City Council Speaker Christine Quinn officially endorsed Bill de Blasio’s mayoral campaign this morning, following her bruising loss last week in the Democratic primary.
Standing on the steps of City Hall flanked by her former union and political backers, Ms. Quinn–who sparred incessantly with Mr. de Blasio on the trail–put on a happy face, laughing and joking as she gave her formal rival her blessings.
Wayne Barrett provides some important context for the Obama-Sharpton alliance:
President Obama’s extraordinary embrace of Reverend Al Sharpton last week has as much to do with the president’s antipathy for three other black leaders—Jesse Jackson, Dr. Cornel West and Tavis Smiley—as it does with any genuine White House enthusiasm for the controversial New Read More
Governor Andrew Cuomo expressed support for Mayor Bloomberg’s crusade to end the “Last In, First Out” system of teacher layoffs today, and suggested he was being pragmatic in pushing an objective evaluation bill that stops short of ending the LIFO system.
“There’s a basic agreement that the current system, the ‘Last In, First Out’ system, Read More
About 4,000 people are expected uptown this Saturday where Ydanis Rodriguez is Read More
The best part of Vito Lopez’s announcement this morning that he’s endorsing Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is that he cast it as a result of how she “worked hard over the past year” to win over New Yorkers.
But it was not that long ago when Lopez was playing host to Gillibrand’s would-be challengers. Read More
Democratic Rep. Nydia Velazquez gives a long noncommittal answer. Read More