“The campaign trail is going excellent,” Democratic Congressional candidate Julian Schreibman told us this evening, noting his shoe soles were almost warn out and his campaign is energetically crisscrossing the Hudson Valley and Catskills district. Indeed, Mr. Schreibman’s bid to take out incumbent Rep. Chris Gibson may be the Democrats’ best hope at a congressional pickup statewide, outside of former Rep. Dan Maffei’s bid to retake his old seat in Syracuse. “We know that this is going to be a very, very close election, it depends a lot on making sure that folks get out to vote. It’s the culmination of a lot of work.”
Due to the hurricane, a number of elected officials dropped plans to attend the Somos el Futuro winter conference in Puerto Rico, a normal ritual for aspiring pols in New York City. After all the cancellations, the conference itself was canceled. Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, chair of the State Legislature’s Hispanic Task Force, stated, “My colleagues and I believe it is imperative that we continue to work on getting all of our constituents the assistance they need to fully recover as quickly as possible.”
“That’s completely not true,” Queens Democratic Commissioner Jose Araujo said of GOP State Senate candidate Eric Ulrich‘s campaign claims that he’s stonewalling efforts to improve polling site access. “I’ve been working to identify alternate sites. It’s a complete lie.” Meanwhile, Mr. Ulrich wrote about the subject on Facebook using even more critical words for Democratic incumbent Joe Addabbo: “[The] Addabbo campaign will stop at nothing to steal this election, even if it means making it near impossible for anyone to vote tomorrow.”
City Limits profiled the Bronx’s role in the city, especially in light of the upcoming elections. Notably, there’s a special election to replace corrupt former City Councilman Larry Seabrook. “Union man” Andy King is the frontrunner to replace him.
No surprises here: Democratic senate candidate Simcha Felder is reportedly “a lock” to caucus with the Republicans if he’s elected tomorrow. Meanwhile, here’s a jingle from his opponent, incumbent Republican Senator David Storobin.
Former gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino‘s contribution to GOP Assembly candidate Joseph Hayon‘s campaign is apparently paying for a mailer attacking the Democratic incumbent, Helene Weinstein, for voting to legalize gay marriage “in concert with Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos.”
If you’d like to see Republican congressional candidate Dan Halloran suggest Mayor Michael Bloomberg should be recalled and Attorney General Eric Holder should be imprisoned, look no further: