Friday, January 15, 2016

AG Gianaris?

From Capital New York:

Laying the groundwork for a possible run for attorney general, State Sen. Mike Gianaris has reactivated a long-dormant campaign account and begun raising funds for a statewide campaign in 2018.

Gianaris, a Queens legislator who leads the Democrats' efforts on the chamber floor and chairs their campaign committee, told POLITICO he would seek re-election to his seat in 2016 and remained committed to helping Democrats win the chamber majority.

“My priority continues to be my commitment to bring a lasting Democratic majority to the state Senate, and that is where my focus lies. But it's always good to be prepared for the future,” he said during a brief interview.

Gianaris said campaign finance disclosures set to be filed on Friday would show he has raised $315,000 in the statewide account, New Yorkers for Gianaris, that had its roots in his abortive run for attorney general in 2006, when Eliot Spitzer vacated the office to run (successfully) for governor. Spitzer was succeeded that year by Andrew Cuomo. Gianaris said his account will have between $1.7 million and $1.8 million on hand.


Anonymous said...

Astoria would certainly like to boot him some where - sure, make him everyone's problem.

Anonymous said...

All the Grieks left Asdoria for Whitestone, so can't vote for him

Anonymous said...

"All the Grieks left Asdoria for Whitestone, so can't vote for him"

Spell much?

Anonymous said...

So this is what you get for harvesting money for the machine because the you have lots of time on your hands cause the sheeple in your district have no idea that you are actually supposed to spend your time doing something useful... for them.

A few carefully staged pointless photo ops with you looking into the distance, jaws clenched statesman like, and the typical BIG PHOTO spread on the front page of the Gazette for the childlike voters so they know who you are right up there with Big Bird and other celebrities in their lives...

Gee, I wish I could be a politician in Astoria. With this nitwit and the 'Jolly Judge' and Vallone's lap dog 'Costa the Nostra' these are undoubtedly the best governed people in the city.

Anonymous said...

Yeah....let's complete the roster of crooks that hide out way up in Albany!