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New York Mayoral Race

Mayor Bill De Blasio Sets The Record Straight On Atheism Rumors

Posted 11.09.2013 | Religion

Newly elected Mayor of New York Bill de Blasio crushed accusations that he is an atheist on Tuesday, reports Politicker. Five sound trucks promotin...

Anthony Weiner, Cable News Pundit?

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 11.25.2013 | Media

When Anthony Weiner resigned from Congress in 2011, speculation immediately arose that he would start a career in cable news or some other media platf...

Bill De Blasio vs. Joe Lhota: The NYC Mayor Candidates On Issues Affecting Blacks

Posted 09.16.2013 | Black Voices

The New York City primary is finally finished and the race to become the next mayor of Gotham has come down to Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota. With ...

Where To Cast Your Vote For Tuesday's Primary

Posted 09.10.2013 | New York

Tuesday marks the day for New York City's mayoral primary, when registered Democrats and Republicans will cast their ballot along party lines to choos...

Weiner's Thoughts On 'Poor People Jobs' Spark Backlash

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

Never one to avoid creating a stir, Anthony Weiner unleashed another head-turning phrase Tuesday night at a debate among Democratic candidates for may...

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...

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.

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...

Weiner: 'Quit Isn't The Way We Roll In New York City'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics

New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, who has faced a severe drop in the polls after admitting to sending inappropriate messages and photos ...

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...

Gillibrand Dodges Weiner 'Friend' Question

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics

With less than two months to go before New York City holds its Sept. 10 Democratic primary for mayor, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) is leaving that...

David Axelrod: Anthony Weiner 'Is Wasting Time And Space'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

David Axelrod, former senior advisor to President Barack Obama, chimed in on the New York City mayoral race on Sunday, revealing his thoughts on forme...

Impulses Gone Wild: The Weiner Brand Is Bad for New York

Adam Hanft | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics
Adam Hanft

Anthony Weiner's lack of discipline is a striking and risky metaphor for the undisciplined, licentious, out-of-control New York City that persisted in the public consciousness through its near-bankruptcy, and the crime-drenched, dysfunctional decades of the '60s and '70s.

No, Mr. Weiner, NYers Quit Things All The Time

The Huffington Post | Victor Brand | Posted 07.25.2013 | New York

New York City Democratic mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner recently announced that he would not be dropping out of the race, despite the revelation on ...

Cindy McCain: Anthony Weiner Is A 'Predator'

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

Cindy McCain is not buying Anthony Weiner's apology for his latest sexting scandal. In a tweet posted Wednesday morning, McCain shared her unfiltered ...

NYC Schools Chancellor Slams Democratic Mayoral Candidates

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.20.2013 | New York

New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott criticized democratic mayoral candidates Saturday, telling a crowd of educators and school administrat...

Making the Case for Anthony Weiner

Andy Ostroy | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

The other Democrats in the race, including front runner and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, are respectable, decent, well-credentialed people. But are they the bright lights of the big city?

Cyclists Must Be Part of the Long-Term Plan for New York

Benjamin Shepard | Posted 04.22.2013 | New York
Benjamin Shepard

In recent weeks we have seen both widespread appreciation for cycling as a solution to problems ranging from climate chaos to congestion and health, as well as a potential wedge issue for politicians running against Bloomberg's record as they run for office.

Campaign Endgame: Money Talks, Lack Of It Shakes Hands

Jarrett Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jarrett Murphy

If miraculously elected, will Thompson really "fix the economy" simply because some dude on 149th Street asked him too? Of course not. But at least he can't say he wasn't told.

Schumer, Gillibrand To Endorse Thompson For Mayor

Schumer and Gillibrand Endorsing Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand will endorse fellow Bill Thompson for mayor at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Union Square, according to sources fam...

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...

The Days Of David Dinkins Revisited, Revised | Michael Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Do you really want to go back to the bad old days of Mayor David N. Dinkins? Rudolph W. Giuliani, as he had done before, indelicately broached this rh...

Mayor Bloomberg's Mini-Victory

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

For a normal mortal, Michael Bloomberg's 5-point mayoral win would be a healthy victory. For him, it looks like a desperate scraping of the barrel.

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...