Here And Now
Andrew Cuomo refused to discuss his relationship with his onetime adversary-turned-benefactor, Andrew Farkas, but Farkas insists there is “nothing in this for me,” adding: “I do this purely out of love for the man, and because the future of this state is important to my family.”
Carl Paladino’s secret weapon: A full-body bear hug. (Cuomo, observers Nick Confressore, is more of a “bro-hugger”).
Paladino is claiming the mantle of fiscal conservatism, but he’s spending about twice what Cuomo is on campaign staff and consultants.
Clyde Haberman writes of the Paladino campaign’s “through-the-looking-glass quality.”
Paladino was Public Enemy No. 1 at the ESPA dinner.
“I don’t want to be the governor who just proposes marriage equality. I don’t want to be the governor who lobbies for marriage equality. I don’t want to be the governor who fights for marriage equality. I want to be the governor who signs the law that makes equality a reality in the state of New York,” Cuomo said at the ESPA event.
One in every four dollars worth of campaign cash raised by AG hopeful Dan Donovan, who says he doesn’t want to be the sheriff of Wall Street, can be traced back to hedge funder Paul Singer, who was encouraged to give to the Staten Island DA by Mayor Bloomberg.
Harry Wilson is blaming state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli for the spike in local property taxes.
Gov. David Paterson’s early retirement incentive might have the unintended consequence of hefty promotions and higher salaries for a select group of state employees.
A number of New York GOP congressional hopefuls made the NYT list of Tea Party candidates running in the Nov. 2 elections.
National Democrats are more reliant than usual on labor unions this year as donor cash dries up.
A judge has blocked to block the Paterson administration’s effort to collect sales tax on cigarettes sold to non-native Americans on Indian land.
It was not a complete victory for the Seneca Nation, however.
Bloomberg defended Steve Rattner.
The SEC is playing second fiddle to Cuomo on Rattner.
More than 9,000 ground zero workers eligible for a settlement of up to $712.5 million from the city over health claims now stand to get another $47 million in a separate settlement with the Port Authority.
The mayor is staying out of the FOX-Cablevision feud.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and her GOP opponent, Joe DioGuardi, face off in the first of their two debates today.
Gillibrand said her diet secret is to act like a Republican and “just say ‘no.’”
Sen. Chuck Schumer has agreed to debate his GOP opponent, Jay Townsend, just once before Nov. 2. The event will occur on Oct. 24.
Schumer predicted Democrats will hold the US Senate.
Even as other Democrats are running from their health care reform votes, Rep. Scott Murphy is touting his “yes” vote in a new ad.
The governor said thanks, but no thanks to the Seneca Indian Nation.
Citing concern over conflicts of interest, PIC Chairman Michael Cherkasky announced his resignation.
Detractors of Assemblyman Vito Lopez are coming out of the woodwork.
The Westchester Guardian successfully beat back a defamation lawsuit filed by Yonkers Mayor Phil Amicone after reporting on the even of his 2007 re-election that he visited strip clubs.
32BJ has a new political director.
“If David Johnson opts to go to trial, Sherr-Una Booker will be there,” Booker’s attorney said.
President Obama issued a federal disaster declaration for Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island following last month’s deadly storm and tornado.
There’s a mosque fight in Brooklyn.
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