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Republican Consultant Says GOP Poised for Congressional Pick-Ups

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Susan Del Percio. Via City & State. Republican consultant Susan Del Percio in our most recent print edition: Even as the size of New York’s Congressional delegation shrinks from 29 to 27, there is an opportunity for the number of Republican representatives to grow. Currently there are eight Republican members of the House from New York, though owing to redistricting, Rep. Bob [&hellip
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Senate Democrats Release Report on Pay Equity, Domestic Violence and Women’s Health Care

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Liz Krueger. Via Wiki Commons. Senate Democrats released a report today detailing findings from several forums Senators held on pay equity, domestic violence and womens’ health care, including recommendations for legislation that has been stymied in the Republican-led State Senate. From the release: “Fairness and economic growth go hand-in-hand, and we gave the Senate Republicans many opportunities to get off [&hellip
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Why Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Could Have It All (By 2016)

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Gillibrand in her Senate office in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Aaron Clamage) by Morgan Pehme Kirsten Gillibrand is currently enjoying a career trajectory comparable to only a select few American politicians in recent memory—the most notable of whom occupies a certain Oval Office she’s already being discussed as a viable contender for in 2016. Just a few years ago, such rumblings would have been unthinkable. When Gov. [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: Super PAC Supports Mindy Meyer

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22-year-old-Mindy-Meyer-running-for-NY-senate 2013 Mayoral Race Malcolm Smith, a Democat, is exploring a mayoral run as a Republican. Bill de Blasio is courting allies in the business world. The NYC Campaign Finance Board is girding for an onslaught of Super PAC money in 2013. Queens Dan the “Ragin’ Pagan” Halloran. Brooklyn A Super PAC is now supporting Mindy [&hellip
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Jailed Ex-Assemblywoman Cleared to Run for District Leader

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Via City & State Crooked politicians of New York City, rejoice! Ex-Brooklyn Assemblywoman Diane Gordon, who in 2008 was convicted on eight counts of receiving bribes and official misconduct, has shown that a return to politics after prison is possible. Gordon, after two years in lock-up, is now running for district leader against AssemblywomanInez Barron. But Gordon had her petitions [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: Ruben Diaz, Jr., Gets a Donation from Trump

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Diaz, Jr. Via Wiki Commons. 2013 Mayoral Race John Liu hired a consulting firm specializing in data cleanup two weeks before his treasurer’s arrest. Public Advocate Ruben Diaz, Jr. recently took a campaign donation from Donald Trump. Brooklyn A dead person turned up on David Storobin’s nominating petitions. State Senate Dean Skelos ultimately decided to pass on Steve Katz’s gun-themed [&hellip
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Candid Camera? An Interview with Conservative Activist James O’Keefe

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Via City & State. Conservative activist and Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe, 28, is one of the more controversial figures currently operating in the media landscape. His hidden camera videos of ACORN, Planned Parenthood and NPR, among others, have served as a lightning rod—alternately drawing praise and scorn—and often sparking national debate. In his most current video, O’Keefe and [&hellip
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Queens State Senator Malcolm Smith Is Actually, Really Thinking About Running for Mayor

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Via City & State. Morgan Pehme has a lengthy cover storyin our new issue about Queens Democratic State Sen. Malcolm Smith, and one part I found interesting was the discussion of Smith running for New York City mayor in 2013. As unlikely that may sound in light of Smith’s current political status in the state Senate (where he’s gone [&hellip
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Queens State Senator Bloomberg-esque Campaign Spending

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Messer. Via City & State. Queens Democratic State Senate candidate John Messer, a businessman and attorney, has promised to drop$500,000 of his own money into his primary campaign – and so far he’s not disappointing. Messer’s 11-page July campaign finance filing shows that he’s already spent more than $120,000 on his race, with the vast majority of that coming just [&hellip
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