Some blowback at Ed Cox for talking down the possibility of Governor Flanagan: “… State Republican Chairman Ed Cox’s quick dismissal of talk that state Senate GOP Majority Leader John Flanagan might run for governor in 2018 left some in his party “stunned” and “frustrated.” … Patrick McCarthy, a former state party executive director, was […]

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Some rumor-mongering from Newsday: “Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan, a Long Islander who has clashed with Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in recent weeks, is considering a Republican run for governor in 2018, according to three Republicans who spoke to Flanagan about the bid. “Yes, I’ve heard him say that,” one Republican said. “I think a […]

Outgoing Congressman Richard Hanna is floating the idea of a ’18 gubernatorial bid: “U.S. Rep. Richard Hanna said today he will consider running for governor of New York in 2018, responding to the encouragement of at least a dozen top Republicans from across the state who approached him with the idea … Hanna declined to […]


In the past the Hudson Valley hosted a number of good gun shows.  For a variety of reasons, over the years, the quality went down and shows became fewer and farther between. One of the better ones was the Westchester show at the County Center.  Andy Spano banned them from there when he was County […]

Some thoughts on this: One of two things must happen: either Cuomo challenges de Blasio in 2017 or de Blasio runs against Cuomo in 2018. #popcorn — Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) December 16, 2016 Whether backed by Gov. Cuomo or not, Democrats are already lining up to primary challenge de Blasio next year so that’s going […]


With the latest polls showing Hillary crushing The Donald in New York, both Republicans and Governor Cuomo are worried about the fallout. First is Senator Jack Martins: “Republican Jack Martins, running for Congress in a battleground Long Island district, is among the Republicans this year who are not endorsing Donald Trump, but still voting for […]

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Congressman Chris Gibson has decided against a 2018 run for Governor. That leaves Weschester County Executive Rob Astorino as the strongest likely challenger for Governor Cuomo in ’18.  Each candidate had their owns strengths: Gibson being a somewhat “moderate” Republican and Astorino being better known in the NYC metro area.  It is good that he […]

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