Here And Now
Andrew Cuomo is ready for his close-up at the final day of the state Democratic convention.
The AG will accept his party’s nomination for governor around 11 a.m. His preferred LG, Rochester Mayor Bob Duffy, will also be on hand, meeting many party faithful for the first time.
In the news…
The five-way Democratic AG fight is joined.
“You see the signs that say the New Democratic Party? This is the new math,” said state Chairman Jay Jacobs, trying to explain the cumbersome two-vote process that put all five AG contenders on the ballot.
The “new” Democratic Party isn’t so much a re-branding as it is an evolution, Cuomo insisted.
Gov. David Paterson skipped the convention entirely, even eschewing the videotaped speech he had planned to send.
“Cuomo, DiNapoli & Duffy – it sounds like a Long Island law firm,” said a minority political operative, citing concerns about the Democrats’ all-white ticket.
Duffy has tangled with municipal unions; Cuomo says that will continue in his administration.
Most state legislators, who are in Cuomo’s crosshairs, won’t be on hand for his big moment today.
The Post on Duffy: “The anti-David.”
Duffy’s selection comes as the Legislature is poised to consider a controversial plan for mayoral control of Rochester’s public school system.
Duffy says he’ll keep his home in the “forgotten city” of Rochester if elected.
His hometown paper is skeptical this move is good for upstate.
Even people in Duffy’s own administration had no idea he was going to accept Cuomo’s offer.
Cuomo chose to announce his LG pick in Manhattan – far from his fellow Democrats gathered in Rye Brook.
The Times wants to hear more from Cuomo about how he would solve the budget crisis and deems his call for a constitutional convention “dicey.”
The Democratic rank-and-file seems “miffed” by Cuomo’s tone, says the DN’s Errol Louis.
Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand were unanimously placed on the ballot at the convention, much to the chagrin of their little-known primary challengers.
State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, who was also placed on the ballot with unanimous consent, is not as good at fundraising as Alan Hevesi was.
The Post wants Cuomo to step up for charter schools.
Cuomo and Paterson are united in their opposition to another millionaires tax.
GOP AG hopeful Dan Donovan was in Poughkeepsie.
The UFT is welcoming a primary challenger to Assemblyman Jonathan Bing.
Lawmakers, tenant advocates and landlords have questions about Paterson’s proposed changes to the housing laws.
The WSJ calls the governor’s proposals “tenant-friendly.”
Quadrangle is reportedly exploring a sale of a minority stake.
US District Court Judge Lawrence Kahn will decide by tomorrow whether Paterson’s furlough plan can go forward.
Paterson is defending Office of Children & Family Services Commissioner Gladys Carrion, whom Republicans want fired in the wake of a “sex party” scandal at a facility for juvenile offenders.
Former Rep. Vito Fossella said he’s at a “good place” in his life, and so won’t run for his old seat in NY-13.
The Staten Island Conservatives endorsed Democratic Rep. Mike McMahon.
The Oneonta Daily Star is angry that state parks have become a pawn in the budget battle.
A deal to re-open the parks fell through.
Schumer wants more regulation of pre-paid cell phones.
Largely overlooked in a recent Q poll: NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly’s support among black voters.
Dr. Nan Hayworth was endorsed by Republicans to challenge Democratic Rep. John Hall in NY-19, but a GOP primary is still possible.
Two Democrats want to challenge GOP Sen. Bill Larkin.
The state is cutting back on the AC to save money.
Democratic Assemblyman Kevin Cahill has a GOP challenger.
Bloomberg attended a black-tie gala at MoMA.
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