Thursday, December 4, 2008

Dawn of the Dead or "We Love NY"

Vito Fossella may run for the congressional seat in 2010, he was forced to leave this year

Carl Andrews A top aide to Gov. Paterson, is leaving Paterson amid investigation to start consulting firm

Eliot Spitzer the New Candace Bushnell? *** Let the jokes begin! Eliot Spitzer has a new paid gig: Financial advice columnist for Slate

Who Really Picks the Chief Judge?
GOV RIPS ALL-MALE JUDGE LIST: furious that no woman was included on a short list of names to replace retiring state Chief Judge Judith Kaye *** Daily News Editorial: Gov right to question how judges are screened *** State Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr. opposes same-sex marriage, but is supporting a judge who voted to legalize it *** Other Options for Paterson on Judicial Nominating?

New York Is in Recession
City's deficit for fiscal year 2010 increase from $1.3 billion to $1.6 billion because of declining tax revenues *** Signs the new development along the Williamsburg Waterfront is Tanking

Transportation Economic Crisis
CEO motors cross country to (again) beg feds for money *** As they continue a Lawsuit Over California Greenhouse Gas Auto Emissions Standards *** Six in 10 oppose auto bailout, poll shows *** Big Three Spending Millions On Lobbying and Pols

A panel of transit experts will recommend that politicians approve a rescue plan to help close the agency's $1.2 billion budget gap as soon as today *** Gov supports plan *** Includes charging tolls on bridges over the East and Harlem Rivers smaller fare hikes *** Not everyone is happy

State - GOP Chairman Joseph Mondello wrote off as remote his party's chances of keeping control of the state Senate *** Frank Padavan calls it his race, but state Senate battle rages on

Washington - Black voters were not motivated to "come out" for Jim Martin who had dissed Obama in the Georgia presidential primary election, giving an easy victory to Sen. Saxby Chambliss *** Barack Obama has yet to fill about half his cabinet posts, but the picks he has made so far show women, minorities and young guns will be well represented *** Al Franken withdrew challenges to 633 ballots in a move that could lead to an earlier end to the Minnesota Senate race recount *** Franken's campaign protests 133 'mystery ballots'... The New York Times published an angry letter by U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel disputing its reporting. Then it published a point-by-point refutation of Rangel's letter.

Bronx Boss Update: Will it be the guillotine for Democratic Party losers?

The governor may be ready to downsize the role of another political player he inherited from Spitzer: The Global Strategy Group *** In a special election during the 2008 primary, Elizabeth Crowley paid Global $26,000 for campaign work and lost. In the general election last month Crowley did not hire Global again and won. She also fired the Parkside Group in the general and won with almost the same vote as Addabbo who outspent her at least 7 to 1. Addabbo was backed by the consultant and dollar rich Democratic State Senate Campaign Committee and the Working Families Party

The Next Senator From New York Is....
The ethnic, racial, gender, party, regional, etc. battle is in full force

Appoint an African-American to fill Obama's Senate seat
NY-NOW to Paterson: A woman, but not any woman
N.Y. Governor encouraged to appoint Latino Senator
Tedisco Asks For an Upstate-Focused Senator
Skelos: Paterson should choose Cuomo
Jerry Nadler for Hillary Clinton's Senate seat
Carolyn Maloney case for replacing Clinton
Two women's gorups have endorsed Rep. Carolyn Maloney for Clinton's seat
Michael Schenkler’s pick for the Hillary's Senate seat: Caroline Kennedy.