Posts Tagged ‘Thomas Golisano’

13th November
2006

First Published in The New York Sun, November 13, 2006

By Andrew Wolf

The election news may not be all so dark for those on the right in the Empire State. Buried in the ruins of the statewide Democratic juggernaut — including the loss of three Republican congressional seats, slippage in the state Senate, and the general collapse of the Republicans’ party structure — is a possible nugget of good news.

It appears that the Conservative Party has narrowly beaten out the Working Families Party to keep Line D on the state ballot for the next four years. (more…)

22nd September
2006

First Published in The New York Sun, September 22, 2006

By Andrew Wolf

All elections have two sets of results. First there are the numerical winners and losers, the actual people who win and lose the seats in contention.

But beyond the statistical winners are those who win influence for themselves and their ideas by backing the right horse in the just completed race. By that measure, the most interesting results come from Brooklyn’s hotly contested 11th Congressional District where Rep. Major Owens is retiring after 24 years. Open seats are rare occurrences, as incumbents in these carefully gerrymandered districts usually only leave in chains or in boxes. (more…)