Headline of the Day: “How Cuomo managed a disaster and his image”
Alternative: “What Does Cuomo Do Now?”
Now that the Senate Democrats are on the cusp of taking control of their chamber, the perks and power could cause a few of them to take a closer look at staying in Albany. Senator Malcolm Smith, who never changed his party registration but was otherwise eyeing a run for mayor on the Republican line, might be such a senator.
Welcome to New York State, where millions of taxpayer dollars are used every year to settle sexual harassment claims against government workers.
The 2013 elections seem like they’re forever far away, but the deadline to change your registration for them is in exactly one week. Thus it makes a certain amount of sense for candidates like Ken Biberaj, running for term-limited Councilwoman Gale Brewer‘s seat in the Upper West Side, to send mailers like this one to hundreds of unaffiliated voters in the district, urging them to become Democrats able to vote in his primary. Note the deadline for registering new voters is much, much, later.