Hakeem Jeffries said Frank Seddio should not use the 11 at-large district leaders to win the leadership, even if he abolishes them afterward.
Chris Owens called for the same thing while expressing overall skepticism.
Governor Cuomo wants to let the Vito Lopez investigations speak for themselves.
The Associated Press connected Michael Grimm to individuals involved in the pornography business. Quote one paragraph:
“A third Grimm contributor, Eli Halali, is listed in business records as the agent of another company that distributed pornographic movies. His name also appears on at least one such video, ‘Blonde & Beautiful Vol. 1,’ as the keeper of records verifying that the film’s performers were over age 18. He gave $4,800. Two apparent relatives, Bluria Halali and Jaclyn Halali, each contributed $4,800.”
In an unrelated event, Grimm repelled down the side of a building.
Korean Americans for Political Advancement endorsed Ron Kim and Nily Rozic.
David Storobin took credit for forcing Simcha Felder to address Mayor Bloomberg’s circumcision proposal.
Bob Turner endorsed Russ Gallo.
Kirsten Gillibrand and other theoretical 2016 contenders addressed the Iowa delegation.
Tom Duane said Gillibrand is a “good fit for Iowa,” and speculated that all senators see themselves in the White House.
Keith Wright said of her possible presidential ambitions, “All I say about Kirsten Gillibrand is: May the Force be with you.”
The New York delegation gets to sit in the very, very back of the convention hall.
Wright’s spin on the seating location:
“I made the analogy that whenever I go to a football game and my father could not afford the great tickets on the 50 yard line, he said, ‘The better seats are those that are way up top so you can really see the football game. We have great seats.”
A sampling of Democratic convention swag.
President Obama likes to play, and plays to win.
Obama had the most popular tweet of the Republican convention. It was a Clint Eastwood joke.
Mitt Romney is taking his debate prep seriously and scheduled three days for it.
Romney’s convention speech didn’t receive rave reviews from the public.
Rahm Emmanuel said there was “nothing memorable” about it.
There’s a split verdict among polls as to whether Romney’s speech moved the needle.
Romney used rare tax benefits in order to maximize his retirement package from Bain.
Newt Gingrich and his wife are exploring the possibility of starring in a daytime television show.