Which was the most fevered lunge for self-promotion? Vote at newsday.com/
1.Bill Samuels running as a long shot for the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor.
2. Businessman Myers Mermel running as a long shot for the Republican nomination for governor.
3. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver pushing a tax hike targeting those who earn $1 million or more a year.
"winner": Disgraced Staten Island ex-Rep. Vito Fossella having mulled a comeback.