Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas will headline a fund-raising dinner for the New York Republican Party on May 29, according to an invitation making the rounds.
On Sunday morning, Colin Powell defended Chuck Hagel's nomination as defense secretary, and excoriated the current state of the Republican Party.
"There’s also a dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the Party," Powell said on "Meet the Press."
"What I do mean by that? I mean by that is they still sort of look down on minorities."
Wendy Long coasted to the New York State Conservative Party's U.S. Senate nomination today, with the strong backing of the state chairman Mike Long, who's made no secret of the fact that he thinks running a tough woman against Senator Kirsten Gillibrand gives his side the best chance in an uphill battle.(6)
The circumstances aren't special anymore, but Bob Turner still sees a 'fair shot' running statewide against Gillibrand
The coalition that gathered at the Roma View Restaurant in Howard Beach six months to celebrate the upset victory of congressman-elect Bob Turner included former Mayor Ed Koch, who supported Turner over the Democrats to "send a message" to President Obama about Israel, and New York State Conservative Party chair Mike Long, who said it was about spending and jobs.
"I am telling you," said Turner, more subdued than the rest, when he finally took the stage that night. "I am the messenger. Heed us. This message will resound for a full year. It will resound into 2012."
Now, with his congressional district slated for elimination in the redistricting process, Turner, a 70-year-old retired cable executive, is seeking the Republican nomination to run for U.S. Senate against Kirsten Gillibrand. But neither Koch nor Long is with him this time.