If you talk to Republican operatives around the state, privately they will confess that it wouldn’t be such a bad thing for them if same-sex marriage was legalized in New York State. Popular opinion is moving in favor of it, and the issue has mobilized a whole lot of money and whole of lot of manpower against the last bastion of Republicanism in state government, the State Senate. If gay marriage could just become law, then the energy would dissipate, and 2012 would look a whole lot less rocky for the G.O.P.
Brooklyn Democratic political operative Jonathan Yedin told The Politicker today that he is interested in running for Anthony Weiner’s congressional seat if the situation presented itself.
He quickly added however that no one from the Brooklyn or Queens Democratic parties has reached out to him about it and said that he has done nothing to Read More
54th Assembly District
Make the Road NY community organizer Jesus Gonzalez is slated to make his campaign for the State Assembly official tomorrow alongside a host of Brooklyn elected officials, including Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez and Council Members Diana Reyna and Charles Barron.
Gonzalez has been coy about his intentions to run for the seat even as he Read More
Erwin Cohen, 69, was in the shower listening to 1010 WINS when he heard that Congressman Anthony Weiner would be appearing at the senior center that he just joined after a career in data processing.
“Of course I wouldn’t miss this,” he said as he surveyed the more than 40 television cameras and 100 journalists Read More
very special elections
A new name is making the rounds in political circles as a replacement for the now ex-congressman Anthony Weiner: City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley.
The 33-year-old lawmaker would be an intriguing choice since she is the cousin of the man who will have more say than anyone over who takes the seat: Congressman and Queens County Democratic Party leader Joe Crowley.
A stripper and former porn actress came forward today to say that Congressman Anthony Weiner encouraged her to lie as the scandal about his sending of salacious messages grew worse
The woman, who goes by the name “Ginger Lee,” stood in front of dozens of journalists at the Friar’s Club in midtown Manhattan alongside celebrity Read More
In 2004, ANTHONY Weiner sidled up to George Arzt, a Democratic political consultant, on the floor of the Democratic National Convention in Boston and suggested the two of them head over to Fenway Park. The D.N.C. had arranged for delegates to run around the legendary baseball stadium, and Mr. Weiner wanted to take full advantage. Mr. Arzt remembers him fielding grounders at shortstop for hours on end, dismissing Mr. Arzt’s entreaties to head back to the convention.
On a recent Thursday night, dozens of the city’s most fashionable women crammed into Donna Karan’s Urban Zen. It was, in the words of one person there, “a very well-heeled crowd—I mean, you could literally hear the heels.” Guests dined on Nobu crowd-pleasers like steak and toast and downed copious amounts of white wine.
This Read More
A reader passed along the following invitation from Assembly member Hakeem Jeffries for a fundraiser next month that makes plain his desire to serve in Congress, with the funds raised from the event going to the Jeffries exploratory committee.
Assemblymember Hakeem Jeffries Hakeem Jeffries was sworn in as a member of the New York State Read More
We aren’t really sure what anyone would want (or do with) an Anthony Weiner doll, but HeroBuilders.com is selling the full set for only $49.95. An extra $18 gets you a replica Blackberry to full sexting capabilities.
Just in time for Father’s Day?