Thursday, December 02, 2010
Andrew Cuomo could have gotten the attorney general candidate he wanted, if only he had endorsed her.
That's the lesson from the post-election roundtable hosted by the New School yesterday, where aides to the six attorney general campaigns discussed their campaigns.
Blake Zeff, who worked on the winning campaign of Eric Schneiderman said they had internal polling numbers showing what the impact of a Cuomo endorsement would be on the race. "I would say somewhat hyperbolically, the poll showed us specifically that if Kathleen Rice got the Cuomo endorsement that we were done," he said. "She had so many advantages to begin with, the money not being the least, that [endorsement] would be nearly fatal to us."
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
By Bob Hennelly
With less than a week to go, polls indicate most Democratic voters couldn't pick one of the five contenders for Attorney General out of a line-up. The airwaves are jammed with AG wannabe TV ads and the candidates are all beating the bushes to produce yet another marquee endorsement.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
How Cordoba Initiative's planned Islamic center and mosque in Downtown Manhattan is influencing the race for New York governor, the juggling for identity in the crowded field of Democratic candidates for New York attorney general, plus the latest on various local and national political stories as WNYC’s Brian Lehrer, Bob Hennelly and Azi Paybarah talk politics over lunch.
Wednesday, August 04, 2010
New York attorney general candidate Eric Schneiderman is defending himself--one day after he voted against a property tax cap as a member of the state Senate. The tax cap passed Tuesday night.
One of Schneiderman's opponents in the Democratic AG primary, attorney Sean Coffey, said the vote was a "rebuke' to taxpayers.
Friday, July 02, 2010
The AG candidate's campaign posted this ad on the Jobs That Are Left list-serv:
Sean is a retired Navy Captain, successful lawyer, and Wall Street
reformer running in the Democratic Primary for New York State Attorney
General. He is also the only true outsider in the race, having never
before been elected or appointed to political office. Sean has
pledged never to run for Governor, and views himself as the people's
lawyer, not a politician.
With offices opening across the state, the Coffey Campaign needs
interns. Intern opportunities include meeting with volunteers,
working with community organizations, and using the voter file to
track and manage volunteers. Interns should also be comfortable
working on projects on their own and able to excel in a fast paced
environment. An ideal candidate will be able to commit to 40 hours per
week but hours and dates are flexible. For more information on Sean or
any of his platforms, visit Coffey2010.com.
To apply, please send an email to [redacted] [at] coffey2010.com,
with a brief resume attached.
Saturday, June 26, 2010
By Bob Hennelly
Bob Hennelly's first in a series of snapshots of attorney general candidates on the campaign trails.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
By Bob Hennelly
For the first time since the New York State Democratic Party convention, all five Democrats hoping to replace Attorney General Cuomo faced off yesterday. At a candidate forum hosted by City Hall News, each member of the crowded field eagerly tried to pop out of the pack by stressing their version of how best to restore voter confidence in government.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
This week’s New York State Democratic State Party Convention delegates will weigh in on which one of five fellow Democrats they want to see replace Attorney General Andrew Cuomo as the state’s top law enforcement officer. The opinion of presumptive Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Cuomo will loom large. If one of the AG contenders gets 51 percent, they win the party’s designation. And anyone who garners at least 25 percent is qualified to get their name on the September primary ballot. Short of those two options, Democratic contenders would have to get 15,000 signatures from around the state to get on the ballot for the primary.