The Weekend That Was, Convention Edition
We landed in Tampa, FL safe and sound after a rather bumpy flight, and joined members of the New York delegation at the Hilton Clearwater.
The bar is already hopping, and apparently has been for some time.
This will be home base for the next 24+ hours, since the convention has been delayed until Tuesday.
A delegation with unlimited booze and nowhere to go. Should be pretty interesting. We’ll keep you posted.
In the meantime, here are some headlines for you to peruse:
“Until we know that and we can predict the weather, we are going to continue with our Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday schedule.”
The GOP hasn’t ruled out the possibility of extending the convention into Friday.
Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist endorsed Barack Obama.
Rep. Ron Paul didn’t let a little rain get in the way of his rally in Florida.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver quietly settled at least one sexual harassment accusation against Assemblyman Vito Lopez before censuring him on Friday for sexually harassing two other female employees.
The DN questions Silver’s handling of the Lopez mess.
Cuomo called for Lopez to resign.
Lopez had a chance to defend himself against sexual harassment charges, but didn’t bother to show up to an ethics committee proceeding.
“It was kind of known that he was grabby,” said a female Brooklyn operative of Lopez. “And if you wanted to work for him, you had to be cute. He likes cute women.”
An NYPD sergeant who happens to be the daughter of State Sen. Ruben Diaz was arrested for keying her cop boyfriend’s car after sending him a flurry of hostile text and voice messages, authorities said.
Inside Cuomo’s Tappan Zee Bridge PR campaign.
In the wake of the Midtown shooting, in which passersby were wounded by bullets fired by NYPD officers, the department’s protocol is under scrutiny.
More from the NY Post in its campaign against Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera.
Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is engaged to his Argentine mistress.
Federal prosecutors are seeking a tougher than normal sentence – two years in prison – for former WNY Council Member Brian C. Davis.
Sen. Shirley Huntley’s attorney thinks the timing of her arrest is a “little suspect.”
Sen. Diane Savino and her GOP opponent exchanged barbs over an anti-GOP comment Savino wrote on the Facebook page of her friend, Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis.
One year after the double whammy of Irene and Lee, the state is reviewing its storm response.
You’ve probably heard more about diva state Senate candidate Mindy Meyer than US Senate hopeful Wendy Long.
Troy police have closed a sexual misconduct investigation of a former Rensselaer County legislator running for the state Assembly after determining that nothing illegal had occurred.
The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority staff is recommending Anthony Masiello’s lobbying firm be hired to represent the agency in Albany, at the same time as the former mayor considers running for Erie County Democratic chairman at Cuomo’s urging.
Republican NYC Councilman and congressional candidate Dan Halloran is blasting his Democratic opponent, Assemblywoman Grace Meng, for running a campaign of “ethnocentrism” based on her Chinese roots.
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