New Jersey Governor Chris Christie picked the state's attorney general to fill Frank Launtenberg's Senate term until the special election in October. The interim senator said his selection was "unexpected, for sure." [Reid Pillifant]
"On the body language of Kirsten Gillibrand's scolding of military brass" [Reid Pillifant]
"They met and had a very positive conversation about creating affordable housing for moderate-income families, economic development, and jobs," Thompson spokesman John Collins said in a statement. When asked if Thompson has made an endorsement in the race, Collins did not answer the question directly. "The focus of the meeting was on issues like creating jobs and working together" Collins said.(1)
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie avoids a Cory Booker problem by calling for a special election to fill the unfinished senate term of Frank Lautenberg. [Reid Pillifant]
How Colin Myler is remaking the Daily News. [Joe Pompeo]
A look at Ken Thompson, one of the challengers to Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes. [Reid Pillifant]
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is adjusting her strategy, now that Anthony Weiner is in the race and the polls have shifted. [Dana Rubinstein and Azi Paybarah]
City Council Education Chairman Robert Jackson vows to make Bloomberg administration officials testify under oath. [Azi Paybarah]
On Sunday afternoon, Ken Thompson officially announced his campaign to unseat Joe Hynes as Brooklyn's district attorney.
"It's not going to be an easy fight, but with your support I'm confident that I will win," said Thompson, a former federal prosecutor, in a sweaty kick-off event at the Brooklyn War Memorial. "You can count on me as Brooklyn DA to restore confidence and integrity to our criminal justice system."
There was a time when Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he did not want to take questions from reporters about whatever it is that the candidates running to replace him said or did on the campaign trail.(1)
Governor Andrew Cuomo said this morning that sexual harassment is not a problem that's unusually endemic to the New York State Assembly, disgraced member Vito Lopez notwithstanding.(1)
Here are some moments from those videos, plus an exchange Lopez had with a Post reporter after he was re-elected as leader of the Brooklyn Democratic Party.
In a letter to Speaker Sheldon Silver today, Vito Lopez announced that he will resign his seat in the Assembly, effective Monday morning at 9 a.m.(1)
Jeff Flake, the Arizona Republican senator, said he's not phased by the three new ads attacking him that were released today by Bloomberg's gun control coalition. [Reid Pillifant]
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says she won't make an endorsement in the Democratic mayoral primary. [Reid Pillifant]
Jim Margolis' assistance on Anthony Weiner's recent film shoot won't count as a donation. [Reid Pillifant]
Meet the new champion of marijuana legalization in New York: State Senator Liz Krueger. [Dana Rubinstein]
New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn makes Antonio Reynoso a litmus test. Bill Thompson has reached out to him. Anthony Weiner has not. [Azi Paybarah]
Assemblyman Vito Lopez will resign his seat in the Assembly on Monday morning, and turn his attention to what he has promised will be a "vigorous" campaign for City Council.
A spokesman for Reynso told me today Thompson's camp has reached out to Reynoso to arrange a meeting.
"Nevertheless, because the citizens of my district voted me back into office last November by an overwhelming majority, I feel obligated to serve out this session of theAssembly. I therefore announce that as of June 20, 2013, the last day of the session, I resign my position."
Governor Andrew today declined to comment on Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's reported mishandling of sexual harassment claims against one of his members.