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March 5, 2019

It’s time for the best part of any campaign - thinking about all the amazing things everyone did and giving thanks for the incredible effort put in!

October 11, 2018

Monday, October 1 was the 2018 Re-Organizing meeting of the State Democratic Party - and it was a travesty.

After every election of Committee members, the political Parties are required to meet within 20 days to “Re-organize”. That is, elect new Committee leadership and...

September 12, 2018

This is an excerpt from my regular, weekly email. You can read the whole thing here.

In case you hadn’t heard, the NY State Primaries are Thursday. Not for Congress - that was in June, but for State Assembly, State Senate, Comptroller, Attorney General and Governor.


June 28, 2018

Why am I telling you this? No machine is stronger than the people. No detached incumbent can stop someone who truly cares about their district and the people in it. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s election has renewed my faith in power of grassroots organizing and political...

June 26, 2018

It's Congressional Primary Day! Please go vote! Find your polling location. 

Remember when you were all jealous of California? Now it's your shot. On this happiest of occasions, two things:

1. We still have TWO more elections this year. Local Primaries (Sept 13) and Mid...

June 21, 2018

**These newsletters have lots of links to sources. Unfortunately the web service I use strips them out. For the version with links, please go here.**

Hey everyone,

As unending as the flow of news is these days, this week was a big one. For the first time, we’ve seen Trum...

May 31, 2018

Every four years, when there are Statewide races, the New York State Democratic Party holds its nominating convention. In addition to regular business of the Committee, including passing resolutions and hearing from the Party leadership, the Conventions are where the P...

November 4, 2017


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Election day is THIS TUESDAY. With critical...

November 4, 2017

You may have heard that Cy Vance, the Manhattan District Attorney, has been in some hot water lately. Vance was apparently  involved in two, separate, controversial cases - one involving Donald Trump’s lawyer Marc Kasowitz and the other Harvey Weinstein.

Let’s start wit...

October 6, 2017

 By popular demand, a Real Politics: The TV Show on the State Committee Meeting

If you're interested in my play-by-play take, I live tweeted the meeting. However, I don’t think my tweets adequately capture the level of disappointment I had in our Party leadership.



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