Andrew Cuomo is among the mourners attending Ed Koch’s funeral today in Manhattan, but the governor and his family didn’t always enjoy the best relationship with the former mayor.
Koch ran against Governor Cuomo’s father, Mario, twice. They first faced off when Koch made it to City Hall in the 1977 mayoral election. In 1982, Koch ran for governor and was defeated by the elder Mr. Cuomo. The 1977 campaign included an incident where posters alluding to the widespread rumors about Mr. Koch’s sexuality by proclaiming “Vote For Cuomo, Not The Homo” were placed all along Queens Boulevard.
At the United Nations yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg spoke about the city’s public health efforts, and “he took full advantage of the opportunity to brag, to indulge in his inner scold and to give a plug to Bloomberg Philanthropies and his alma mater, Johns Hopkins, for their work on public health,” Anemona Hartocollis writes.
2012: Buffet hosts Obama fund-raiser on 9/30 at Four Seasons; $38,000 VIPs get 1hr Q&A with Goolsbee. [Page Six]
2012: “Libby Pataki, who never craved limelight and who loves her life now, she’ll be supportive? Yes.” [Cindy Adams / NY Post]
2012: Pataki is probably campaigning for VP, or a job in new administration. [Colby Hamilton / WNYC]
2012: “There are now rumblings from Donald Trump, a former contender for the Republican nomination, that he may run as an independent. There are certain to be others.” [Patrick Caddell and Douglas Schoen / WSJ]
NY-13: Possible Dem candidate Murphy has not opened a campaign account yet. [Tom Wrobleski / SI Advance]
NY-25: “Dan Maffei to run again, but district might no longer include Monroe County.” [Jill Terreri / Democratic and Chronicle]
54AD: “My job is to campaign. I don’t screen every dollar that I receive,” said Espinal, when asked about donations from a slumlord. [Erin Dunkin / Daily News]
9/11: Editors urge Bloomberg to allow clergy to pray at anniversary ceremony, noting he’s had clergy at his own inauguration. [NY Post]
China: White House says Biden finds China’s 1-child policy “repugnant.” [Aliyah Shahid / Daily News]