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Peter Kauffmann founded Bluejacket Strategies nearly a decade ago, after five years serving in the Navy and holding key communications roles for then-Gov. Andrew Cuomo and then-U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. As vice chair of VoteVets, Kauffmann is now a frequent columnist and contributor on national security issues. This election cycle, VoteVets was one of the top outside spenders on the Democratic side, playing a role in every U.S. Senate swing race and key front-line House races. In New York, VoteVets was the only Democratic outside group in Rep. Pat Ryan’s special election win.
In April, Bluejacket’s principal, Peter Kauffmann, was asked to serve as senior adviser on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s COVID-19 task force. In that capacity, he managed day-to-day operations at City Hall during the height of the pandemic. Kauffmann, a former Navy intelligence officer, is vice chair of VoteVets and a frequent commentator on national security issues, on cable news and in print. Bluejacket went 3-0 on Albany legislative campaigns in 2020, with three big wins: expansion of prevailing wage (Blue Collar Coalition), legalizing surrogacy/Child-Parent Security Act (Family Equality Council) and the Elevator Safety Act (elevator mechanics union).
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In April, Bluejacket’s principal, Peter Kauffmann, was asked to serve as senior adviser on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s COVID-19 Task Force. In that capacity, he managed day-to-day operations at City Hall during the height of the pandemic. Kauffmann, a former Navy intelligence officer, is vice chair of VoteVets and a frequent commentator on national security issues, on cable news and in print.
Schools are racing to make plans for the academic year even as Covid-19 cases surge in the U.S. WSJ’s Daniela Hernandez explores how kids are affected by the virus and if it’s possible to reopen schools safely.
Mayor de Blasio today announced that Peter Kauffmann, a U.S. Navy veteran and founder of Bluejacket Strategies, will join City Hall as a senior advisor to the city’s growing COVID-19 response team. Kauffmann will manage day-to-day operations at City Hall for the duration of this crisis.
“Preseason is over,” Kauffmann said. “The Democratic race got real tonight, and these candidates started to realize that only one of them is leaving Iowa with a W.”
Having only six candidates on stage means: “They have the time to make their points in a way that they haven’t before.”
The debate “definitely was more combative than it has been” and part of that was “the moderators really trying to go out of their way to draw confrontation.”
When Andy Cohen welcomed his son, Benjamin Allen Cohen, in February via surrogate, he opened up about why he had to leave NYC and head to California where he “worked with an organization that helps you find the egg donor and the surrogate, and you kind of package the whole process,” as he told PEOPLE at the time.
Jukay Hsu is an enthusiastic Amazon backer. He wanted the company to build a big new campus in New York and participated in wooing it. He met with Amazon executives and appeared in a video pitch, and his tech-training program for disadvantaged New Yorkers was cited in the city’s written proposal to the company.
But Mr. Hsu said he also understood the local resistance to Amazon, and why it had won out.