At the Rye Town Hilton, some sights and sounds as the Democrats convene:
Kathleen Rice's supporters were handing out rice-krispie treats to those arriving. But it seems all the AG candidates will get a gift -- 25 percent support to put them on the ballot for the September primary. The AG candidate Richard Brodsky's backers are saying "welcome to Westchester" from where he hails.
Signs all over the hotel proclaim, "New Democrat." Probably fits with the "new New York" but does it mean anything more than "change"?
Gail Goode, underdog lawyer for the Senate, is greeting convention-goers and we hear she could force a full roll-call vote when the name Kirsten Gillibrand comes up for nomination tomorrow. A supporter calls her "tough as nails and very stylish," and says she's got a great personal story as a former ADA, etc.
Sean Coffey, running for AG, says he never considered a run for comptroller despite news reports that suggested governor-nominee-in-waiting Andrew Cuomo would have preferred that.