‘Born in Mount Vernon, graduated from Syracuse University and began his legendary career in Utica’
Dick Clark's death will probably be on the front pages of newspapers across the country tomorrow, and will lead the evening news tonight. Public officials in New York (like public officials everywhere in America, for that matter) weighed in with statements.
At 4:29, Mayor Michael Bloomberg released a statement noting Clark's record of hosting New Year's Eve celebrations in Times Square, and also that "he seemed forever young."
At 4:52, Governor Andrew Cuomo released a statement calling Clark a "true New Yorker," noting he was "born in Mount Vernon, graduated from Syracuse University and began his legendary career in Utica."
Hillary Clinton is not Shermanesque. [Associated Press]
Cuomo and Warren are neck-and-neck! Way behind Hillary. [Sara Dover]
Gingrich will attend a rally in Buffalo organized by Paladino on Friday. [Art Voice]
Green Party candidates are running for a lot of offices. [Colin Campbell]
Flashback: The W.F.P. and Green Party have very different political strategies. [WNYC]
Tim Bishop tries a new fund-raising pitch: "My district is on Pataki's radar." [Twitter]
"This is not an emotional thing. It has to be looked at from a very practical point of view," Rangel's campaign manger said. [Roberto Perez]
Espaillat's campaign manager will be Shammeik Barat, a former aide to David Paterson. [Celeste Katz]
One of Nita Lowey's challengers, Joe Carvin, now has more than $1 million on hand. [CIty and State NY]
A conservative PAC notes one of the Democratic candidates in the race, Sean Patrick Maloney, has no campaign website or Facebook page. [ForNYPac]
"It’s been nearly a month since Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced her Republican bid for Congress, and she is still not talking." [Democrat and Chronicle]
"No other candidate [in New York] has raised more money from hedge funds since 2005 than Andrew Cuomo." [Colby Hamilton]
The Conservative Party fears "fringe candidates" qualifying for matching funds. [Nick Reisman]
Flashback: In 2005, Councilman Larry Seabrook, a Democrat from the Bronx, qualified for matching funds against an opponent who had no money. In his letter to the Campaign Finance Board, Seabrook said his opponent was a Republican and therefore may get funded by Michael Bloomberg, who was a Republican at the time. After sending the letter, Seabrook endorsed Bloomberg. [Politicker]
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Sonia Onsorrio of the National Organization for Women and Julie Menin, a candidate for Manhattan borough president, talk about the importance of female voters, and their trouble getting heard. [Daily Show]
Think rationally, not emotionally, said Rangel's campaign manager. [Roberto Perez]
Beth Fouhy hugs AP colleague Adam Goldman for his work on the NYPD series which won a pulitzer. [Beth Fouhy]