Mark Green, the former public advocate who ran for mayor in 2001, said he does not want to run for mayor again.
Green said that during the first televised debate in the public advocate’s race, hosted by WABC-TV.
Green is hovering at the 40 percent in the polls –enough to win the Democratic Read More
Hamodia, the only daily Jewish newspaper in the city, is interviewing candidates today for city comptroller, public advocate and for Bill de Blasio’s City Council seat in Brooklyn, according to a reader.
According to this reader, it’s also the first time the ten-year-old newspaper is making endorsements.
A source on one campaign Read More
Michael Bloomberg’s lead over Bill Thompson has grown, slightly, according to a Quinnipiac poll out today. Bloomberg leads Thompson 50 to 35 percent, up from the 47 to 37 percent lead in their July 28 poll.
Thompson’s numbers among African-Americans are lower than where they’ll probably be in November, meaning this gap will Read More
Here’s the latest mailer from Eric Gioia’s campaign, which features his wife (and fund-raiser) Lisa Hernandez Gioia.
She’s featured on each of the four pages. Another candidate in the race, Bill de Blasio, is also featuring his family prominently, in campaign material.
The best part, I think, is Read More
Bill de Blasio is up with his second ad, featuring every member of his family.
He’s put more public emphasis on his family than the other candidates, Mark Green, Norman Siegel, or Eric Gioia. Certainly, he’s the only candidate in the all-white field who can use the diversity of his own household as a direct Read More
Public advocate candidate Eric Gioia is out with his second ad, which features a series of people talking straight to the camera, and Eric Gioia’s voice saying, “You can talk until you’re blue in the face, but the truth is, if you’re not wealthy or well connected in this city, government doesn’t hear your voice.” Read More
Here’s a little bit more about Norman Siegel beefing up his campaign operation by signing on with Hank Sheinkopf.
“Michael Oliva will act as Sheinkopf’s senior strategic adviser to the Siegel campaign,” the campaign said.
That’s the same Michael Oliva who recently parted ways with another public advocate candidate, Eric Gioia, Read More
A WABC-TV poll has John Liu and Melinda Katz in a statistical dead heat for comptroller, and Mark Green easily winning the public advocate’s race without a run-off.
(The city Campaign Finance Board is making no such assumption.)
The WABC-TV poll surveyed 2,200 city adults, with 1,914 of them being Read More
Before a recent public advocate candidate debate, Mark Green objected to a format that would have allowed candidates to ask each other questions.
Organizers agreed to Green’s request (according to an organizer), and announced there would be no cross-questioning by the candidates.
Almost inevitably, the procedural highlight of the debate ended up being Read More
Here’s video of Mario Cuomo endorsing Councilman and former Andrew Cuomo deputy Bill de Blasio for public advocate today “because he’s the best available.”
“This is a good field,” but de Blasio is the best choice, says Cuomo. Read More