Anthony Weiner didn't take any big steps toward a mayoral bid in the last two months, at least according to his latest filing with the city's Campaign Finance Board.
Freshman Republican Michael Grimm, who has faced a series of alleged scandals connected to his fund-raising, his work as an F.B.I. agent, and his private sector connections, has widened his lead over his little-known Democratic challenger, Mark Murphy, according to a new Siena poll.
Grimm now leads Murphy by 18 points, 52-34, with 14 percent undecided, among likely voters in the 11th district that includes Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn.
"Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo may be coming to a swing state new you." [Thomas Kaplan]
A federal court in Manhattan ruled the Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional. [CBS]
Bill Clinton will be campaigning upstate tomorrow. [Joseph Spector]
"He seems to have, every other week, another problem," Doherty said. "It just keeps popping up...If you're reasonable, you have to ask, 'What's the new problem? What's going on here?' "
Staten Island Democrat Mark Murphy raised just over $112,000 since the end of March, according to the latest pre-primary filings with the Federal Election Commission.
The total gives Murphy just over $176,000 in cash on hand, and includes donations from the political action committees of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and a few of potential colleagues in the New York delegation: Carolyn Maloney, Jerry Nadler and Eliot Engel.(3)
When Nydia Velazquez decided she needed a big show of support during her first tough primary in years, she called on Kirsten Gillibrand.
This morning, returning a favor from a few years ago, Gillibrand served as the headliner at a rainy endorsement press conference for Velazquez on the steps of City Hall.
Mark Murphy, the Democratic candidate running against Representative Michael Grimm of Staten Island, is trying to raise money off the rather granular news that Grimm won't be running on the Independence Party line this year.(1)
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Commitee is trying to make sure riders of the Staten Island Ferry don't forget about the recent allegations against Republican Representative Michael Grimm.
The DCCC announced a new ad today that highlights a few headlines from late January and early February, when a flurry of stories accused Grimm of fund-raising and business improprieties. The ads, which go for a sort of dossier style and don't feature any photos of Grimm, are running on the Staten Island Ferry through April.(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)
Former congressman Anthony Weiner was at 250 Broadway this morning. It's the building across the street from City Hall where many city and state lawmakers have offices.
According to a source who was there, Weiner had an impomptu meeting with City Councilman Vincent Gentile at around 10:45 a.m., when the two bumped into each other in the lobby of the building. In the course of the conversation, the source said, Weiner encouraged Gentile, Democrat, to run for Congress.(3)