State Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox said the latest scandal involving Gov. David Paterson, and the governor’s decision today not to run for a four-year term underscores the need for (no surprise here) more Repubulicans in Albany. Cox said one-party rule at the Capitol—Democrats control the executive branch, the… Read More →
Attorney General Andrew Cuomo will, if and when he runs for governor, now avoid a bitter primary battle with Gov. David Paterson and may avoid a Democratic primary altogether if Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy or other Democrat doesn’t challenge him. Cuomo put out a statement this afternoon saying “I… Read More →
Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli earlier this week refrained from knocking Gov. David Paterson after a Paterson spokesman ripped DiNapoli and questioned his handling of the state pension fund. But DiNapoli, a fellow Democrat, took the gloves off this afternoon, saying that Lt. Gov. Richard Ravitch should handle the budget negotiations, not… Read More →
State Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long said “Governor Paterson got it half right. Paterson doesn’t deserve to be in office next year, but he doesn’t deserve to be in office this year, either.” Long, who is expected to back Republican Rick Lazio for governor, said “New York is in a… Read More →
Press releases have started flooding in with reaction to Gov. David Paterson’s announcement that he’s not running for election to a four-year term. Here are some: —From Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos, R-Nassau County: “Governor Paterson called me and informed me that he would end his campaign for… Read More →
Gov. David Paterson just held a brief press conference in which he announced that he is being a political realist in suspending his campaign for election this fall. Here is an excerpt from his remarks: “It hasn’t been the latest distraction, it has been an accumulation of obstacles… Read More →
Our Buffalo TV affiliate WGRZ has it live here.
The general reaction today from state lawmakers to Gov. David Paterson’s decision to not run for election is that even though he’s out—and that may help him govern—his troubles are not over as the probe into his role in a potential cover-up of a domestic-abuse scandal involving his aide continues…. Read More →
Gov. David Paterson is out of the race for governor; Andrew Cuomo is not in the race for governor—yet; Rick Lazio is running—and maybe so is Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy. Levy put out a statement to let people know that he’s not out of this yet. In fact, with… Read More →
Gov. David Paterson will make the expected announcement that he won’t run for office at 3 p.m. at his offices in Manhattan. You can watch the news conference live here.