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Andrew Cuomo gets the official nod to become the Democratic nominee for New York State Governor…..

[ Cuomo accepts the nomination from the Democratic party…..]

A mere formality……

And 40% above his nearest challenger…..

Not  a bad way to move towards your Dad’s old job…..

Mr. Cuomo’s appearance at the convention capped his crowning as the party’s nominee that has been in the making for the last year, as Gov. David A. Paterson had faltered to the point that he did not even attend the speech.

“When you go around the state, from Montauk to Buffalo, you hear over and over and over again the betrayal people feel towards the government,” Mr. Cuomo said, adding, “That has to be restored, and we’re not going to do it with words.”

His speech was received with sustained applause at points, if not exuberance, perhaps underscoring his arm’s length approach to some elements of his own party. He came closest to recalling the rhetorical flourishes of his father when he spoke of social justice.

“We have to remember what is at the soul of the Democratic party,” he said, his voice rising. “You can go to schools on one side of town, and they will take you to first graders who are on the Internet, and you can go to the other side of town, and they don’t even have a basketball net,” he said, adding that the most impressive piece of technology at some schools was the metal detector.

Mr. Cuomo’s was introduced by William C. Thompson Jr., the former New York City comptroller; Kathy Hochul, the Erie County clerk; and Vivian Viloria-Fisher, a Dominican-born Suffolk County legislator — an African-American, an upstate woman and a Latina, respectively. There have been grumblings from some Democrats that the party is putting forth a slate of candidates that fails to reflect the diversity of the state.

Mr. Thompson’s comments echoed those of Mr. Cuomo.

“Let’s be clear,” he said. “Our state, New York State, is in crisis, our government is gridlocked, our finances are in shambles, our people have lost trust, and with good reason.”

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May 27, 2010 Posted by | BDog @ PolitcalDog 101, Blogs, Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Projections, Updates | , | Leave a comment

Andrew Cuomo Reader…..

Morning Read: Cuomo Aims at Albany

Keep up with the stories about Newly announced Democratic nominee for New York State Governor!

From the Observer….

Day 1 is too late to change Albany, Andrew Cuomo campaign aides say.

Ed Koch predicts Sheldon Silver will help Andrew Cuomo, or there’ll be “war.”

Gershman: “Despite Mr. Cuomo’s blistering attacks on their performance and ethics, Democratic state lawmakers have rallied behind the attorney general’s candidacy.”

Seifman: “Andrew Cuomo spent his first day on the campaign trail yesterday warning that legislators who won’t embrace sweeping reforms in Albany had better start thinking of new careers.”

Ravitch: “I’m not getting involved in the campaign. I’ve got a budget to get done.”

The headline on Fred Dicker’s column about Cuomo refers to “destiny’s child.”

Cuomo’s inner circle includes Jennifer Cunningham.

Odato: “Teacher and public employee union officials said they are not jumping to endorse Cuomo.”

Cuomo “declined to say whether Sheldon Silver, the powerful Assembly speaker, should remain in his job.”

New York Post: Please, Andrew: Take great care with your lieutenant-governor selection.”

Daily News: Cuomo’s “biggest opponents” are “the 139 fellow Democrats” in Albany. Also, Cuomo “must reject” the WFP’s endorsement.

New York Times: Democrats should add every AG candidate to the ballot.

May 24, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Entertainment, Family, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Projections, Travel, Updates | , | 5 Comments

From Daniel G…..New York Governor: Cuomo leads Lazio by almost 3 to 1 …..

Hi Dog!

The same Pollster who put Gillibrand ahead of Ford by 31 Points has also New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) ahead by nearly 3 to 1 over his Republican Rival, former U. S. Rep. Rick Lazio (R-NY).

Marist Research Poll

New York Governor 2010


New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo (D)  64 %
Former U. S. Rep. Rick Lazio (R)  28 %
Undecided  8 %

What can I say? I’m getting very worried about the possible Cuomo Coattails in November. Look, without him Republicans would have likely flipped a few House Races in Upstate New York. Now, that’s in serious doubt. NY-20 (S. Murphy), NY-23 (Owens), NY-24 (Arcuri), NY-25 (Maffei), NY-29 (Massa). Those 5 Seats would have a good chance of flipping. Now I doubt it. Remember 2006 when Spitzer trounced his GOP Opponent 2-3 House Races flipped that year.

Daniel G.

From the Dog…his numbers will come down…but he’s the next Governor of the state….The issue in Albany, the state’s capital is ….will Paterson make it through next week?…if not, Lt. Governor Richard Ravitch moves up……

Lt. Gov. Ravitch

March 2, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Updates | , , , , | 4 Comments

The Next New York State Governor…… Current Attorney General Andrew Cuomo….. is now in the spot light….

