Brian Ellner has been named the executive vice president and group head of public affairs for Edelman, the public relations firm. Mr. Ellner, who is known for his role in marriage equality, was the senior strategist for the Human Rights Campaign in 2011 and worked on the successful push to legalize same-sex marriage in New York.
Executive Pay: New York tops the list. [Stateline.org]
Police Scandal: “Police Headquarters and City Hall, where officials are preparing for a police scandal the likes of which the city has not felt in decades.” [Murray Weiss]
2012: Trump “is making a fundamental miscalculation about what we can get away Read More
The latest videos from the Human Rights Campaign released today feature former mayors Ed Koch and David Dinkins.
“I’m a New Yorker who supports marriage equality” Koch says. “Join me as a New Yorker for marriage equality,” Dinkins says in his video.
The phrases I’ve often heard in this debate – ”Read More
The Times reports Richard Brodsky has dropped out of the race for Attorney General; Frank Gehry defends the Atlantic Yards project; and its Public Lives section features Kevin Keating, maker of the new documentary Giuliani Time.
The Sun reports on Brian Ellner’s new job.
And the Post Read More
At least half of New York’s political class is off atoning today. The Politicker has plenty to atone for, too, but since I’m here in the office, I hope that giving you something to chew on during a sodden and mostly silent news day will serve as penance of sorts.
In an effort to widen Read More
There’s a weird sensation when you’ve been covering a campaign for months and months, the sniping and the micro-disputes, and then suddenly the campaigns start spending real money on television and, for the purposes of winning over voters, the phony war ends and the real campaign begins. Ordinary people develop vague, one-off ideas about who Read More
Manhattan BP candidate Maragarita Lopez can’t get a break. On Friday, she was plagued by missing matching funds. Today, the New York Post reports that her base in the gay community may be splintering in the wake of the Scientology shakeup. Assemblywoman Deborah Glick is apparently under pressure to Read More
The same day that the Times does a story on how confusingly crowded state of the Manhattan borough president race, someone from the Brian Ellner campaign writes to say that all three candidates at last night’s DFNYC debate between Ellner, Scott Stringer and Bill Perkins pledged not to challenge the petitions Read More
While the debate rages below over whether Democracy for NYC, the Dean group, is going to endorse Anthony Weiner or not, we hear the group is headed into a run-off on the Manhattan Borough President’s race.
The candidates are Scott Stringer, Brian Ellner, and Bill Perkins, he of the great Dean-Gore-Perkins photograph. Read More
Brian Ellner looked at home as he made his way through the crowd of fashion designers, style editors and various trendistas sipping mulled wine at Kevin Carrigan’s sprawling Chelsea loft last December. Dressed in what appeared to be the male uniform of the evening-an elegant black velvet blazer and designer jeans-he charmed old friends and Read More