Former Staten Island Borough President Guy Molinari told the Staten Island Advance that Ray Kelly won't run for mayor in 2013. John Catsimatidis, who said he would run in Kelly's absence, told Capital to give the police comissioner some time.(1)
Mark Murphy, the only declared Democratic challenger to Rep. Michael Grimm, insists that recent, potentially damaging allegations against the Republican incumbent won't change the focus of his campaign.
"I didn't expect them to be a factor before I got in this race, and I'm not campaigning on them being a factor now," he said in a phone interview last week.(5)
It's not news that Staten Island is a long way from Manhattan, culturally. But the two big standing ovations at the opening of the Staten Island Republican Party's new headquarters on Saturday afternoon were like something out of an alternate universe.(4)
Representative Michael Grimm, embattled Republican of Staten Island, has called his and Senator Frank Lautenberg’s proposal to confer ultimate authority over Port Authority toll hikes to the federal government the “most realistic and viable solution" to rising fares.
It's a resonant issue for Staten Islanders who feel unduly burdened by this summer’s Port Authority toll hikes.
Staten Island Republicans are rallying around Representative Michael Grimm, literally, planning an event this Saturday at county G.O.P. headquarters which his colleagues will testify to his character and effectiveness as a congressman.
With his veneer of inevitability shattered in South Carolina, and his air of electability punctured by the latest national polls, Mitt Romney has finally, fully committed himself to the path of mutual destruction pioneered by Newt Gingrich after Iowa.
And among his proponents in the Northeast—who have been making the case for Gingrich's toxicity even longer than Romney himself, and who have the most to fear from a Gingrich nomination—it's a welcome change of tack.
"There's a new chapter being written, as we see Candidate Romney ripping apart Gingrich," observed former Staten Island congressman and Romney supporter Guy Molinari in a phone call on Monday afternoon.
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)
Mitt Romney's presidential campaign today named a 26-year-old lawmaker as chairman of their campaign in New York City.
The appointment of Eric Ulrich, a city councilman from Queens, was made in a public statement released by Romney's state chair, Guy Molinari.(1)
Before Senator Chuck Schumer endorsed and made robocalls on behalf of the Democratic candidate for Staten Island district attorney in yesterday's election, the senator sent a message to the Republican incumbent, according to former congressman Guy Molinari.
The message Schumer tried to convey, through a phone call to Donovan's campaign office from a Schumer staffer, was that "it was a mistake and he wasn't supposed to do it, and they put all kinds of pressure on him" to support the Democrat, Molinari said. "Bullshit. Bullshit. Bullshit."