Bill Samuels


What's the Matter With Albany?

Thursday, April 11, 2013


So, what is the deal up there? Is there more graft, unseemly behavior, and backroom dealings in the state capital, or does it just feel that way?

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The Empire

'The Capitol Pressroom' with Susan Arbetter

Friday, March 16, 2012

Today on "The Capitol Pressroom":

Liz Benjamin of YNN’s Capitol Tonight updates us from Rochester on the GOP Convention.

Seneca President Robert Odawi Porter joins us with reaction to the agreement on the constitutional amendment on casino gambling.

Analysis of what transpired at the Capitol on Wednesday night/Thursday morning: First up, Bill Samuels of the New Roosevelt Institute focuses on the process.

Then, former Assemblyman and current DEMOS fellow Richard Brodsky focuses on the substance.

For show archives, please visit The Capitol Bureau's website here.

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The Empire

Air Espada

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

/> Pedro Espada's new ad notes there's "a dishonest campaign being waged by wealthy outsiders against me."

That would be the Roosevelt Initiative, organized by one-time LT gubernatorial candidate Bill Samuels.

The ad is straight to camera, defiant, and paints the senator as the victim of an organized attack. And for good measure, he quotes the bible. Espada is facing an organized opponent in Gustavo Rivera, and a second challenger, community board member Dan Padernacht. Critics fear Rivera and Paderncacht could split the opposition vote, ensuring Epsada's victory.

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