John Catsimatidis spent $267,288.79 in this filing period. [Celeste Katz]
More on George Pataki's endorsement of Catsimatidis. [Carl Campanile]
A writer suggests Quinn may have to do something on the Paid Sick Leave bill just to take an issue away from her opponents. [Garth Johnston]
Gov. Andrew Cuomo now has an antagonist in prime time.(2)
Last night, during the 10 p.m. hour on MSNBC, Lawrence O'Donnell offered a long paean to Mario Cuomo for maintaining his opposition to the death penalty even as his 1994 re-election campaign was slipping away from him. Then he compared that act of self-sacrifice to Andrew Cuomo's recent push for new gun laws in New York.(1)
Jimmy Vielkind: You'll start to see a change in Cuomo's tune when major, core, New York-based Democratic constituency groups—think 1199—start calling him out.(2)
On Monday morning, State Senator Mike Gianaris argued, once again, that the progressive agenda outlined by Gov. Andrew Cuomo would be best served by a Democratic majority in the state Senate.
"They're all issues on which the Democratic majority sides with him and the Republicans side against him," Gianaris said on Fred Dicker's radio show.
It's an argument that Cuomo himself has declined to make.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo deflected criticism of his Democratic bona fides this morning, in an appearance on Fred Dicker's radio show.
MSNBC's Chris Hayes and Salon's Alex Pareene both assailed Cuomo for not pro-actively supporting Democratic control of New York's state senate, and encouraging future primary voters to remember Cuomo's position in four years.
Cuomo shrugged it off.
Andrew Cuomo spoke at just one event at the Democratic National Convention. On his podium, was the phrase "Celebrate Progressive Leadership." Behind him was a giant banner calling New York—the New York of Mario and Andrew Cuomo—the "Progressive Capital of the Nation."