The Moreland ActCuomo's Big Stick
Cuomo's preparing to launch "a counter-attack" against special interests who oppose him
Cuomo still pounding Paladino: poll (NYP) * Cuomo’s Record as Attorney General Draws Mixed Views (NYT) * Cuomo threatens to get tough on state corruption (DN) * Praise for Andrew Cuomo’s four years as AG is not universal, some – including ex-Eliot Spitzer advisor Lloyd Constantine – criticize Cuomo for handing off investigations into charges against Gov. David Paterson to former Chief Judge Judith Kaye.* Cuomo called state government a “joke” and threatened to establish a commission with subpoena power under the Moreland Act to go after corrupt lawmakers. * CSEA is “shocked” that Cuomo, as the state’s top attorney, would defend what the union sees as Paterson’s illegal effort to lay off state workers.* Fill In The Blanks: Cuomo's Education Plans Short On Detail (City Limits) * The Paladino camp hopes to get a boost from the AEG mess.* Q Poll: Double-Digit Leads For Cuomo, Gillibrand, Schumer * But NT2 hears echoes of a certain steamroller in Cuomo's "I'm The Boss Here" rhetoric. * Cuomo Puts Labor in a Headlock (Gotham Gazette, Oct 27, 2010) * Kristin Davis For Governor: "Vote Homo, Not Cuomo" * District Council 37 Executive Director Lillian Roberts is furious with Cuomo, and siad: “We’re ready for a damn fight if that’s what they want.”* DC 37 Chief Lillian Roberts: Don't Vote For Andrew Cuomo - Updated
DiNapoli's insider games(NYP Ed) * Comptroller Visions Clash The power of the state comptroller's office to intervene in the state's finances is emerging as a central issue in the contest between Democratic incumbent Thomas DiNapoli and Republican Harry Wilson. (WSJ) * Tom DiNapoli ducked Harry Wilson's request for official schedules that made him look bad (DN Ed) * The Jewish Press endorsed Cuomo, Bob Duffy, Eric Schneiderman and Tom DiNapoli.* A First Look at 'The Rent Is Too Damn High,' the Album * In The Shadow Of Twin Towers, Paladino Knocks Those Who 'Politicize' Ground Zero Mosque [VIDEO]
Election 2010 A Republican Leader Visits a Democratic Stronghold Michael Steele, the Republican National Committee chairman, sought to rally Harlem voters to support Michel Faulkner, Representative Charles B. Rangel’s challenger. (NYT) * Joe Biden hits NYC, stumps for Gillibrand (DN) * Madam Kristin Goes to Albany * The Democratic State Senate Majority: A Look Back * Manhattan Madam On The Air * Jimmy McMillan is a columnist for the UK Guardian.
GOP romp could spell doom for top New Yorker in White House Bam's political director Patrick Gaspard may be fall guy. (DN) * Poll Finds GOP Edge in Tough Upstate Race A Siena College poll finds Republican Chris Gibson with a nine-point lead over incumbent Democrat Scott Murphy, a far cry from the 17-point lead Murphy had last month.(WSJ) * To wit: The DCCC just dropped $21.6 million on 66 House races, including four in New York. * Document Drop: Money Apparently No Object In Legislative Races * Spending in legislative races is way up. * Paladino: The Movie
Can’t Keep a Bad Idea Down All that’s missing this campaign season is serious debate about the important stuff. (Friedman, NYT)
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