Tag Archives: Lieutenant Governor

Paladino-Ognibene

7 Jun

Carl Paladino has selected Queens Republican and former New York City Council Minority Leader Tom Ognibene to be his pick for Lieutenant Governor.

This news ought to be read in conjunction with this related post I did the other day concerning a recent Paladino hire. Notably, downstate Republican site Urban Elephants called Paladino’s alliance with Ognibene a “faux pas”.

Duffy: LG Pick

27 May

At the New York State Democratic Committee’s convention, Rochester mayor Robert Duffy today accepted the nomination as Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor.

Pledging to “stand up for all New Yorkers” and to “put the people first”, Duffy expressed thanks to Andrew Cuomo for selecting him as his running mate, and struck a tone of not just help and growth for upstate communities, but touted the fact that the Cuomo/Duffy campaign has put forth a remarkably specific plan for change and reform.

Pledging to institute fair redistricting and to restore integrity and ethics to a partisan failure that is Albany, Duffy remarked that the state government must learn to “live within [its] means.”

Duffy’s speech was, overall, a rather typical upstate politician’s list of gripes and proposals, pledging to change the state through Cuomo’s “New New York Agenda”, which Duffy is “ready to join”.

Finally, perhaps channeling resentment over the last elected governor of the state of New York, Duffy stated that New York does not “back down” from a “challenge”, and that “we will not let you down.”