New York politics

Jerrold Nadler on Steve Solarz: Son Of Brooklyn, Foreign Affairs Expert

Remembering Rep. Stephen J. Solarz.

11/30/2010
Special To The Jewish Week

Former Rep. Stephen J. Solarz, who died Monday night  at the age of 70 after a long battle with esophogeal cancer, was an outstanding public servant. Steve served the people of Brooklyn in the House of Representatives from 1975 to 1992 with distinction, boundless energy, great intellect, and a true passion to pursue justice.

Stephen Solarz: “True passion to pursue justice.”

Andrew Cuomo: The Lost Interview

11/05/2010

In early September 2002, Andrew Cuomo, struggling to gain traction in a Democratic primary battle against state comptroller H. Carl McCall, visited The Jewish Week for an extensive interview. The interview was set to run alongside one with McCall when, on Sept. 3, Cuomo suddenly dropped out of the race, under pressure from fellow Democrats to avoid splitting the party and to present a united front against Republican George Pataki, who would defeat McCall to win a third term in office. As a result, the below interview was never published.

Candidates In Tight AG Race Spar Over Terrorism

11/01/2010
Assistant Managing Editor

With the threat of new al Qaeda terrorist attacks hanging over the nation, the contenders in New York’s dead-heat race for state attorney general are locking horns on the issue after the NY Post pointed out that Democrat Eric Schneiderman voted against three anti-terror bills in the state S

Anthony Weiner Challenger Claims Race Is Close

10/28/2010
Assistant Managing Editor

Bob Turner, the Republican who wants to unseat Rep. Anthony Weiner, says his poll of 4,702 people in the district, which includes Flatbush and Park Slope in Brooklyn and Forest Hills, the Rockaways and other areas in Queens, shows less than a five-point difference between the two, 52.3 for the six-term congressman to 47.7 for the upstart, when the numbers are weighted to reflect actual party registration in the 9th District.

Paladino Asked About ‘Backdoor Deals With The Orthodox’

10/25/2010
Assistant Managing Editor

A host of Fox TV’s “Good Day New York” Monday morning asked Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino if he was “making any backdoor deals with the Orthodox to stay alive.”

Rosanna Scotto noted the candidate’s campaigning this week in Williamsburg and a previous appearance there on October 11th that caused a controversy over gay rights.

GOP gubernatorial nominee Carl Paladino

Interview with Dan Donovan

 Adam Dickter interviews the GOP Attorney General candidate

 Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan discusses his campaign for New York Attorney General on the Republican ballot, Carl Paladino, Wall Street, school vouchers, Orthodox concerns, legislators' earmarks and more during a visit to The Jewish Week on Oct. 18, 2010.

Hikind Backs Republican In Staten Island House Race

10/20/2010
Assistant Managing Editor

Assemblyman Dov Hikind, a Democrat who has made no secret of his desire to see the Republicans retake Congress, endorsed Staten Island GOP challenger Michael Grimm on Wednesday.

Hikind said the decision had nothing to do with the “Jewish list” controversy last spring when Democrat incumbent Michael McMahon fired a spokeswoman who spoke in an interview about “Jewish money” collected by Grimm.

“He apologized for that,” Hikind said. “It was cleared up.”

Jewish Candidate For Governor Sees An Opportunity

10/12/2010
Assistant Managing Editor

In his words, he hasn't bumped his head and awakened with the idea that he's actually going to be the next governor.

But as the Republican and Conservative Party candidate, Carl Paladino seems to be alienating mainstream voters, and even a few on the conservative right, with his strong anti-gay rhetoric, Warren Redlich sees an opportunity.

Carl Paladino's creative Jewish strategy

Apparently Carl Paladino, the Republican/Tea Party candidate for governor of New York, has a Jewish strategy: find the fringiest elements of the Jewish community, take positions that a majority of Jews will find offensive, and then sit back and wait for the Jewish votes to come your way.

What a concept.

'White Supremacist' Candidate Sues For Defamation

10/06/2010
Assistant Managing Editor

Jim Russell, the Westchester Republican candidate challenging Rep. Nita Lowey, has filed suit against several journalists, state Republican leaders and an official of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, claiming he was falsely characterized as a bigot.

The state Republican party withdrew its support for Russell last month after an essay Russell wrote in 2001 in the Occidental Journal, with controversial views about countering Jewish influence on Christianity and establishing "ethnic boundaries for socialization and marriage," was published by the Politico website.

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