Friday, January 29, 2016

Kaminsky Plans ‘Special Announcement’ For Sunday

Democratic Assemblyman Todd Kaminsky on Sunday will hold a “special announcement” as he gears up for a run for the state Senate formerly held by ousted ex-Majority Leader Dean Skelos. 

The event will be held at East Elementary School in Long Beach at 2:30, according to the invitation obtained on Thursday by Capital Tonight. 

Kaminsky has already formed a campaign committee to run for Senate seat vacated by Skelos, a Republican who was convicted last month of aiding the business interests of his son Adam Skelos through official actions. 

Kaminsky is a former federal prosecutor who was elected to the Assembly in 2014. His candidacy has been stoked by state and local Democrats who are eager to win a Senate seat on Long Island, which is currently represented by all GOP lawmakers. 

A Kaminsky victory would also aid the Democratic conference in their efforts to gain full control of the Senate this year. 

Despite raising funds for a Senate run, Kaminsky for now has refrained from publicly commenting about running for the Nassau County district in what is expected to be a special election. 

At the moment, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has not called a special election for vacant Senate seat, or several open Assembly districts in New York City, including the one that was held by Speaker Sheldon Silver. 

Silver, the long time Assembly speaker, was convicted in November of fraud and bribery. 

The city Board of Elections has acknowledged they may not be able to handle a presidential primary on April 19 in addition to a special election for the Assembly districts.

http://www.nystateofpolitics.com/2016/01/kaminsky-plans-special-announcement-for-sunday/

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