October 31, 2010 |
With polls showing him substantially ahead of his Republican opponent, New York gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo has decided not to release his full tax return despite having told reporters that he would. Cuomo, the state’s attorney general, who has fought political corruption and has called for more openness in government, released a summary of his taxes but decided not to release the full tax return before Tuesday’s election. The campaign said there was no need to release the return since Republican candidate Carl Paladino hadn’t.
October 30, 2010 |
This Rust Belt city understood the pain of recession long before the rest of the nation, when the factories started closing and few opportunities arrived in their place. The area helped send Barack Obama to the White House, hearing his message of hope and change. But fears of government overreach soon crowded that out.On the radio, a local car dealership tries to move Fords by advertising as "the guys that didn't take the bailout. " This political season, voters have faced the lingering economic morass, an endless loop of attack ads and, at the top of the state's ticket, a governor's race that features mad-as-hell "tea party" candidate Carl Paladino.
October 23, 2010
Apparently tired of merely ducking reporters, some high-profile candidates have started lashing out at them. But if recent verbal and physical assaults on journalists are disturbing, the behavior appears to be representative of an even more disturbing political strategy. When the editor of an online news site approached Alaska Republican senatorial candidate Joe Miller on Sunday to ask questions during a town hall meeting, he was handcuffed, detained and accused of trespassing by Miller's private security detail.
October 13, 2010 |
On the spectrum of political mistakes, being photographed in a Nazi uniform may top the list. That's the error that threatens to engulf the upstart campaign of Ohio Republican House candidate Rich Iott, whose past participation in a World War II reenactment group was reported Friday by the Atlantic , complete with photos of a grinning Iott dressed as a member of a German SS division. Iott is not the only insurgent candidate trying to clamber back onto safe ground: In New York, Republican gubernatorial nominee Carl Paladino insisted he is not anti-gay after telling an Orthodox Jewish congregation that children should not be "brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality is an equally valid and successful option.
October 12, 2010 |
This was Carl Paladino's kind of parade. Marching bands. Italian and American flags. Not a bikini-clad, gyrating gay guy in sight. Not that he has anything against gays, Paladino, New York's Republican gubernatorial candidate, said Monday for the umpteenth time as he struggled to smooth over comments he had made a day earlier. "I unequivocally support gay rights. Unequivocally," said Paladino, clutching an American flag and marching up Fifth Avenue in New York's annual Columbus Day Parade.
October 5, 2010 |
In the evolving expectations game for Democrats, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell offered an intriguing metric by which to judge success for the party in gubernatorial races this fall. "We think we could end up in a place where, after the election, Democratic governors represent more electoral votes than we do today, and we could have more people with a Democratic governor," Markell, chair of the Democratic Governors Assn., said during a Q-and-A with reporters in Washington on Tuesday morning.