Even without a $10 million, Jeremiah Wright-themed ad campaign, conservative billionaire Joe Ricketts is poised to have an outsize effect on the 2012 cycle.
But it might not be all bad for Democrats.
How former liberal operative Josh Isay became the default paid-media guy to the New York establishment
On February 16, Josh Isay’s current and former clients dominated the local news. New York governor and former client Andrew Cuomo was threatening to usurp the duties of Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, a more recent client. The New York Times ran a 1,400-word article on Connecticut governor Dannel Malloy, whose 2010 upstart campaign was managed by Isay. Analysts debated Deutsche Boerse’s proposed purchase of another Isay client, the New York Stock Exchange.