7:13 am Oct. 26, 2012
Governor Andrew Cuomo is doing the partisan thing today, campaigning for congressional Democratic candidates on Long Island and upstate.
The Friday, late-season burst of political activity from Cuomo is unusual, in that it has him involved in the national elections in the sort of direct way he's mostly avoided this year. But it makes sense in the context of his short- and long-term prerogatives, allowing him to rack up chits with the House delegation and with his national party without taking him beyond New York's borders or putting him at odds with his Republican allies in the State Senate.
"The progressive Jewish community, with its deep, longtime narrative of social justice and aggressive fairness, is in no way cemented to Speaker Quinn." — Michael Tobman
Mitt Romney hit 50 percent for the first time in the Washington Post-ABC News tracking poll, with Obama at 47. [Washington Post]
Obama leads 59-35 in New York, where voters favor hydrofracking 42-36. [Siena]
Colorado looks to be tied, with the president up by three in Nevada. [NBC/WSJ/Marist]
Koch, the movie. [Michael Grynbaum]
A trailer for the documentary "The Central Park Five." [Hulu]
"An office manager for the state Senate Democrats is moonlighting with her husband to run an erotic dance events business for swingers." [Glenn Blain and Ken Lovett]
An editorial board says Councilmen Jumaane Williams and Brad Lander were "wrong" in their op-ed article about the Community Safety Act. [Daily News]
Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand give a lot of money to the DSCC. [Reid Pillifant]
Rivals hope term limits is an issue they can still use against Quinn in 2013. [Dana Rubinstein]
The guy who wrote the book about how the U.S. killed Osama bin Laden thinks Bloomberg's criticism of the president on this issue is "small-minded." [Azi Paybarah]
MTA chairman Joe Lhota said congestion pricing is old news. [Dana Rubinstein]
Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger is still "satisfied" with his new hire, Mark Thompson. [Joe Pompeo]
How the media fueled paranoia about dangerous Halloween candy. [Tom McGeveran]
Wall Street Journal reporter Jacob Gershman, whose reporting made multiple governors uncomfortable, is moving to the law beat. [Azi Paybarah]
The Post was against Romney before it was for him. [Tom McGeveran]
"Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is in Monroe, Onondaga, and Suffolk Counties."
9:30 a.m. Rep. Charlie Rangel, South Korean Ambassador Se-joo Son and others congratulate Democracy Prep Public School for securing $9.1 million in federal funds and will "wish its students well in their upcoming trip to Korea," at Democracy Prep Harlem, 207 West 133rd Street, in Manhattan.
10 a.m. Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at the National Association of City Transportation Offices conference, at New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, at 60 Washington Square South, in Manhattan.
Noon. Republican senate candidate Wendy Long speaks out against Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's position on fracking, in front of 15 Henry Street, in Binghamton.
Noon. Assemblyman Karim Camara, UnitedNY and others speak out against proposed MTA fare hikes, on the steps of City Hall.
1 p.m. Councilwoman Annabel Palma, chair of the General Welfare Committee, holds a hearing on changes the Administration for Children Services plans to make to their preventative care system, on the 16th Floor of 250 Broadway, in Manhattan.
2:30 p.m. Long speaks out against Gillibrand's position on fracking, in front of 200 East Church Street, in Elmira.
7 p.m. Long attends the SCOPE annual dinner, at Lucarelli's Banquet Center, at 1830 Abbott Road, in Lackawanna.
Obama's rough October has hurt Democrats' chances of taking the House. [Alex Isenstadt]
This election is shaping up to more racially polarized than 2008, and the most since 1988. [Jon Cohen and Rosalind Helderman]
A Romney adviser says Colin Powell has "a slightly different reason" for preferring Obama, "when you have somebody of your own race that you’re proud of being President of the United States." [Aaron Blake]
Obama leads 97-0 among black voters in New York, and is up 49-45 among white voters. [Siena]
Romney and Obama are on track to raise more than $1 billion. [Nicholas Confessore]
Lena Dunham makes a provocative video about voting. [Lena Dunham]
In terms of online ads, Obama trounces Romney. [Cotton Delo]
The Post picks up on Bloomberg refusing to give Obama credit for killing Osama Bin Laden. [David Seifman]
Cuomo will campaign for Democratic candidate Dan Maffei today in NY-22, and Democratic Rep. Kathy Hochul in NY-27. [Teri Weaver]
Cuomo will also campaign for Democratic Rep. Tim Bishop in NY-01. [Brendan J. O'Reilly]
"Andy in serious stump." [Gerry Shields, Erik Kriss]
In NY-06, both candidates releases poll results showing the race is either a statistical dead heat or a blow out. [Joe Anuta]
In NY-22, Syracuse residents are seeing few ads for Rep. Richard Hanna and challenger Dan Lamb race, and more for the Buerkle-Maffei race in NY-24. [Mark Weiner]
"At one point, Buerkle interrupted Maffei four times within four minutes." [Paul Riede]
2013 / City Hall
An editorial board cheers Quinn's handling of the Chelsea Market expansion. [Daily News]
The expansion will be geared to accommodate high-tech firms. [Sally Goldenberg]
Progressive rabbis urge Quinn to pass the Paid Sick legislation. [Josh Nathan-Kazis]
"NYPD stew…" [Josh Margolin, Doug Auer, Jamie Schram and Dan Mangan]
The topless and unarmed man beaten by officers in a Brooklyn Jewish center speaks about the incident. [Joseph Goldstein]
Former assemblyman Barry Grodenchik is jumping into the Queens borough president's race. [Ross Barkan]
Tappan Zee Constructors has the winning bid to rebuild the bridge. [Ted Mann]
A generally supportive editorial page fires another warning shot at Cuomo, saying, "Redistribution and lingering dependency — it’s not just an Obama thing." [New York Post]
In SD-15, Democratic state senator Joseph Addabbo repeatedly characterized his opponent, Republican city councilman Eric Ulrich, as someone who doesn't understand government. [Karen Frantz]
In SD-22, Republican state senator Marty Golden's campaign denied he flip-flopped on his support of the NYPD's surveillance of Muslims. [Will Bredderman]
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