Billionaire businessman John Catsimatidis released this morning his second radio ad of the campaign season, emphasizing his willingness to spend money to boost his name recognition in his fight against former MTA chairman Joe Lhota for the Republican mayoral nomination.
Catsimatidis announced Pataki's endorsement was made just one day after Lhota's campaign showed signs of robust fund-raising.
George Pataki's super PAC spent $8,500 on robocalls for three Republican congressional candidates yesterday, according to a filing with the Federal Election Commission.
The PAC, called Tipping Point, spent $4,000 to help Maggie Brooks; $3,000 on Rep. Nan Hayworth; and $1,500 for Rep. Chris Gibson.
That might be about all the group can do, since it accounts for most of the cash on hand that the committee reported two weeks ago.
The former governor, who remains one of the last Republicans to win statewide, had made the trip down to the city to endorse Wendy Long, the Republican Senate candidate running against Kirsten Gillibrand.
Long is still struggling to boost her name recognition for the race, and the event marked a rare Manhattan appearance, after Long won the Republican primary last month mostly by courting conservative upstate voters.(2)
Newsmax is shoring up its digital content with the same end goal as a growing number of media organizations: To capture more eyeballs and thereby capitalize on the higher CPMs web video tends to command.
After last week's depressing jobs report showing the smallest jobs gain in six months, President Obama made an appearance with Andrew Cuomo, the popular Democratic governor of New York, who introduced Obama by saying, "Your leadership has brought this nation through the storm and we thank you."
After former governor George Pataki criticized President Obama for not being clear about his position on gay marriage this morning, the Obama campaign sent out an email claiming the president "has done more to advance gay rights than any other president."
On a conference call this morning, former governor George Pataki compared President Obama's "evolving" views on same-sex marriage to his comment about having more "flexibility" in U.S.-Russia relations after the election in November.
"To me it's pretty simple, either you're for something or you're against it," Pataki said. "And Vice President Biden has made it plain he's for it. President Obama on the other hand is looking to have both sides, where he's appealing to those who are supportive of gay marriage but is afraid to alienate those who don't.
Here's some background on E. O'Brien Murray, who was just named "campaign manager of the year" by the American Association of Political Consultants, for guiding Bob Turner to victory in a special congressional election last year for the Anthony Weiner seat.
"Mitt is not a perfect candidate," Pataki said, adding that Romney "has a number of problems. It’s hard for blue-collar families like mine to identify with him. It’s hard for economic conservatives to identify with him. He needs to do more to reach out to Latinos."
Governor Andrew Cuomo's campaign announced yesterday that it now has $14,382,577.13 on hand, closing out his first year as governor with much more money than his recent predecessors had at a similar point.
It’s no wonder that Newt Gingrich’s weekend visit to Staten Island, where he attended a forum organized by local Tea Party leaders, was preceded by hostile public comments from two prominent New York Republicans.
Guy Molinari, the former Staten Island congressman and borough president, called Gingrich “evil,” while Long Island Rep. Peter King described him as an undisciplined egotist who would drive away independent voters as the G.O.P.’s presidential nominee.(7)
Around the time Bob Turner's campaign released an internal poll showing they were within striking distance of the heavily favored Democratic candidate in New York's Ninth Congressional District, there was another set of numbers that were closely guarded.
"I think I had about 2,000 in the bank," said Turner's campaign manager, E. O'Brien Murray, known to friends and colleagues as O'B.
Former mayor, assemblyman, state senator, governor and would-be presidential candidate George Pataki calls Weprin a 'career politician'
Former Republican Governor George Pataki stuck his toe into the increasingly nasty special-election battle to replace former congressman Anthony Weiner, endorsing the Republican candidate Bob Turner outside Grand Central Terminal.
"I wouldn't have gotten elected unless each time at least one million Democrats came out to vote and crossed the party lines to vote for me," said Pataki, rightly pointing out that Turner will need to attract voters from the other party to win in the Ninth Congressional District, where Democrats enjoy a three-to-one registration advantage.
There's a tendency to call Chris Christie a moderate, but why? He stood up against Muslim-baiting, was reasonable on immigration as U.S. attorney in New Jersey, and says global warming is real. Beyond that? He's pro-life, fiercely anti-tax and might as well be Scott Walker when it comes to unions. Since he's governor, he can hide right now from a lot of the specific issues and micro-issues that presidential candidates are forced to take for/against positions on, like the details of the debt ceiling stuff. If he were running, he'd have to answer, and the pressure to take the conservative (i.e. anti-Obama/anti-Democratic) position would be enormous.