Felder aligns with Republicans in Albany

Bloomberg in Belle Harbor. (Spencer T. Tucker via flickr)
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Ruben Diaz Jr. on Adolfo Carrion: "it breaks my heart that my friend has chosen to stand as part of the Republican Party...especially at a time when more than 80 percent of our City’s electorate just voted to reject their policies." [Inbox]

John Liu is laughing at the Republican field of mayoral candidates. [Colin Campbell]

Eric Ulrich on John Catsimatidis: "This guy doesn't know his ass from his elbow, never mind his pinkie." [Twitter]




Democrat Simcha Felder makes it official: "I will caucus with my colleagues in the Republican conference." [Liz Benjamin]

The criticism of Cuomo's handling of LIPA gets picked up. [Glenn Reynolds]

Meet Michelle Smith Hook, state attorney general Eric Schneiderman's new press aide. [Casey Seiler]


Howard Wolfson wants everyone to know Bloomberg plans on making everyone uncomfortable for many, many years. [Chris Cillizza]

"This is what history looks like," writes Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in an Off the Sidelines victory lap. [Kirsten Gillibrand]

Gillibrand had been rumored as a candidate to chair the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, but the job has been offered to a Colorado senator. [Maggie Haberman]