Sabbaticals for Pols?
So, heres a cute wrinkle to term limits that few have thought of all the local Councilmembers wholl be swept out of office in 2001 can run again after sitting out just two years.
So, for the members of the Council who are
Heres a hypothetical scenario:
popular West Side Councilmem-ber Ronnie Eldridge (wife of iconoclastic columnist Jimmy
Breslin) could take a position in a Mark Green or Alan Hevesi
administration in 2001 while some neophyte takes her place. Then two years later in 2003,
after shes tired of City government, Eldridge could run and
Ron Lauder, mister term limits, where are you?
When the First lady arrived at Douglas
Griffin Elementary School in Chappaqua on Tuesday at
Theres more evidence that
Hillarys getting into
Not that shes going to drive, but
And the big question is: since Bill is still registered to vote in Arkansas, when is he switching his registration so he can pull the lever for Hillary in November?
Another one bites the dust.
What once appeared to be a crowded field of Dems hoping to vie for the Mayoral nomination in 2001 is slowly winnowing down. First, NY Historical Society head Betsy Gotbaum, who made noise about running for Gracie, recently formed a committee in her probable bid for Public Advocate.
Then, Brooklyn Councilman Ken Fisher decided hed rather set his sights lower and is gunning to succeed term-limited Howard Golden as Brooklyn Beep.
Now, Fran Reiter, who served as Rudy Giulianis campaign manager, Dep Mayor and then had a brief stint as head of the NY Convention and Visitors Bureau, has tossed her hat out of the ring. The former Liberal Party honcho cited lack of green cash, not Mark as her reason for withdrawing from the race.
As of Januarys Campaign Finance filings, Reiter had $260,000, a fraction of what other candidates have banked so far. Comptroller Alan Hevesi with about $3.5 mil, is considered by many as the frontrunner (if Mark Green, with $2 mil in the bank, is not running as an incumbent). Other contenders include Peter Vallone and Freddy Ferrer with about $2 million each.
"As someone looking to put together an independent candidacy and not sitting in office right now, that makes money raising extremely difficult," Reiter said.
Does that mean youre on the campaign finance reform bandwagon now, Fran?
Rudy's Peachtree Strategy
If anyone tells you Rudy Giuliani is only considering running for US Senate, dont believe it he is off and running. And if he criticizes Hillary Clinton for taking money from out of state supporters, dont buy it.
He is, too.
NYConfidential has learned Rudy has lately targeted Georgia GOP members by mail. A resident of former House Speaker Newt Gingrichs suburban Atlanta district tells NYConfidential he has so far received two fundraising letters from Rudy. One letter states that Rudys the only one standing between Mrs. Clinton and the U.S. Senate. The source relates, "If I contribute to his campaign, I can become a member of the Friends of Rudy Club and can be invited to an event near Kennesaw, GA when he comes down here."
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