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Bill Thompson will run for New York City Mayor in 2013…..

Thompson (the ex-NYC Controller), who just bearly lost to Mike Bloomberg has decided to not primary Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, who is running for her spot for the first time this year…This will leave the field open for Harold Ford Jr. to run against her in the democratic primary and leave Thompson time to get a leg up on anyone running for New York City Mayor four years from now…….

When asked about Cuomo running for the  New York State Governor spot, which Governor Paterson was not elected to he answered…..“People could have used that same line and said, when I was running, ‘Don’t you think it’s wrong to run against Mike Bloomberg?’ I don’t think there are any goods or bads. Everybody has to be held to their own decision.”

He did say that the current junior senator from New York still needs to introduce herself to voters…..

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January 5, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates | , , , | Leave a comment

Bill Thompson could be a spoiler in the U.S. Senate race in New York…..

Polling info that the Political Dog has sniffed out reveals something that political junkies know to be true…..That is…that Kirsten Gillibrand is in a very weak position …..

She was appointed to the U.S. Senate by New York Governor Paterson after Hillary Clinton went to Secretary of State job…..

A Siena poll just released has her ahead of Bill Thompson(who just lost to ‘Money Mike’ Bloomberg for NYC Mayor  by a hair ) by just 9%…and a Quininipac poll has her behind Thompson by 13%!.

I have been posting here that Gillibrand has never caught on in the downstate New York City region and this just cements that view…..

What is worst is Gillibrand loses to both Rudy and Pataki in both polls!

Now I don’t believe Rudy , or  Pataki are going to run….tThedemocrats in New York State have a problem that will affect their party nationally…Kirsten Gillibrand was a bad pick by a guy who isn’t going to be Governor in a little  more than a year from now…While Chuck Schumer might be happy with here and she is taking in money..she still is the wrong person for the job….

Me…I hope Thompson primaries her….

The Q poll…..

The Siena Poll…..

December 15, 2009 Posted by | Government, Media, Politics | , , , | 2 Comments

Andrew Cuomo gets ready to run for New York Governor…..

A while ago, I said to everyone that would listen that Andrew Cuomo, the Attorney General of New York State, would wait for the late fall, or early fall spring to seriously begin to displace current sitting Governor Paterson…..Well, today brings a piece on the front page of the New York Times about Cuomo starting to ‘shop around’ for a ticket for his fall run. It is a given that even though Paterson is starting to run commercials, and hire staff (like Harold Ickes) to bring up his poll numbers….he’s gone

The only republican to be seriously running for governor is Rick Lazio and he will be running uphill for the next year since Cuomo has huge numbers in polling against every republican including Rudy Giuliani…..

Like the last person to be Attorney General (Eliot Spitzer), the job seems to be a spring-board to the governors mansion…..while the democratic front-runner, Cuomo must be careful with the states minority voters and politicians …….He has gone out of his way to mend fences because they haven’t forgotten Cuomo’s stepping all over Carl McCall’s feet in his bid to become governor years ago….

The names floated in the piece for Lieutenant Governor are Bill Thompson, the black outgoing NYC Controller who barely lost to Bloomberg for Mayor…..The upcoming District Attorney from Nassau County, who just got re-elected to her second term, Kathleen Rice….and Janet DiFiore, the District Attorney of Westchester County….

Stay tuned folks…this one will be interesting……

Update:….Lazio today attacked Cuomo for undermining Paterson…..(why is he getting in democratic business?)

November 16, 2009 Posted by | Government, Media, Men, Politics | , , , , , | 4 Comments

Bloomberg just gets a win in New York City Mayor race…..

With all that money…the Current New York City Mayor  (Money Mike) will win reelection by a markedly smaller percent of the vote then polls predicted…making the Mayor ‘s win a bit of a laugh at all the money he spend……

November 3, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Politics | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cory Booker for ‘Money Mike’ Bloomberg?……Why?

Cory A. Booker, the Mayor of Newark New Jersey…the one with the ‘D’ for Democrat behind his name, spend Sunday in Queens, New York campaigning with Michael Bloomberg, who has at various times had a ‘D’ , ‘R’ and now a ‘I’ behind his name, but is on the GOP line, and the Independent line, in the upcoming vote for the Mayor of the City of New York……………

Now when I saw this…… I wondered……Why is a democrat from Jersey coming over to Queens, New York to campaign for the NY City Mayor?……Why?

Could one of the reasons be the fact that Mr. Booker has received $26,000 in  campaign donations from the right hand accountant of Bloomberg, Martin J. Geller… the contribution has to be perfectly legal……but ?????

Now, to be fair, Geller is allowed to give money to whoever he wants to…in New York, New Jersey or China for that matter…but after receiving the money in April of this year…..Booker shows up in a majority black area with the Mayor, give us a break…even the little kids around the way can figure this one out…….

All that money…….all that money…maybe that’s why Anthony Weiner didn’t run…..not because he got engaged to you know who………

October 27, 2009 Posted by | Politics | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cory Booker for 'Money Mike' Bloomberg?……Why?

Cory A. Booker, the Mayor of Newark New Jersey…the one with the ‘D’ for Democrat behind his name, spend Sunday in Queens, New York campaigning with Michael Bloomberg, who has at various times had a ‘D’ , ‘R’ and now a ‘I’ behind his name, but is on the GOP line, and the Independent line, in the upcoming vote for the Mayor of the City of New York……………

Now when I saw this…… I wondered……Why is a democrat from Jersey coming over to Queens, New York to campaign for the NY City Mayor?……Why?

Could one of the reasons be the fact that Mr. Booker has received $26,000 in  campaign donations from the right hand accountant of Bloomberg, Martin J. Geller… the contribution has to be perfectly legal……but ?????

Now, to be fair, Geller is allowed to give money to whoever he wants to…in New York, New Jersey or China for that matter…but after receiving the money in April of this year…..Booker shows up in a majority black area with the Mayor, give us a break…even the little kids around the way can figure this one out…….

All that money…….all that money…maybe that’s why Anthony Weiner didn’t run…..not because he got engaged to you know who………

October 27, 2009 Posted by | Politics | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment