Scandal-tarred Assemblyman Vito Lopez discussed his City Council campaign with Crain’s Insider, and the typically press-shy politician made no secret of his ambitions or his skepticism of the media in general. “I’m usually cold with the press,” he explained. “I will continue with that.”
In an Election Day upset, Democratic senate candidate Cecilia Tkaczyk narrowly edged out a leading number of votes in a “new” Albany-area district drawn for the Republican candidate. While the ultimate victor is still undecided, it’s hard to claim that a George Soros-funded super was significant in the outcome. However, the goal of the super PAC is to create campaign finance reform, which sends some mixed messages. On Capital Tonight, Mr. Soros’ son Jonathan, who heads the super PAC, admitted, “Certainly, we’ve been aware since before we’ve started of the irony of our work. “
Rep. Anne Marie Buerkle, who faces an insurmountable vote deficit if the reported totals are correct, is somewhat strangely refusing to concede the race to Democrat Dan Maffei.
The Long Island Power Authority, which already seems dangerously close to feeling the full force of Governor Andrew Cuomo‘s wrath, is even further in the doghouse today, as a new report finds they were “way behind” in clearing branches above power lines. “Heads must roll,” the Daily News declared.
This video of Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz reminiscing over Kings County’s sports legacy ticked off my Google Alerts last night. “The Brooklyn Dodgers were in your face, working-class, hard-working, and the Brooklyn Nets are going to be the same,” he declared. “It’s going to be exactly the same. Like I say, in Manhattan, they drink the fancy wines, all that fancy liquor. Here in Brooklyn, it’s Alizé!”