As the Dog posted yesterday…..with Paterson not running for the job he was moved up to with Eliot Spitzer’s resignation…… the spot light and power switches to Andrew Cuomo……

And with his numbers and expectations…he WILL be the next Governor of the State of New York……

For months, Andrew M. Cuomo has silently inhabited a world of grand assumptions: that he was by far the strongest Democrat to run for governor of New York; that his poll numbers were not merely overwhelming but durable; that his fund-raising prowess would turn his inevitable campaign into a juggernaut.

Those assumptions excited a lot of people, if for no other reason than that they made him seem an infinitely more attractive candidate than the man who happened to be occupying the governor’s office.

Now that Gov. David A. Paterson has abandoned his campaign, however, all those assumptions about Mr. Cuomo — not to mention his record — will be scrutinized and challenged, if and when he does what everyone expects he will in a matter of weeks: quickly wrap up his investigation of Mr. Paterson and officially enter the race.

But Mr. Cuomo, 52, is more than just a poll choice, or the payee on the checks of campaign contributors.

In three decades of public life, including two prior statewide races, he has grappled with how to present himself, and how much to change: whether to be more humble, or less contentious; how to calibrate his legendary aggressiveness to suit a shifting political climate; when to leap to the attack and when to lay low.

On Friday, as Democrats began falling into line behind him, Mr. Cuomo’s supporters pointed to late March or early April as the likeliest moment for him to declare his candidacy. Mr. Cuomo signaled that he would not be hurried into the fray.

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February 27, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates | , | 4 Comments

New York State AG Andrew Cuomo is taking care of his 'Black' problem……in the race for Governor….

As New York’s political world waits for Attorney GeneralAndrew M. Cuomo to make official his run for governor, Mr. Cuomo has been quietly but methodically working to defuse an issue that helped unravel his last quest for the job.

Preparing to challenge New York’s first black governor, Mr. Cuomo has been aggressively courting black civic leaders and clergy members, hoping to forestall charges that he is again trying to thwart the ambitions of a prominent African-American in a governor’s race.

He met this month with the Rev. Floyd H. Flake, one of New York’s most influential black pastors and the leader of the Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral in Queens. The two men discussed Mr. Cuomo’s potential candidacy and the need to have a Democratic ticket that was not made up exclusively of white men.

This issue is the only one that could present a bump in the road for the state’s next Governor…….

As the Dog posted up here recently…..his numbers are  such that politicians around the state are ponying up to the Attorney General, and making nice already……The current Governor has low poll numbers and $3 million in reelection funds  verses Cuomo’s $16 million…….

Black voters and politician’s can read the signs…..He’s gonna be the next Governor….

The only thing here that the Dog has been annoyed about is the White House…they are in the position to help this problem be solved..it is beyond me why they don’t offer a graceful way for Paterson to step aside …….

January 25, 2010 Posted by | Government, Law, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Updates | , , , | 4 Comments

New York State AG Andrew Cuomo is taking care of his ‘Black’ problem……in the race for Governor….

As New York’s political world waits for Attorney GeneralAndrew M. Cuomo to make official his run for governor, Mr. Cuomo has been quietly but methodically working to defuse an issue that helped unravel his last quest for the job.

Preparing to challenge New York’s first black governor, Mr. Cuomo has been aggressively courting black civic leaders and clergy members, hoping to forestall charges that he is again trying to thwart the ambitions of a prominent African-American in a governor’s race.

He met this month with the Rev. Floyd H. Flake, one of New York’s most influential black pastors and the leader of the Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral in Queens. The two men discussed Mr. Cuomo’s potential candidacy and the need to have a Democratic ticket that was not made up exclusively of white men.

This issue is the only one that could present a bump in the road for the state’s next Governor…….

As the Dog posted up here recently…..his numbers are  such that politicians around the state are ponying up to the Attorney General, and making nice already……The current Governor has low poll numbers and $3 million in reelection funds  verses Cuomo’s $16 million…….

Black voters and politician’s can read the signs…..He’s gonna be the next Governor….

The only thing here that the Dog has been annoyed about is the White House…they are in the position to help this problem be solved..it is beyond me why they don’t offer a graceful way for Paterson to step aside …….

January 25, 2010 Posted by | Government, Law, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Updates | , , , | 4 Comments

From Merlin…..Andrew Cuomo will Announce shortly for New York State Governor….

Hello Dog and Good morning!

