Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s re-election operation is getting ready to battle next year, but Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who endorsed him in 2010, isn’t jumping on the bandwagon yet.
Asked today at a press conference whether he would endorse Mr. Cuomo, Mr. Bloomberg expressed his broad support for the governor’s record but was initially unsure even how long Mr. Cuomo has served.
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio told reporters today that a substantial, organized campaign would soon be launched to ensure the State Legislature approves the centerpiece of his policy agenda: a tax hike on the city’s high income earners to fund universal pre-kindergarten and expanded after-school programs.
Bringing Sexy Back
It wasn’t enough for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to revel in being named the sexiest 55-year-old alive.
He had to rub it in his younger brother’s face.
Speaking in an Albany radio interview earlier today, Mr. Cuomo bragged about calling into 43-year-old Chris Cuomo’s New Day show on CNN to tout his sexiest-man award from People magazine.
The Garden State
The Empire State can bring the sexiness, Gov. Andrew Cuomo says.
Asked today about being named “sexiest 55-year-old” by People magazine today, Mr. Cuomo humbly said it was more about New York than him personally.
No Strings Attached
According to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the Hudson River isn’t quite facing a heated political rivalry just yet.
Mr. Cuomo said this afternoon that he spoke with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie about today’s New York Post report detailing his alleged plans to unseat Mr. Cuomo in next year’s election.
Walk this way
Environmental activists opposed to fracking in upstate New York have never been shy about enlisting celebrities–Sean Lennon and Yoko Ono even have a song on the topic–and now former ‘N Sync heartthrob Lance Bass is joining the cause.
Not So Special Elections
Emboldened by Democrat Bill de Blasio’s decisive win in the mayor’s race, the state’s Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus today rolled out a new agenda and pushed Albany to “walk the walk” in passing progressive legislation.
Joined by Rev. Al Sharpton, the lawmakers pressed their case to nearly 250 elected officials, union members, and community activists seated in the auditorium of Baruch College.
The Tall Man Cometh
Gov. Andrew Cuomo doesn’t have any plans to fill vacant seats in the State Legislature through special elections, despite the approach of a new legislative session and many seats to fill.
“We don’t have any plans right now to call special elections,” Mr. Cuomo told Politcker at a Hurricane Sandy-related press conference on Staten Island today.
The Winter Months
State Senator Michael Gianaris is ready to turn the page on Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s pocketbook–at least when it comes to large contributions to his political rivals.
Bill de Blasio may have overwhelmingly won the mayor’s race last night, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo insisted today that everyone will have to wait to find out whether he will approve Mr. de Blasio’s signature proposal to tax the rich to fund universal pre-K and more after-school programs.