Rand Paul hits the Hamptons
August 13th, 2014
01:29 PM ET
2 months ago

Rand Paul hits the Hamptons

(CNN) – Photos of Sen. Rand Paul in the Hamptons on Saturday raised some questions about the Kentucky Republican, who had previously said he couldn't attend a social conservative event in Iowa over the weekend because he had a "family commitment."

As it turns out, the likely presidential candidate was photographed in East Hampton at a fundraiser for a public library.

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Filed under: 2016 • New York • Rand Paul
Cuomo gets new lawyer as controversy swirls
August 1st, 2014
01:57 PM ET
3 months ago

Cuomo gets new lawyer as controversy swirls

(CNN) – New York State politics have never been the cleanest but it seems things are getting a bit murkier in Albany.

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has retained new counsel to the Executive Chamber, CNN confirmed Friday.

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Filed under: 2014 • Andrew Cuomo • New York
Cuomo pushes back against report of tampering in corruption investigation
July 28th, 2014
05:02 PM ET
3 months ago

Cuomo pushes back against report of tampering in corruption investigation

Updated 5:21 p.m. ET, 7/31/2014

(CNN) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo defended the work of a commission designed to quell corruption in New York state politics against a report that his office interfered with the panel's investigation.

"By definition the commission took advice and opinion from many, many people," Cuomo said Monday in response to questions about a top aide's communication with the Moreland Commission, a group appointed last year by the Democratic governor.

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Filed under: Andrew Cuomo • New York
First on CNN: RGA urged Astorino to avoid meeting after Christie clash
July 24th, 2014
11:46 AM ET
3 months ago

First on CNN: RGA urged Astorino to avoid meeting after Christie clash

Washington (CNN) — Rob Astorino, New York’s GOP candidate for governor, was urged not to attend a Republican Governors Association meeting in Aspen this week after publicly clashing with the group’s chairman, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, over support for his underdog campaign, which Christie called “a lost cause.”

Astorino rebuffed the request — which was made by an unidentified RGA staffer who said the group wanted to “avoid conflict” at the meeting — and went ahead with an overnight trip to the St. Regis Hotel in Aspen to meet with donors and other governors, GOP sources familiar with incident told CNN.

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Filed under: 2014 • Chris Christie • New York • RGA
Republican candidate: Maybe Christie should step down from RGA
July 22nd, 2014
01:18 PM ET
3 months ago

Republican candidate: Maybe Christie should step down from RGA

(CNN) – Blame it on the bridge.

Rob Astorino, the Republican gubernatorial candidate in New York, suggested Tuesday that Gov. Chris Christie's decision not to support Astorino in his longshot race against incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo may have something to do with the George Washington Bridge scandal.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • New York • RGA
Poll: Cuomo with 37 point lead
July 21st, 2014
08:33 AM ET
3 months ago

Poll: Cuomo with 37 point lead

(CNN) - You don't see poll numbers like this very often.

With three and a half months until Election Day, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York has a 37-percentage point lead over his GOP opponent, according to a new Siena College survey.

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Filed under: 2014 • Andrew Cuomo • New York
Cuomo book to get first run with 200k copies
July 10th, 2014
03:13 PM ET
4 months ago

Cuomo book to get first run with 200k copies

(CNN) - Harper Collins is banking on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to bring in the dough as a popular author.

The Democratic governor's memoir "All Things Possible: Success and Setbacks in Politics and Life," will have an initial printing of 200,000 copies, the publishing company confirmed to CNN Thursday.

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Filed under: 2014 • Andrew Cuomo • New York
Bloomberg gun group gives candidates litmus test
July 6th, 2014
11:41 PM ET
4 months ago

Bloomberg gun group gives candidates litmus test

Updated 2:23 p.m. ET, 7/7/2014

Washington (CNN) – The group formed by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is trying to pressure political candidates to come out publicly in support of some gun control measures.

Everytown for Gun Safety on Monday released a questionnaire it’s sending to candidates as it decides which ones to support in this year's midterm elections.

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Filed under: Gun control • Gun rights • Michael Bloomberg • New York • NRA • Political
Rangel primary opponent concedes
June 26th, 2014
03:35 PM ET
4 months ago

Rangel primary opponent concedes

(CNN) - Two days after primary day, it's finally all over in the bitter battle between longtime Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel of New York and his main primary challenger.

State Sen. Adriano Espaillat conceded Thursday to Rangel in the Democratic primary for the state's 13th Congressional District.

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Filed under: Charlie Rangel • New York
June 25th, 2014
06:10 PM ET
4 months ago

Charlie Rangel on slim victory: My opponent was more popular than I thought

(CNN) – Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-New York, who was first elected in 1971, claimed victory in what he says is his last race, looking like he'll survive a second straight narrow victory against the same opponent he faced two years ago when he barely kept his political career alive.

Rangel blamed the changing district for his slim margins of victory.

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Filed under: 2014 • Charlie Rangel • New York
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