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Governor Paterson's Campaign Loses Top Strategist

nytimes.com | DANNY HAKIM | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Tracy Sefl, top campaign strategist for Gov. David A. Paterson, said Friday morning that she was departing the campaign, dealing a blow for the govern...

What Brown's Win Over Coakley in Massachusetts Means for Politics in New York

David A. Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David A. Singer

The immediate political beneficiaries in New York of the Scott Brown romp over Martha Coakley are Rick Lazio and Harold Ford Jr.

Paterson's Poll Numbers On The Rise, But Still Killed By Cuomo

The Ithaca Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. David Paterson's tough talk on the state's fiscal crisis and his battle with the Legislature helped boost his once record-low approval rating amo...

Andrew Cuomo Told Rudy Giuliani He's Running For Governor: New York Post

nypost.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Andrew Cuomo has secretly notified Rudy Giuliani that he will run for governor next year, The Post has learned. The confidential message, conveyed ...

Poll: Paterson Job Approval Increases To 21

The New York Observer | Jimmy Vielkind | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

After a concerted political blitz including a television ad campaign, a new poll finds David Paterson's approval and favorability ratings inched up th...

Governor Pataki Again?

The New York Observer | Steve Kornacki | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Can you feel the George Pataki fever? Neither can I. But apparently the former New York governor think he can coax a lot of people into believing in h...

Paterson Crashes Cuomo's Birthday Fundraiser

nydailynews.com | Kenneth Lovett and Elizabeth Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. Paterson made a surprise visit to a birthday fundraiser Thursday night for Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, the man many Democrats hope runs for hi...

Can Paterson Learn From The Secret Race to Replace Jon Corzine?

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John R. Bohrer

Unfortunately for Paterson, he has disadvantages that Corzine did not: a contested primary next September and powerful leaders opposed to his renomination.

Will Cuomo Control The Dems In 2010?

The New York Observer | Steve Kornacki | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mr. Cuomo's poll numbers are so high that - barring the overhyped possibility of a run by Rudy Giuliani - next November's election won't be much fun. ...

Eliot Spitzer Kept On Black Stocking Socks During Prostitute Romps, Feds Told

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The New York Daily News reports that a controversial political strategist alerted federal authorities to Eliot Spitzer's dalliances with prostitutes, ...

Rahm Emanuel Meddling To Keep Paterson From Race

The Daily Beast | Lloyd Grove | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

President Barack Obama's amazingly awkward attempt to nudge damaged New York Gov. David Paterson out of the race to keep his job - as chronicled in la...

Richard Fife, Gov. Paterson's Selected Campaign Manager

New York Times | Nicholas Confessore | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Showing his intention to keep his job, Gov. David A. Paterson announced on Thursday that he had selected Richard Fife, a longtime New York political o...

Rick Lazio To Announce His Run For Governor

New York Post | Maggie Haberman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Rick Lazio, the former Long Island congressman who tried to take on Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2000 for US Senate, will formally declare he's running f...

Governor Paterson Sports A New Moustache (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. Paterson showed off his new beard-free look yesterday at a press conference for Jay-Z. Keeping only the moustache, Paterson is either trying to ...

Governor Paterson's Sight Hurting Job Performance

Staten Island Advance | Judy L. Randall | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Gov. David Paterson's visual impairment has hindered his ability to govern, state Sen. Diane Savino said yesterday. In an unus...

David Paterson Not Concerned About All That Bad Polling

Politicker NY | Azi Payabarah | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

David Paterson said he would be more concerned about his bad poll numbers, but there are simply too many polls for him to care. Paterson also said tha...

Governor Paterson Feared As Liability For State Democrats

New York Times | RAYMOND HERNANDEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

As he prepares to run for re-election, Representative Michael E. McMahon, a Democrat from Staten Island, is burdened with having to campaign in a dist...

Is Andrew Cuomo Running For Governor?

The New York Times | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

At a meeting in Kingston, N.Y., last week, several Democratic county leaders, including some who are allies of Mr. Cuomo, pointedly refused to commit ...

Governor Paterson Gains Popularity As Voters Shift Anger Toward Senate

Observer | Jimmy Vielkind | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY - David Paterson's poll numbers have climbed slightly, for the second month in a row, as voters surveyed in a poll released today perceive him ...

Governor's Race: Cuomo Leads In Fund-Raising, But Paterson Spends More

New York Times | DANNY HAKIM | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY -- The governor traditionally reigns as the capital's fund-raiser in chief. But that appears to have changed. In the first half of the year, At...

Senate Chaos Cost Taxpayers $5M

New York Post | Brendan Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY -- It could go down as the most expensive circus in state history. The Senate's monthlong descent into chaos wasted more than $5 million in sta...

Gov. Paterson Suggests Leadership Role For Espada

New York Daily News | By Glenn Blain and Kenneth Lovett | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY - Gov. Paterson said it may be time for his fellow Democrats to accept turncoat Bronx Sen. Pedro Espada Jr. in a major leadership role as warri...

Marriage Bill on N.Y. Senate Agenda

Advocate | Advocate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

New York governor David Paterson placed the marriage equality bill at the top of the list of items for senators to consider in a special session calle...

Pension Tension: Paterson Veto Shocks Police, Firefighter Unions

New York Post | BRENDAN SCOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Gov. Paterson dropped a bombshell on two powerful unions when he unexpectedly vetoed a routine measure that for nearly 30 years had allowed city cops...

Spitzer Trumps Paterson For Governor: Poll

The Huffington Post | Megan Slack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new Marist poll found that a majority of New Yorkers would prefer sex-scandal plagued former Governor Eliot Spitzer to current Governor David Paters...