Ballot line concern from NY1: “The Conservative Party has until tomorrow [Tuesday, September 28] to decide whether to endorse Paladino. The party needs a candidate who can get 50,000 votes in the November elections in order for the party to remain viable…”
[Note: A Story at Capital Tonightseems to contradict the Tuesday deadline, by suggesting that the NY Conservative Party will have a statewide convention to determine who to put on the ballot line on Wednesday.]
Good article with quotes from Lazio’s exit speech, and his comments on NY politics and the Conservative Party at Capitol Confidential blog: here.
For Rick Lazio, the losing candidate in the Republican Primary to take on Andrew Cuomo for Governor of New York, it was a sombre scene. For those who follow third party politics, it was a bit more interesting. The Albany Times-Union reports:
After Paladino’s Buffalo victory speech, Rick Lazio came out and gave a quick concession speech: “We wish we had a different outcome but we’re proud of the quality and character of this campaign,” he said.
“I’m not a fan of Lazio and of course I’ll vote for myself and the Libertarian ticket in November, but Carl Paladino would be a disgrace to the Republican Party. His boorish extremism would help the Democrats in a number of close races, especially in the State Senate,” said Redlich, who’s a member of the Guilderland Town Board.
…Carl Paladino is raising the stakes by going back on an earlier promise to stand down from his newly-created Taxpayers Party line should he lose the GOP nod to Rick Lazio. Paladino now says that he will campaign actively as the Taxpayers candidate if Lazio wins the Republican primary.
(excerpt from) Albany Times Union on-line Rebels with causes use ideas to fuel bids
By Jimmy Vielkind / Friday, September 10, 2010
(As the story notes, for the third party candidates featured below, “There’s one hurdle left: The State Board of Elections meets next Thursday [September 16, 2010] — two days after the state primaries — to vote on the candidates for the general election ballot.”)
ALBANY — New York voters will have a choice this fall among several candidates for governor: one pushing to legalize marijuana and decriminalize prostitution; one advocating higher taxes on the rich to fund government jobs building “green roofs”; and another who wants to cap public employee salaries at $100,000.
According to Quinnipiac polling, “Former Congressman Rick Lazio leads businessman Carl Paladino 47 – 35 percent among New York State Republican likely primary voters in the race for Governor, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. But 18 percent of Republican voters remain undecided and 49 percent of those who do name a candidate say they might change their mind before the September 14 primary.… Read more ...
Correct website for Green Party of New York State is www.gpny.org
Howie Hawkins tells us about the 1st amendment of the Constitution. Freedom of religion is the cornerstone to what our forefathers envisioned as a free society. With all the troubles of the working class in New York, these rightwing politicians only want to talk about “the 911 Mosque”.… Read more ...
The Conservative Party of New York is one of the most powerful state-level third parties in the nation. This year three candidates are simultaneously running for both the GOP nomination and the Conservative Party nomination for Governor of New York. Those candidates are Steve Levy, Carl Paladino, and Rick Lazio. However, Lazio has the endorsement of the convention and of the state chairman.… Read more ...
On April 5th Carl Paladino, New York Millionaire and Real Estate mogul, declared his candidacy for Governor of New York. He has pledged to spend up to $10 million of his own money on the race and is considered a favorite of conservative tea party activists. His campaign website says of his party affiliations and aspirations:
Carl is seeking the Republican and Conservative Party endorsements in this race, but he is not the candidate of political bosses.
The New York gubernatorial race is getting more interesting on the right. As expected, Conservative party leaders endorsed Rick Lazio this weekend, but their verdict doesn’t guarantee him Row D this November. He doesn’t become the party’s official nominee until its convention takes place in June.