Dodge Landesman, who made headlines in 2009 as the youngest New York City Council candidate in history, has decided to set his sights a tad lower for 2012: Democratic State Committee.
Mr. Landesman has recently registered a committee, set up a campaign Facebook page, and papered the background of his Twitter page with his new campaign signage.
And, the 21-year-old Landesman is no longer in high school for this campaign, he’s currently attending Manhattanville College.
John Edward’s legal troubles cost him a shot at opening a public-interest law office in New York City, where he might have begun rehabilitating his public image with some pro-bono work.
The scrutiny on his campaign filings may now cost him $2.3 million, according to the FEC, which ruled today that the former North Carolina senator has to repay a portion of the matching funds they gave to his 2008 presidential campaign.
“Federal auditors said the campaign understated its cash and overstated its expenses. Edwards’ attorneys said the Democrat’s campaign doesn’t owe anything,” the AP reported.
In addition to his sterling record in the court room, Edward’s personal finances made him an appealing business partner. Edwards “has perfect credit. He has no debt. He bought his house for cash,” attorney Arthur Schwartz, who considered opening an office with Edwards, told me.
John Edwards might have begun his public redemption in the center office with the view of City Hall. Or, perhaps, in the larger office down the hall, on the 19th floor of the nondescript office building at 225 Broadway.
“We had bank loans lined up,” said Arthur Schwartz, a union and employment lawyer who met Read More