Big News out of your Home State. Sources telling the New York Daily News that Attorney General Andrew Cuomo (D) will formally announce his Gubernatorial Campaign at the end of March. At last he blinks. No surprise at all. Cuomo basically giving Governor Paterson another 2 months to bow out gracefully.

http://www.newyorkdailynews.com/politics

Merlin

The Dog will claim his own props on this……

Way back in the fall of last year the Dog advised Merlin and everyone else here and at P1 that Andrew Cuomo will not announce until the late winter or early spring of this year…..That would give Governor David Paterson time to see if he could survive to run for the office he ascended to after Elliot Spitzer hit the road ……Paterson has gone up a few points in the polls but he’s done…After Proposing a new budget with massive cuts and additional taxes and fee’s he’s toast…..

Cuomo will be the next Governor of the state…while his numbers will come back down to reasonable levels…..he is a lock….

Hiss problems with blacks almost 20 years ago will be all but forgotten as people line up to behind him and work to get on his good side knowing that he will remember his friends……..

January 24, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, PoliticalDogs Merlin, Politics, Polls, Updates | , | Leave a comment

Merlin on New York State…the Dog has some comments also…

Hello Dog again!

This Poll particular might be interesting for as it is your Home State

Siena Research Institute New York State Poll

New York Governor 2010

Democratic Primary

Attorney General Andrew Cuomo  59 %
Incumbent Governor David A. Paterson  21 %
Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy  6 %
Undecided  14 %

General Election

Incumbent Governor David A. Paterson (D)  42 %
fmr. Rep. Rick Lazio (R)  42 %
Undecided  16 %

Incumbent Governor David A. Paterson (D)  40 %
Erie County Executive Chris Collins (R)  40 %
Undecided  21 %

Attorney General Andrew Cuomo (D)  66 %
fmr. Rep. Rick Lazio (R)  24 %
Undecided  10 %

Attorney General Andrew Cuomo (D)  65 %
Erie County Executive Chris Collins (R)  23 %
Undecided  11 %

Also Steve Levy leads Lazio 40-33 and Chris Collins 42-26.

New York Senate Special 2010

Democratic Primary

Incumbent Senator Kirsten Gillibrand  41 %
fmr. Rep. Harold Ford Jr.  17 %
Jonathan Tasini  5 %
Undecided  37 %

General Election

fmr. Governor George Pataki (R)  51 %
Inc. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D)  38 %
Undecided  11 %

Note: Pataki leads also Ford Jr. by a 54-32 margin.

Merlin

Ok….some comments from the top….forget  Steve Levy…..Cuomo is gonna be the next Governor….next…

New York State Senate 2010……Ford’s number’s will increase….when he declares….. which I’m sure he’ll will do…

In the general Pataki is never going to make it…believe me…his past is going to haunt him..he left the state in terrible financial shape….

Ford is a sleeper…mark my words….I was on point with Rudy….I’m sure on this…..

January 18, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, PoliticalDogs Merlin, Politics, Polls, Updates | , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

HOLD ON TO YOUR SEATS!…the ride has just begun in the quest for the US Senate seat from New York…..

We here at the Dog have been telling anyone who will listen that New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo will be the next New York Sate Governor….forget current Governor Paterson….he’s gone……

Well it turns out that the Republicans have come to that conclusion also…….Merlin has tipped us off to the fact that The New York Post’s Fred Dicker …a serious Albany political reporter is now reporting that several key Republicans are asking Rick Lazio to drop his bid for governor and join Harold Ford Jr. in taking on Kirsten Gillibrand…..who will be an easy target…..

This turn events can only embolden Harold Ford to decide to take on Gillibrand in the democratic primary since her only friends in the state are Chuck Schumer and left-wing of the democrat’s( unbelievable, isn’t that, with her record!) …….

Most of the established New York media have come down in favor of a Ford run so that they can sell newspapers……

And judging by the comments on the net’ on the Ford run….people seem to be saying…..’let him run’…..

Poor Chuck Schumer….just when he though he had ‘it’…..’it’ falls apart…..

January 11, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, PoliticalDogs Merlin, Politics, Polls, Updates, Women | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gov. David Paterson….it's not about you personally….its about you can't win…….

The New York State Governor is looking around for sympathy, for a run at being elected to the job, that was passed on to him ,when Spitzer quit…and he won’t get it…….if he doesn’t remember….. he has no poll numbers…..none…any Republican could beat him, hands down…..and…..right now…New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo beats any Republican…..

Get it????

My beef is…Rahm and Obama should grease the wheel by offering the states first Black Governor something to ease the pain on all sides, Paterson, Cuomo, the state’s blacks and the party…..

January 4, 2010 Posted by | Government, Media, Men, Politics, Polls | , , , , | 2 Comments