Unless Malcolm Smith changes his registration to Republican, he might not be able to make the Republican ballot for mayor.
“One of the questions we ask candidates is, ‘Have you ever done anything that would be an embarrassment to you or the Republican Party?’” Queens GOP Chairman Phil Ragusa said of Smith’s bid. “I don’t think he could pass that test.”
James Sanders landed the notable endorsement of Rev. Floyd Flake in his campaign to unseat Shirley Huntley.
Bob Turner was the only Republican to vote against auditing the Fed.
Latinos in the Bronx have a disproportionately high number of political families, and Assemblyman Jose Rivera, father of two legislators, said that’s not his fault.
Charlie Rangel’s campaign manager said Adriano Espaillat lost Puerto Rican support due to his Dominican branding.
Mr. Rangel would like to know “What is it that these Republicans are drinking?”
“I am a yogurt person — every morning and every night,” Lt. Governor Bob Duffy explained in a SoHo “yogurt bar” this morning.
“Recklessly implicating and attacking an independent woman with a sterling reputation in an attempt to score cheap political points is distasteful and sad,” Grace Meng’s spokesman said about Dan Halloran’s charge against their campaign “Voters don’t want to be bothered with distractions and whining politicians”
A map of where New York’s seized guns come from.
Sarah Palin pushed back against Dick Cheney’s criticisms of her readiness to be vice-president, and snuck in a line about his accidental shooting of a friend: “Seeing as how Dick — excuse me, Vice President Cheney — never misfires, then evidently he’s quite convinced that what he had evidently read about me by the lamestream media, having been written, what I believe is a false narrative over the last four years”
Michele Bachmann said that Gore Vidal’s “snotty, mocking attitude” made her into a conservative.
Ted Cruz’s victory in a US Senate primary in Texas could make life tougher for the Senate GOP.
Tea Party activists already think they can push Mitt Romney to the right.
President Barack Obama is in awe of the U.S. Olympic gymnasts.
A Chick-fil-A restaurant in New Hampshire announced its support for the LGBT movement.
Priorities USA made a $30 million ad buy in six swing states.
California Democratic Rep. Laura Richardson agreed to a $10,000 fine and reprimands from the House Ethics Committee for violations related to using her staffers on her re-election campaign and obstructing the subsequent investigation.
Mike Kelly, a Republican congressman from Pennsylvania, compared free birth control to Pearl Harbor.