Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has found 2,500 ways to say thank you to New York Republicans.
A reader passes along the following invitation from the state G.O.P inviting supporters to a high-dollar fundraiser featuring the former Massachusetts governor. And even though Romney’s most recent fundraising numbers were not as good as his supporters would have hoped, this invite makes clear that “Governor Mitt Romney is appearing at this event only as a special guest. Governor Mitt Romney is not asking for funds or donations.”
Mitt Romney raised $18.25 million for his primary campaign over the last three months, according to an email from his campaign this morning.
Romney had made a concerted push during the second quarter, in the hopes of establishing himself as the obvious front-runner. The former Massachusetts governor told donors in March that the goal was $50 million, though there seems to be some dispute over whether that was a quarterly goal, or a cumulative one for the primary.
City Councilman Eric Ulrich was officially coy in an interview with The Politicker this afternoon, declining to state if he has decided to run for the Congressional seat vacated by Anthony Weiner.
But he did say that he was planning to announce his plans tonight on Inside City Hall on NY1 and that he Read More
A controversial leader within the New York City Independence Party — whose ballot line provided the margin of victory to Mayor Bloomberg’s last two re-election campaigns — passed away
today Sunday, his aides confirmed.
He was 76.
Newman’s brand of psychotherapy was critically examined by a number of outlets including NY1, who, in 2007, suggested he approved of therapists having sex with their patients. His critics referred to him as a “cult leader.”
His supporters, obviously, saw him differently.
The Republican challenger who got nearly 40 percent of the vote against Anthony Weiner last year said he’ll back Republican Eric Ulrich if the Councilman decides to run.
“He is an elected official, which I think would go a long way,” said Bob Turner, a retired businessman, in a telephone interview just now. Ulrich, said Turner, “has a strong base of support and represents almost 40 percent of the district, as a Councilman.”
Turner said he talks with Ulrich “all the time” and considers him a “rising star” in the party. If, for some reason, Ulrich decides not to run, Turner said he would again run for the seat “if the party asked me.”
“DAMN!” a feature length documentary about the gubernatorial campaign (and its aftermath) of Rent is Too Damn High Party spokesman Jimmy McMillan is slated to have a brief run at Cinema Village next August 12-19, according to the film’s director, Aaron Fisher-Cohen.
Fisher-Cohen told The Politicker that the genesis of the movie began slightly before McMillan’s legendary performance at the 2010 gubernatorial debate, but it was only afterwards that his filmmaking team knew that they had their gloved hands on a good story.
The head of the Roman Cath0lic Diocese of Brooklyn has fired another shot in the culture wars this morning with a statement urging all Catholic schools in the parish to “refuse any distinction or honors bestowed upon them this year by the governor or any member of the legislature who voted to support” same sex marriage legislation.
A spokeswoman for City Councilman Joel Rivera confirms he is now also selling real estate as a member of the ReMax agency.
The company announced his hiring in a press release this morning.
City Comptroller John Liu is out with a release this morning touting big new gains in the city’s pension fund.
According to the report, the New York City Pension Funds recorded investment returns of more than 20 percent in Fiscal Year 2011, the first time in 13 years that they have achieved this mark. FY 2011 was the first full year that Liu was the steward of the city’s pension fund, and the report notes that the gains were six percent better than the previous year’s, due to stock and bond market recoveries “as well as new actions taken by the Comptroller’s office.”
The office of Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance emailed reporters this afternoon with a copy of the letter it sent to the defense attorneys for Dominique Strauss-Kahn, detailing prosecutors’ concerns about the veracity of his accuser.