Virginia’s new ad (now online) bears a really striking similarity to this spot for Wes Clark.
It’s not just the general pattern — black and white stills, words fading into the foreground, moving from biography to issues.
We’re talking the same voice and the same music (in the Clark ad, it Read More
Well, the Times’s endorsement of Leslie Crocker Snyder did get Bob Morgenthau’s attention. His ad, drawing attention to her greatest weakness — her record as a tough, sometimes conservative, pro-death penalty judge — went up instantly.
Snyder is pushing back with an amusing new ad called Breath, taking shots at Morgenthau and mocking Read More
Virginia is up with her first television spot of the campaign, a series of black and white photographs and a script that understandably stresses her strongest suit: her Birmingham arrest.
Given how little money she has, it’s no shock that her campaign won’t say how much they’re planning to spend airing Read More
Gifford Miller‘s Chinatown press conference on introducing service requirements into city schools didn’t contain much news, though it’s an interesting thread of the running debate over whether a limited core or an expansive set of requirements makes for a better education.
But it does give me an opportunity to plug the restaurant across Read More
Remember those cute, apparently photoshopped folks on the cover of the Campaign Finance Board’s Voter Guide?
One of them, the handsome white guy on the left, has resurfaced!
He’s Onion Columnist Dean Wiegand, author of “I’m a Fucked-Up Chick Magnet” in this week’s issue of the satirical weekly. Read More
David Axelrod, the Chicago-based media consultant who worked for John Edwards, Ferrer in 2001, and Eliot Spitzer, may not return as Spitzer’s adman next year.
The Politicker is told that Spitzer’s campaign is now shopping around for a new media consultant, though they’re also still talking to Axelrod as well.
No Read More
ACORN, the many-hat-wearing, Brooklyn-based activist organization, will endorse Freddy Ferrer tomorrow, The Politicker has learned.
This is a boost for the Democrat, as the group seemed to have been flirting (to say the least — that picture is still on the newsrack in my local far-left coffee Read More
It’s about time to venture onto the treacherous, irresponsible, and totally speculative ground of trying to predict the Times’s endorsement in the Democratic Primary for Mayor, probably the main factor in determining who, if anyone, winds up in a run-off with Freddy Ferrer.
One possibility for Collins & Co. is endorsing Read More
This site doesn’t usually get into the details of the Upstate arm of the Conservative Party, but this one is too weird to pass up.
Senate Candidate John Spencer, the former Yonkers Mayor who likes to use the word LIBERAL a lot, put out a press release the other day claiming Read More
Rudy tells the Forbes Global CEO conference in Australia he’s mulling 2008.
“I don’t know whether I’m going to run yet, which is something I probably won’t decide until next year and then, of course, nobody knows the answer to that until after people vote,” he said. “It’s a very, very big decision Read More