Wednesday, 1 October 2014
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Mar 19 2012 | 11:07am ET
The Republican nominee for a New York U.S. Senate seat will be decided in a June primary—but it will not be hedge fund manager Joseph Carvin.
Carvin, of Altima Partners, withdrew from the race on Friday, just weeks after throwing his hat into the ring. While Carvin said he was "100% confident" that he would have made the June 26 primary ballot, he was satisfied with the three other candidates for the G.O.P. nod to take on Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) in November.
"My number one goal in entering the race was to ensure that the Republican Party had a nominee capable of defeating Ms. Gillibrand in November," Carvin, who is supervisor of the Town of Rye, said. "But I believe any of the candidates in this race can beat her."
Whether his optimism is misplaced remains to be seen. Gillibrand has enjoyed a strong lead in polls, and no Republican has won statewide office in New York in almost 10 years.
Carvin's exit follows the decision of Rep. Bob Turner (R-N.Y.) to enter the race. Turner, who last year won a surprising special election to fill a Congressional seat from Brooklyn and Queens, will seek the promotion after it became clear that his House seat would not survive redistricting.
In addition to Turner, George Maragos, Nassau County comptroller, and Manhattan lawyer Wendy Long are seeking the Republican nomination.
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitish of Peddie School's endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
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