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Ariel Edwards-Levy

Polls Confirm There's A Frontrunner In NYC

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two new polls confirm that Public Advocate Bill de Blasio has emerged as a clear frontrunner in the race for mayor of New York City. An...

NYC Mayoral Race No Longer Looking So Close

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics

New York City public advocate Bill de Blasio has pulled further ahead in the New York City mayoral race, coming close to the 40 percent threshold he'd...

Jermaine Spradley

Gentrification Hasn't Been Good To Black Neighborhoods, Candidate Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Jermaine Spradley | Posted 08.22.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- Bill Thompson lamented how gentrification has changed the ethnic makeup of Harlem as he strategized Wednesday how to maximize black voter ...

Thompson: Cops Should Give Tickets For Every Stop And Frisk

Newsday | Posted 10.21.2013 | New York

New York City mayoral contender Bill Thompson Tuesday rolled out his stop-and-frisk reform plan -- including a requirement that each stop be documente...

Michael McLaughlin

De Blasio Is 'Pandering' With Pre-K Tax On The Rich, Dem Critic Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 08.19.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Bill de Blasio's plan to tackle inequality by taxing high-income New Yorkers, a centerpiece of his mayoral campaign, came under attack fro...

New York City's Opportunity to Lead

Ian Bassin | Posted 10.19.2013 | New York
Ian Bassin

This is New York City. We should be at the forefront of progressive change. But for too long, New York has shirked this responsibility.

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Quinn, De Blasio Ahead In NYC Mayoral Primary

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 08.15.2013 | Politics

Another New York City mayoral poll finds momentum for de Blasio (though not first place). The New Republic's Nate Cohn spars with PPP over the chances...

Michelangelo Signorile

Christine Quinn: I Am Proud Of The 'Support Of Tens Of Thousands Of LGBT New Yorkers'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In an interview on Wednesday, New York City mayoral candidate Christine Quinn, who would make history as the city’s first openly gay or lesbian mayo...

New Leader In NYC Mayoral Race

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio leads the Democratic primary field for the city's 2013 mayoral elections, according to a Quinnipiac Unive...

Michael McLaughlin

Stop-And-Frisk Ruling Divides Mayoral Candidates

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 08.13.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Democrats running for mayor of New York City were unanimous in embracing a federal judge's Monday ruling that the police department's stop...

Is Anthony Weiner to Blame for the Media Circus in the New York City Mayoral Race?

Mario Almonte | Posted 10.07.2013 | Media
Mario Almonte

Journalists and bloggers, like giggling, grade-school children, can't seem to contain themselves over the opportunity to make fun of the boy in the mayoral race with a name that sounds like a male body part.

Fluke Gives Big Endorsement

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics

Sandra Fluke, who became a women's rights activist after she was denied the right to speak at a controversial contraception hearing on Capitol Hill an...

Anthony Weiner Gets Skewered By Irate Voter

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

Apparently Sydney Leathers isn't the only person disappointed in New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner. According to PolitickerNY, 35-year...

Michael McLaughlin

NYC Mayoral Candidate Attends Vigil For Slain Woman In The Middle Of The Night

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 08.03.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- It's 3 a.m. Do you know where your candidate for mayor is? Maybe poll leader and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is dreaming abou...

Entertainer And Activist Harry Belafonte Endorses NY Mayoral Candidate

Posted 07.30.2013 | Black Voices

Civil rights activist and singer Harry Belafonte is throwing his support behind New York mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio, according to the Daily New...

Weiner's Poll Numbers Plummet

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

Anthony Weiner has dropped from the front of the pack to fourth place in the Democratic primary for New York City's mayoral race, a poll released Mond...

Thompson: Stop And Frisk Like George Zimmerman

Newsday | Emily Ngo | Posted 09.28.2013 | New York

New York City mayoral candidate Bill Thompson, delivering a speech on race relations for the first time in his campaign, Sunday said he found parallel...

Strange Ties In Thompson's Brooklyn Backyard

WNYC | Posted 07.26.2013 | New York

In late June, Al Sharpton and four citywide candidates—Bill DeBlasio, John Liu, Scott Stringer and Letitia James—led a demonstration in Bill Thomp...

In Praise of Mayoral Underdogs

Tom Allon | Posted 09.09.2013 | New York
Tom Allon

Beware political top dogs. They often end up in the dustbin of history.

Thompson Gets Another Big Endorsement

Newsday | Emily Ngo | Posted 09.09.2013 | New York

The Uniformed Firefighters Association Tuesday rolled a billboard on a flatbed truck to its news conference at a Lower East Side firehouse to show wha...

Thompson Received $$$ From Madoff-Tainted Financier

The New York Daily News | Posted 07.08.2013 | New York

The last time William Thompson ran for mayor, he promised to donate thousands of dollars from his campaign war chest to charity after the Daily News d...

Bill Thompson On CityTime: 'I Wish I Had Done More'

Capital New York | Posted 07.01.2013 | New York

Democratic mayoral candidate and former comptroller Bill Thompson said he and other lawmakers should have been more active in monitoring the CityTime ...

POLL: Mayor's Race Actually In A Three-Way Tie

Newsday | Emily Ngo and Matthew Chayes | Posted 08.27.2013 | New York

Christine Quinn, Anthony Weiner and Bill Thompson are running virtually neck-to-neck-to-neck in the New York City mayoral race, according to a Quinnip...

Will Labor Pains Give Birth to a New Mayor?

Tom Allon | Posted 08.20.2013 | New York
Tom Allon

Why should voters care about who these organizations support? Now, more than ever, the city's fiscal health and tax policies are linked to how the next mayor handles labor negotiations.

Bill Thompson Lands BIG Endorsement

Newsday | Matthew Chayes | Posted 08.19.2013 | New York

The city teachers union on Wednesday endorsed mayoral candidate Bill Thompson, a Democrat and onetime president of the Board of Education, who came cl...