Just three days after Fred Dicker wrote of concern amongst Cuomo aides over a "secret poll" showing flagging support for the casino amendment, NY Jobs Now has introduced pro-casino ads downstate, at a reported cost of $1 million. (Joseph Spector reports that a quarter of that came from Yonkers Raceway.) How convenient for the governor. He's denied the notion that he's keeping his distance to avoid being tainted should the amendment fail. However, despite Dicker's report that he'd be going "all-out in the coming days," we still haven't heard from him in a substantive way. What a surprise if we don't at all, as long as his minions are doing the dirty work for him.
One theory is that the less the supporters talk, the less the media will cover the issue – including casinos’ potential warts.I hope you won't mind if I point out that that's my theory - I've been writing that here for weeks!
One ad targeting New York City resident begins by noting both candidates for New York City mayor – Democrat Bill de Blasio and Republican Joe Lhota – support the bill. The second ad targets Long Island voters and makes the same pro-casino claim on behalf of Democrat Tom Suozzi and Republican Ed Mangano, who are running against each otJher in the Nassau County executive’s race. [Buffalo News]Here's the NYC ad.
The judge who ruled against [Snyder], an acting Supreme Court justice in Albany, will lose his job next year unless he’s re-appointed by Gov. Cuomo — who many suspect is behind the ballot shenanigans.Now, since we're talking about the NY Post, I did a little fact checking. And indeed, a check of NYCourts.gov, shows that his term expires next year.