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Daniel…..New York Governor: Cuomo leads all 3 Challengers by a 2 to 1 margin …….

Hello Dog and good afternoon!

New York State is Andrew Cuomo’s Territorry. The Empire State’s Top Lawyer who hasn’t officially declared his Candidacy leads all 3 announced Republican Challengers by a 2 to 1 margin according to a new Statewide Survey.

Rasmussen Survey

New York Governor 2010

General Election

State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo (D)  52 %

Former U. S. Rep. Rick Lazio (R)  29 %
Others  6 %
Undecided  13 %

State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo (D)  50 %
Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy (R)  26 %
Others  7 %
Undecided  17 %

State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo (D)  51 %
Real Estate Developer Carl Paladino (R)  28 %
Others  6 %
Undecided  15 %

Job Approvals

President Barack Obama (D)

Approve  54 %
Disapprove  46 %

Governor David A. Paterson (D)

Approve  35 %
Disapprove  65 %

Major Candidates Websites:

http://lazio.com/
http://www.levyforgovernor.com
http://paladinoforthepeople.com/

Analysis:

So when does Cuomo declare? My hunch is probably next week or the week after.

Daniel G.

April 1, 2010 Posted by | Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Polls, Updates | , , | 12 Comments

Daniel……New York Governor & Senate Special: Marist, Zogby give Cuomo huge leads in the Governor Race; Zogby sees Gillibrand in a Toss-Up with Pataki ….

Hello Dog!

Two new Statewide Surveys in your Home State of New York give State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) 2 to 1 leads over Republicans, former U. S. Rep. Rick Lazio (R-NY) and Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy (R-NY). Lazio also leads Levy big in the Republican Governor Primary. Meanwhile a new Zogby International Interactive Survey shows Incumbent Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) in a Toss-Up Race against Former Governor George Pataki (R-NY)

Marist Research Survey

New York Governor 2010

Republican Primary

[ Lazio and Levy ]

Former U. S. Rep. Rick Lazio  53 %

Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy  21 %
Undecided  26 %

General Election

State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo (D)  61 %
Former U. S. Rep. Rick Lazio (R)  30 %
Undecided  9 %

State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo (D)  65 %
Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy (R)  26 %
Undecided  9 %

Major Candidates Websites:

http://lazio.com/
http://www.levyforgovernor.com

Zogby International Interactive Survey

New York Governor 2010

State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo (D)  52 %
Former U. S. Rep. Rick Lazio (R)  26 %

New York Senate Special Election 2010

Incumbent Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D)  41 %
Former New York Governor George Pataki (R)  38 %
Others  12 %
Undecided  10 %

http://www.kirstengillibrand.com/
http://georgepataki.com/

Analysis:

Cuomo will win I’ve no doubt about it. Interesting: Pataki seems to still have some kind of Campaign Website up. Presumably this is his old Governor Campaign Website.

Daniel G.

Daniel…Steve Levy may never get out of the gate….with these initial poll numbers…be ashamed if he switched parties and fell flat on his face?

And Pataki still makes me wonder….. we have heard nothing from the guy…… zilch????

Great numbers, but…….Is he gonna run?

March 26, 2010 Posted by | Other Things | , , , , , | 4 Comments

Daniel on the Steve Levy switch to the GOP for the race for New York Governor…..

Hello Dog and good morning!

We’ve News out of your Home State of New York

Announcement:

Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy (R-NY) made OFFICIAL his Gubernatorial Bid for the State of New York Friday.

Therefore I’m endorsing Levy for Governor of New York today. We need more Scott Brown’s in Blue States.

Statement from Levy announcing his Campaign:

Albany, NY (March 19, 2010) – Steve Levy, Suffolk County Executive, today announced he will join the Republican Party and seek the party’s nomination for New York State Governor. Levy was joined by New York State Republican Chairman Ed Cox who lent his endorsement as well as a majority of the statewide Republican Party vice chairs who likewise endorsed Levy.
“The people I stand with today believe, as I do, that New York faces a critical juncture in its long and rich history, and they trust in my plan to restore fiscal stability to our state,” said Levy.

“And so today I am pleased to be joining the Republican Party and bring my long record of fiscal conservatism. I believe I represent New York ’s best hope for a better future,” Levy added.

Levy said since forming an exploratory committee for a gubernatorial run in January, he has met with Cox and other Republican leaders to talk the specifics of Levy’s “Contract for New York.”

“We are happy that Steve Levy has come over to the Republican Party with his outstanding record of fiscal conservatism and plan to save New York,” said Cox. “Now that he is officially registering in our party I am pleased to endorse his run for governor.”

“As a fellow Suffolk County resident, I have watched Steve exercise his brand of fiscal conservatism and efficient management that has earned him the respect and votes of Republicans throughout our county, and he will be able to put his executive experience to good use in helping to prevent New York state from becoming fiscally insolvent,” said Suffolk Republican Chairman John Jay LaValle.

“The public wants, expects and demands nothing less from our state government than what is contained in the plan I have presented,” said Levy. “Declaring a fiscal emergency. Capping spending. Capping property tax increases. Structural reform on every level and every line of the budget. An end to business as usual and the end to politics as usual.”

Levy continued, “The single most important thing the people of New York want to hear in the race this year is not ‘what party do you belong to,’ they want to hear ‘what is your plan to rescue our state?’

“The plan I am presenting has been resonating with residents of the Empire State who do not want to be taxed out of their homes, lose their jobs or see the state face bankruptcy.”

Steve Levy is the Suffolk County Executive. First elected in 2003, he won his he won his second term of office in 2007 with 96% of the vote — and was cross-endorsed by the Democratic, Republican, Conservative and Independence parties.

Throughout his 25 years of public service, Levy has served as a fiscal watchdog and the consistent voice of the common taxpayer. In his first year in office as a Suffolk County Legislator, in 1986, Levy successfully sued the county for passing a budget that illegally pierced Suffolk’s spending caps and returned money to the taxpayer.
Upon taking office as County Executive in 2004, Levy pulled the county from a $238 million projected deficit, crafting the largest budget restructuring plan in the county’s history. By exercising spending restraint, Levy has presented six consecutive Suffolk budgets with a General Fund tax freeze or tax cut – including three with lower spending than the previous year’s adopted levels, an unprecedented feat.
His prudent, conservative fiscal management has earned Suffolk County six bond rating increases; and even through the difficult financial times of the last two years, the county has maintained its historically high ratings.

Steve Levy is the Suffolk County Executive. In 2007, he won his second term of office with 96% of the vote and was cross-endorsed by the Democratic, Republican, Conservative and Independence parties. In January, Levy announced the formation of an exploratory committee to study the feasibility of his potential run for Governor of New York State.

Daniel G.

March 20, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Updates | , , , | 3 Comments