Gov. Andrew Cuomo today did his best to undermine his new Republican challenger, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, suggesting Mr. Astorino might not even win his own primary.
Even as Mr. Astorino appears likely to become the Republican nominee–the only other prominent candidate, Donald Trump, said he would only run unopposed–Mr. Cuomo nevertheless cast doubt on Mr. Astorino.
2012: DCCC helped publicize story detailing accusations against Rep. Grimm; NY13 in play next year. [Alison Gendar]
2012: Disturbing, decades-old allegations against Rep. Grimm don’t shake his supporters. [John Annese]
2013: Bloomberg and Liu clash often and rarely speak. [David Chen]
Ticket Fixing: Not just traffic violations: “thousands of hours of tape” about burying “domestic violence incidents involving off-duty cops…drunk-driving incidents involving their brethren…making arrangements for and paying prostates.” [Murray Weiss]
Ticket Fixing: Prosecutor lost his own ticket case; got no special treatment. [Rocco Parascandola]
Budget NYC: “it will be very painful because we have a lot less money, which means a lot fewer people,” says Bloomberg. [David Seifman]
Traveling: Lame duck Suffolk County Exec Steve Levy taking official trip to China. [James Madore]
Lax Enforcement: Site of deadly Bronx fire got 5 complaints from city — “last one 11 days before the fire…no record the department did anything.” [Benjamin Lesser and Brian Kates]