Mayor Michael Bloomberg's new super PAC made its first expenditures late yesterday, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission.
The Independence USA PAC spent a total of $94,000 on two House candidates: Val Demings in Florida, and New York's own Dan Maffei.
Mike Morey, the New York City press secretary for Senator Chuck Schumer, announced in an email this afternoon that he's leaving the senator's office for a job at SKD Knickerbocker.(1)
On a conference call with reporters this morning, a team of female surrogates for Mitt Romney said Hilary Rosen's comment last night that Ann Romney "never worked a day in her life" was a deliberate message from the White House.(9)
The normally understated and highly influential New York consulting firm, SKD Knickerbocker, whose current and former clients include Barack Obama, Andrew Cuomo, Michael Bloomberg, and the Democratic National Committee, was at the center of two new stories this week.(7)
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.