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New York State Chairman Jay Jacobs may be stepping down soon for his two new replacements, but he’s still in a jovial mood. And, asked what advice he might have for the future co-chairs, Assemblyman Keith Wright and Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Minor, he kept it simple.
“Think before your talk,” he told us after his press conference yesterday denouncing Mitt Romney’s business record. “I’d say that for sure. I think you just have to keep your wits about you, keep your humor and realize nothing’s personal.”
Mitt Romney is currently on a fundraising swing through New York City and Democrats like Congressman Jerry Nadler and state party chairman Jay Jacobs used the occasion to blast, as Mr. Nadler framed it, Mr. Romney’s economic “wizardry.”
Of course, neither Mr. Nadler or Mr. Jacobs would attack the financial industry with the same rhetoric as officials in other parts of the country — Mr. Nadler’s district contains many people who work in Wall Street and Mr. Jacobs undoubtedly raises plenty of money from that constituency as well.
The Freedom to Marry coalition announced today that State Democratic Party Chairman Jay Jacobs has joined their push to get marriage equality into the platform at the Democratic National Convention.
“Nearly a year ago, New Yorkers stood united in supporting full marriage equality for all loving and committed families, and Democrats led the way,” said Mr. Jacobs. “We now see first-hand how marriage improves the lives of gay couples and their families, and strengthens businesses and communities throughout the Empire State. Marriage equality is simply the right thing to do, and that’s why I strongly believe that the Democratic Party should stand united for a freedom to marry plank in our national Democratic Party platform.”
State Democratic Party Chairman Jay Jacobs proudly carried the party’s banner–quite literally, at times–during yesterday’s Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade, marching alongside Governor Andrew Cuomo up Northern Blvd.
Earlier this year, The Post reported that the two were on the outs, with Cuomo looking to replace Jacobs as state chair with Cuomo’s ally Charlie Read More