Diva state Senate candidate Mindy Meyer is a media darling and wants Kim Kardashian’s endorsement. Andrew Cuomo? Who’s he?

Meyer isn’t running on the GOP line after all, but still has the Conservative line.

As Cuomo is coming under fire for failing to engage in ending the ConEd lockout, AG Eric Schneiderman is continuing to strengthen his ties to organized labor.

Mayor Bloomberg walked back his comment about police officers threatening to go on strike in the absence of tougher gun control laws, noting strikes by public employees aren’t even legal in New York.

Lev Levitt on Bloomberg: “(W)ith the clock running down and with few, if any, lasting accomplishments, he has become shrill – and superfluous.”

Excess Medicaid payments cost the state $23 million over the past five years, according to state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli.

Who’s behind the supposedly “grassroots” movement opposed to Bloomberg’s proposed soda ban? Goddard Gunster, a D.C.-based PR firm.

The Daily News fired its managing editor for politics, Ian Bishop, just a few weeks before the national conventions.

Sen. Tony Avella wants Cuomo to use his “formidable influence” to get ConEd to end its lockout.

Environmental Advocates of New York is asking a variety of state officials and lawmakers to survey other insurers on their policies.

Cuomo signed legislation to strengthen existing incentives to attract the movie industry to upstate America.

Rudy Giuliani will be speaking at Mitt Romney’s Tampa HQ Thursday.

Albany County DA hopeful Lee Kindlon has a blog that pokes fun at his opponent, incumbent DA David Soares, for refusing to respond to his invitation to debate.

Sen. Daniel Squadron offers “drive-through mobile district offices.”

A live blog of the first public hearing on Bloomberg’s proposed soda ban.