Friday, April 01, 2011

New York Ballot Shuffle; Money Incoming, Money Outgoing

NEW YORK

  • In Recent Elections, WFP and Greens Leave Their Mark (By Azi Paybarah, NY Observer/Politicker) After the 2010 governor's race, which determines permanent ballot positions for political parties in New York, the WFP moved up from Row E to Row D (after they grudgingly endorsed Cuomo). But the Green Party, who went with the surprisingly compelling Howie Hawkins, got more than the 50,000 votes needed to establish a permeant ballot line, landing them on Row F.
  • Reshuffling the ballot in NY: WFP and Conservatives moves up, Indys drop (By Azi Paybarah, WNYC/The Empire)
  • David Koch and Wife Gave Gov. Andrew Cuomo $87K (Chris Good, The Atlantic)
  • David Koch Continues NY GOP Support (Capital Tonight on YNN) Koch has spread his campaign cash around in New York. He and his wife, Julia, contributed $87,000 to Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo as he ramped up his 2010 gubernatorial bid.
  • Koch scolds Senate GOP leader on redistricting (Posted by: Cara Matthews, Politics on the Hudson) New York Uprising, a reform group founded by former New York City Mayor Ed Koch, is taking Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, R-Nassau County, to task over comments he made on NY1 last night. Skelos told NY1 that redistricting reform is a dead issue and would not be taken up by the GOP-controlled Senate now that a budget agreement has been reached.
  • Dadey: Don’t Fund LAFTOR In State Budget (Posted by: Nick Reisman, Politics on the Hudson) Citizens Union Executive Director Dick Dadey is disappointed that the 2011-12 tentative budget includes funding for the Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment, also known as LAFTOR, which is the traditional mechanism for redrawing legislative districts.

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