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Mayoral Race

Chicago Mayor's Race: Transcripts From Emanuel's and Garcia's Speeches

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 06.08.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

After it became clear that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel had enough votes to declare victory over his challenger, Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, in the city's runoff election April 7, both candidates took to the podium to address their supporters and wrap up each of their campaigns.

Chicago's Mayoral Race

Tio Hardiman | Posted 03.13.2015 | Chicago
Tio Hardiman

Chicago's upcoming Mayoral Race could be up for grabs with four strong contenders looking to unseat Mayor Rahm Emanuel this February. We have Dr. Willie Wilson, William "Dock" Walls, Alderman Bob Fioretti, and Cook County Commissioner Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia.

Mayoral Candidate Casts Himself As Character In Wes Anderson-Style Political Ad

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

Might as well call him the Fantastic Mr. Smiley. Brett Smiley, a Democrat hoping to become mayor of Providence, Rhode Island, unveiled his first t...

Public Urination -- It's Baaack!

Samantha Marshall | Posted 11.13.2013 | New York
Samantha Marshall

In recent months, I've witnessed men peeing against storefront walls in the middle of 42nd Street, at Spring and Seventh, and Eighth Avenue in Chelsea.

Anthony Weiner Says Goodbye

Jeff Danziger | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


San Diego Mayoral Race Now Wide Open

Reuters | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics

By Ned Randolph SAN DIEGO, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Two politicians viewed as potential front-runners to replace disgraced former San Diego ...

Educating the Youngest New Yorkers: It's Political and Personal

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. | Posted 10.14.2013 | New York
Judith Greenberg, Ph.D.

I would love to see a woman mayor. I would love to see a lesbian mayor. That said, I think a candidate's agenda and history -- voting record, actions taken, plans for future governance -- trump identity politics.

Key Weiner Aide Trashes 'Slutbag' Former Campaign Intern

Talking Points Memo | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics

Tuesday was an angry day in Weinerland....

Eric Garcetti: Mayoral Candidate And DJ?

The Informer | Posted 08.09.2011 | Los Angeles

Eric Garcetti knows how to spin. The still-undeclared candidate for mayor threw down some tracks yesterday during a guest DJ set at KCRW's Morning Bec...

Terri Olian for Mayor of Highland Park

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Miles J. Zaremski

Though Chicago's race for mayor is attracting quite a draw for a variety of reasons, including the presence of former White House Chief of Staff Rahm ...

How Many Polls Does It Take to Screw Up an Election?

Jarrett Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jarrett Murphy

Eighty-million dollars or more can win a mayoral race, apparently, but it can't beat the spread.

Bloomberlusconi Wins in New York!

Tony Hendra | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Tony Hendra

Flouting the law, sneering at democracy, bachelor-at-large Michele Bloomberlusconi triumphed yesterday in his flagrant third-time purchase of the top spot in the supposedly smartest city in the world.

NYC Primary: A Low Turnout Coup?

Jarrett Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jarrett Murphy

BIll Thompson won the Dem nomination, but the real story was elsewhere. In City Council contests, voters delivered the broadest upset to incumbents in recent New York political history.

Colin Powell Endorses Bloomberg. Honest!

Jarrett Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jarrett Murphy

The mayor has praised Colin Powell as a man of ability, integrity and independence. It's been said before, and it will be said again, regardless of what Powell's record actually suggests.

New York's Digitized Dems Can Take Over City Council Sept. 15

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Diane Francis

Obama supporters -- about one million registered Democrats -- can vote in next Tuesday's local primary election, and only a tiny fraction of this number could swing the results.

Mayor Mike's Homeless Hurdle

Jarrett Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jarrett Murphy

The pressure on low-income families has only increased over the past eight years. According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the median contract rent in New York increased from $706 in 2002 to $950 in 2008, an increase of 12 percent after inflation is figured in.

Bloomberg & Thompson's Dropout Duel

Jarrett Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jarrett Murphy

The Bloomberg camp can't blame anyone but itself for politicizing the dropout rate, since graduation statistics have figured prominently in all the Bloomberg ads and mailers to which voters have been subjected so far this year.

The Mayor's Race: Focus on Housing & Development

Our Town | Our Town | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

When it comes to housing and development, New York City often devolves into a war zone. The battle over Yankee Stadium in The Bronx, defeated plans fo...