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New York Mayoral Election

Official Skewers Walmart's Lobbying

The Huffington Post | Alice Hines | Posted 05.04.2012 | Business

In the latest effort by politicians to exact retribution from Walmart for allegedly bribing officials in Mexico, New York City's public advocate, Bill...

Is Frakenstein Alive?

Len Levitt | Posted 06.30.2012 | New York
Len Levitt

By lavishing virtually limitless power and unlimited praise on Ray Kelly, has Bloomberg created a Frankenstein, whose loyalty is no longer to his boss but to his himself and own ambitions?

More Scandal: John Liu Campaign Treasurer Arrested For Fraud

Posted 02.28.2012 | New York

Embattled comptroller John Liu received another blow in his ongoing fundraising scandal with Tuesday's arrest of his campaign treasurer Jia "Jenny" Ho...

For New York Mayor: How About a Campaign of Ideas?

Tom Allon | Posted 04.28.2012 | New York
Tom Allon

As a New York voter and as a candidate for mayor I don't know whether to laugh or cry at how the so-called "frontrunners" for mayor are competing with each other to see who can best spend our taxpayer dollars outside of New York City.

Thompson To Challenge Gillibrand For Senate Seat? | Elizabeth Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Bill Thompson is a man in demand. After his closer-than-expected loss to Mayor Bloomberg, Thompson's name is being floated as a potential candidate...

Top 10 Reasons Not to Vote for Michael Bloomberg

Sam Leff | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Sam Leff

This country was born of a revolution that overthrew the rule of royalty. Why should it be ruled by pseudo royals like Bloomberg who have no respect for truth or justice?

An Open Letter to Mayor Moneybags

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

Dear Mayor Bloomberg: For $10,00, cash or personal check, I will vote for you, pure and simple. For $50,000 plus expenses, I will have my car (a 2001 Toyota Echo) painted with your picture.

The Chickens#@! Self-Centeredness of Anthony Weiner

Dave Hollander | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dave Hollander

When Bill Thompson came within 5 points of beating Bloomberg, the first thing most of us thought was, "Anthony Weiner could've won." We figured he felt bad enough. So why say it?

Why Working Families Are Voting for Bill Thompson

Dan Cantor | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Cantor

Our current mayor has his own ideas about how New York City should work, but it has become increasingly clear that many New Yorkers are left out of his vision.

Thompson Pushes Obama Endorsement In New Campaign Literature | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

As we reported, Team Thompson moved quickly to get the word out about last week's endorsement by President Obama, beginning to print palm cards featur...

Mayor Bloomberg Spent More Than $108M On 3rd Term Mayoral Bid

AP | SARA KUGLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — An updated campaign finance report from Mayor Michael Bloomberg shows he spent more than $108 million on his campaign to win a third ...

Four Conclusions About The Mayoral Election Results

The New York Observer | Steve Kornacki | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

1. Bill Thompson would not have done any better if Barack Obama had actively campaigned for him....

New York Democrats Prefer Cuomo To Paterson By A 3-1 Margin: Poll | Henry Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York Democrats prefer Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to Gov. David A. Paterson next year by a 3-1 margin, while blacks favor Cuomo 2 to 1 over the...

Matt Damon, Your Buddy Mayor Bloomberg Is a Hypocritical Drug Warrior

Tony Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Tony Newman

What may not be clear to Matt Damon, an admitted marijuana user, is that despite the mayor's "moderate" reputation Bloomberg is a full-fledged, drug warrior.

Weiner: I Could Have Beaten Bloomberg | MICHAEL BARBARO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Rep. Anthony D. Weiner wants to clear up a few things. No, he is not kicking himself for staying out of the mayor's race. Yes, he thinks he coul...

Why on Earth Is Bill Thompson Smiling?

Jarrett Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jarrett Murphy

Given Thompson's financial disadvantage, losing by a respectable margin to Bloomberg can be spun as a moral victory, so in a sense Thompson can't lose. But his people think they can win.

The Heckler

Reverend Billy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Reverend Billy

Bloomberg and Thompson strode out into the footlights. The rules were recited, the journalists introduced. I stood up, inhaled, and let out a preacher's wail, the summit of years of loud practice.

Bloomberg Gives Over $1 Million In Campaign Bonuses | By Elizabeth Benjamin and Adam Lisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg's campaign staff found a little something extra in their Christmas stockings last week - more than $1 million in bonuses for a job wel...

Bloomberg's No-Shows

Joyce Purnick | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joyce Purnick

How could everyone have gotten it so wrong? Mayor Bloomberg was supposed to win re-election big. He was supposed to waltz easily, effortlessly back into City Hall with a big fat mandate.

Guiliani's Support For Bloomberg May Prove A Liability In New York Mayoral Race

The New York Observer | Steve Kornacki | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Eight years ago at this time, after he'd thrown more than $50 million at the mayoral race but still found himself trailing Mark Green by 16 points, Mi...

Spitzer and Bloomberg -- Not Again

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael B. Laskoff

I don't get too exercised about Spitzer's adultery or prostitution. None of that, however, means that a megalomaniac hypocrite who got caught with his genitals in the cookie jar should run again.

Gov. David Paterson Endorses Bill Thompson For Mayor

New York Daily News | By Adam Lisberg and Frank Lombardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Days after officially becoming the Democratic candidate for mayor, city Controller William Thompson finally picked up the blessing of Gov. Paterson. ...

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.

Bloomberg Disses Dems: "I'm Not Running Against Anybody"

AP | SARA KUGLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Thursday he's not really running against anyone in this year's mayoral election, and sought to cast his ...

Bloomberg: Drug CEOs Don't Make Much Money

AP | SARA KUGLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg defended multibillion-dollar pharmaceutical companies and their chief executives on Friday, decla...