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Pataki tells Republican Governors Association…..’Lazio can’t win’

Whew!……

I told ya things where going to get hot for the New York State race for Governor on the GOP side….

Pataki throws his party’s nominee …so far…Rick Lazio…..under the bus…..

Steve Levy is working hard to line up support from the party since coming over from the Democratic party a few months ago….

Right now it’s also the battle of the press releases…..

Stay tuned…..

[ Lazio and Levy ]


Per Haberman, another RGA-related dispatch from the Empire State:

A source reports that in a chat this week with RGA head Haley Barbour, former Gov. George Pataki expressed lukewarm sentiments about his preferred gubernatorial candidate, Rick Lazio, who’s battling an attempt by Democrat-turned-Republican Steve Levy to get on the primary ballot.

The source said the former New York governor, who served three terms through 2006, told Barbour he knows Lazio can’t win, but that he’ll be a “party uniter” as a candidate – an apparent distinction made with Levy, who has set the party at odds with itself.
Pataki’s spokesman denied the comments.

“Governor Pataki has been unequivocal in his private and public conversations that Rick Lazio can win,” said Pataki spokesman Dave Catalfamo.. “Further, he knows the only way Republicans can win in November is to unite the Conservative and Republican lines and the only candidate who can do that is Rick Lazio.”

Pataki helped recruit Lazio to run for Senate against Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2000, and was an early endorser of Lazio this time. Many former Pataki-ites are on Team Lazio.

May 6, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates | , , , | 3 Comments

Pataki tells Republican Governors Association…..'Lazio can't win'

Whew!……

I told ya things where going to get hot for the New York State race for Governor on the GOP side….

Pataki throws his party’s nominee …so far…Rick Lazio…..under the bus…..

Steve Levy is working hard to line up support from the party since coming over from the Democratic party a few months ago….

Right now it’s also the battle of the press releases…..

Stay tuned…..

[ Lazio and Levy ]


Per Haberman, another RGA-related dispatch from the Empire State:

A source reports that in a chat this week with RGA head Haley Barbour, former Gov. George Pataki expressed lukewarm sentiments about his preferred gubernatorial candidate, Rick Lazio, who’s battling an attempt by Democrat-turned-Republican Steve Levy to get on the primary ballot.

The source said the former New York governor, who served three terms through 2006, told Barbour he knows Lazio can’t win, but that he’ll be a “party uniter” as a candidate – an apparent distinction made with Levy, who has set the party at odds with itself.
Pataki’s spokesman denied the comments.

“Governor Pataki has been unequivocal in his private and public conversations that Rick Lazio can win,” said Pataki spokesman Dave Catalfamo.. “Further, he knows the only way Republicans can win in November is to unite the Conservative and Republican lines and the only candidate who can do that is Rick Lazio.”

Pataki helped recruit Lazio to run for Senate against Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2000, and was an early endorser of Lazio this time. Many former Pataki-ites are on Team Lazio.

May 6, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates | , , , | 3 Comments

Sen. Gillibrand the blah choice………

Well,….. Schumer and the White House have had their way……Kristen Gillibrand remains the democratic choice for junior senator for New York…….and quite frankly, she maybe a liability…….If someone like pollster Lee  Miringoff , up at Marist, can have George Pataki( remember the budget deficits he grew?) ahead of her by 4% points, right now , she’s in trouble………..seriously, I never thought she was the right pick, and she hasn’t, and probably never will, do well in the downstate area…like the present governor, New York Democrats have set them selves up for problems next year….Cuomo will take care of the governors spot…..but Gillibrand????

September 17, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Politics | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment