Friday evenings are a typical time that political folks release news that they don’t want to be overly emphasized in the news cycle, and today is not one of those exceptions. Albany’s redistricting task force has decided to add another State Senate seat, something that will surely be contended in lawsuits by Democrats.
Marty Dilan isn’t sure how the Senate Republicans get to 63 seats.
Mike Gianaris isn’t too happy with the Senate Republicans’ redistricting efforts either.
Other highlights from New York politics:
Mayor Bloomberg continues to defend fingerprinting food stamp recipients.
Estelle Cooper, a Queens Republican, will start her own consulting firm.
Bill Thompson hangs out at an IDC fundraiser.
Diane Savino says the IDC is carrying influence.
Ruben Diaz Jr. calls for a Living Wage Bill vote.
Governor Cuomo’s cabinet hits the road.
Cuomo might be called the “Co-Mayor of NYC.”
The coolest room in the State Capitol.
Swinging out to the presidential contest:
Just call Rick Perry “Mr. 1%.”
A new book on President Obama and his wife is coming out.
Mitt Romney’s leading South Carolina polls.
Rick Santorum gets a Catholic Super PAC.
10 reasons liberals should like Santorum. (no pun intended)
Is Santorum Ron Paul’s biggest competitor?
John McCain cracks jokes while campaigning for Mitt Romney: