The Weekend That Was
Ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner is “desperate” to get back into politics and is mulling re-entering the 2013 NYC mayor’s race, though some believe public advocate is a better bet.
Weiner has $4.5 million left in his campaign account and has been maintaining his campaign office near Grand Central Station.
Former NYC Comptroller/2013 mayoral contender Bill Thompson’s campaign announced raising nearly $500,000 in the most recent filing period, for a total of approximately $1.5 million in the 13 months since it began accepting contributions for the 2013 campaign cycle. (No link).
Rep. Michael Grimm’s Democratic opponent, Mark Murphy, raised $216,427 in the second quarter and now has over $260,000 cash on hand. (No link).
Rep. Jim Clyburn attended a breakfast in support of Murphy on Staten Island.
A Kennedy source says Kerry Kennedy doesn’t remember anything about her early-morning car accident and might have suffered a seizure.
Kennedy told police she may have taken the sleeping aid Ambien.
Cuomo has until Wednesday to act on 155 bills that currently await his approval or veto.
After spending 27 years at the helm of the Saratoga County GOP, Jasper Nolan won’t seek re-election this fall.
Though the annual salaries of district superintendents at the state’s 37 Boards of Cooperative Educational Services are capped at $166,762, the leader of Southern Westchester BOCES will earn $243,403 this year.
On July 24, workers from 10 separate campaigns – led by such groups as Make The Road New York, Domestic Workers United, New York Communities for Change, SEIU 32BJ and more – are planning to come together for the first time to launch a massive union organizing campaign.
The Boston Globe thought Bloomberg, a Medford, MA native, was a little too gleeful about a recent magazine piece about NYC’s effort to surpass Boston in the science and technology sector.
Steve Cuozzo believes Bloomberg is “100 percent out of touch with the needs of pedestrians and drivers alike.”
A spokesman for Speaker Quinn insists politics is not a factor when she decides how to dole out discretionary cash (AKA pork).
Bloomberg called Ray Kelly the best police commissioner NYC has ever had.
The Rev. Al Sharpton called on Kelly to hold a summit on gun violence — just days after the commissioner suggested black and Latino leaders were too busy protesting stop-and-frisk to “respond” to the bloodshed.
CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo had a contentious interview with Eliot Spitzer regarding his prosecution of former AIG head Hank Greenberg.
Republican Abe Fuchs announced his candidacy for Assemblyman Rory Lancman’s seat.
Alan Chartock compares state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli to Ferdinand the Bull.
Oprah interviewed the Romneys.
President Obama is neck-and-neck with Romney in fundraising on Long Island this year and is holding his own in the local money chase compared with his campaign in 2008, but he has raised less overall in New York than four years ago.
Wikipedia entries for some of the candidates running for mayor next year are being re-written by aides to those candidates.
Assemblyman John D. Ceretto wants Cuomo to appoint a Niagara County resident to replace John Dyson on the NYPA board of trustees.
Occupy, the summer camp. (Located in – where else? – the People’s Republic of Brooklyn).
A St. Lawrence County government telephone number was printed in the top left corner of checks for a bank account for Sen. Patricia Ritchie’s re-election campaign, but Mrs. her office said it was “an honest mistake” and not an ethical breach.
Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle is trying to address a growing uproar over her comment on the House floor two weeks ago that Operation Fast and Furious “is the issue first and foremost on the minds of my constituents.”
White Plains attorney Albert Pirro Jr. is to appear in a Connecticut courtroom on Tuesday to answer charges that he grabbed a woman by the arms and shook her outside a Greenwich bar.
Republican Rory Bellantoni, a former Westchester judge whose decision to free convicted killer Richard DiGuglielmo was overturned, said he plans to challenge incumbent Republican-turned-Democrat Janet DiFiore next year in the race for Westchester County District Attorney. (She hasn’t yet announced her candidacy for a third term, but is expected to do so).
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