Tag Archives: Tom Golisano

New York Daily News Says Thomas Golisano is a Major Backer of the National Popular Vote Plan

Ballot Access News:

According to this story in the New York Daily News, Thomas Golisano is one of the major financial backers of the movement to pass the National Popular Vote Plan bills. Golisano was the Independence Party’s gubernatorial candidate in New York in 1994, 1998, and 2002. Each time he ran, he received a larger share of the vote.… Read more ...

Hawkins calls on Cuomo to come clean, drop Independence Party line

From New York Green Party gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins:

Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for Governor, called today upon his Democratic opponent, Andrew Cuomo, to reject the Independence Party line following several new scandals involving payments by billionaire NYC Mayor Bloomberg and a loan to the wife of the state party chairperson by a NYC candidate.… Read more ...

Where in the World Is Tom Golisano?

From the News Albany Bureau:

Has Golisano, the Rochester billionaire who moved to Florida a year ago, lost interest in New York politics?

That’s the question being asked around the state by candidates who have come to rely on his money — as well as those fearful that he would open his wallet to their opponents.

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Tom Golisano, independent activist from NY, to run for Senate in Florida?

Tom Golisano ran for Governor with “The Independence Party” in New York, which is a party that claims to be neither left nor right.  Golisano is also perceived as being “independent”, because his recent support has alternated between Democrats and Republicans. Golisano recently announced that he moved to Florida to avoid high taxes in New York.… Read more ...

Coup in NY State Senate: Rumors that Tom Golisano is behind it

Below are excerpts from Elizabeth Benjamin’s coverage and commentary posted on her Daily Politics blog over at the Daily News.

Smith: I’m Still Leader, Monserrate: I’m Still A Democrat
June 8, 2009

Sen. Malcolm Smith’s office just issued a press release deeming today’s takeover by the Senate Republicans that appears to have dumped him from his leadership post “illegal” and insisting that he’s still in control.

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Laureen Oliver honored by Independence Party

Laureen Oliver helped to found the New York Independence Party, and was recently honored at one of the party’s events last week.

Laureen Oliver, who helped found the state’s Independence Party and was its first chair, was honored by the party last week and unanimously named its first chairman emeritus.

“Be it resolved that Independence Party of New York recognizes Chairman Oliver’s great work on the party’s behalf,” the one-page resolution states.

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Billionaires team up to “revamp” the New York Independence Party

Tom Golisano is a billionaire businessman from upstate New York who helped found the Independence Party of New York. Michael Bloomberg is a registered independent in the State of New York, a billionaire businessman, and the mayor of New York City. What do these two titans of industry have in common?… Read more ...

Republicans raising money for third party?

Apparently New York Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno, a Republican, is helping the Independence Party of Monroe County

Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno was in Rochester on Thursday not raising money for Republicans—but for the Monroe County Independence Party.

Among his events, Bruno was wooing the party’s leaders during its annual spring dinner as the GOP seeks to retain control of the state Senate in the November election.

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