Spin Cycle

News, views and commentary on Long Island, state and national politics.

One of the first things downstaters learned last year about Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Democrat, was that she once was an intern for Sen. Alfonse D'Amato, Republican.

Now Republican Greg Edwards, the Chautauqua executive, is running for lieutenant governor. He was an intern decades ago for Rep. Stan Lundine, Democrat -- who later became lieutenant governor in the Cuomo administration.