
A city Department of Investigation report found multiple issues with a taxpayer-funded social services agency connected to Brooklyn Democratic Chairman/Assemblyman Vito Lopez.
Mayor Bloomberg traveled to Washington to attend an event in support of the Zadroga bill.
Expectations are high for the man who ousted Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada Jr.: Gustavo Rivera.
Some of Espada’s Democratic colleagues are celebrating his demise, but Republicans don’t plan to let voters forget about him.
“Good riddance,” the TU says of Espada’s loss.
The Times will also be happy to see Espada go, but would like to see more where his loss came from.
A new Times/CBS poll found opportunities for both the Democrats and the Republicans headed into the midterms.
Incumbents and party favorites did well on primary night in Queens.
The general election race for state attorney general is starting to take shape.
Sen. Eric Schneiderman’s pledge to provide an “annex” for the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network in the AG’s office will be an issue in the race.
Bloomberg and the city Board of Elections continued to trade barbs over primary day problems with the new voting machines.
The Times sided with Bloomberg.
Assemblywoman Ginny Fields vowed to keep fighting in the 5th AD.
Some top SUNY official received big pay raises amid a financial crisis.
The crowds at the EPA’s hydrofracking hearings were well-behaved.
NYCLU has a new video on religious freedom.
Former Rep. Joe DioGuardi is on the comeback trail.
Rep. Bill Owens supports ending the Bush-era tax cuts for the rich.
White Plains Mayor Adam Bradley and his wife have both filed for divorce.
Jonathan Capehart explains how his former boss (Bloomberg) isn’t Adrian Fenty.
Meg Whitman beat Bloomberg’s spending record.
Sen. Hugh Farley will keep the Conservative line.
“The ex-president’s daughter got married here” is apparently not a selling point for multimillion-dollar Hudson Valley mansions.
The Watertown Times urged readers to question candidates on property tax relief prior to the November elections.
The paper also calls for Doug Hoffman to quit the race and clear the way for Matt Doheny.
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