N.B: The Politicker is reaching out to some of the wiser heads of New York politics to get their take on what was learned on election night:
“Formal organizations such as the Tea Party Express made a balance-of-force difference in particular districts such as the defeat of incumbent Scott Murphy in NY-20. But in more Read More
Yesterday, Bill Thompson failed to qualify for matching funds from the city's Board of Election, which oversees the city's public financing of campaigns.
Michael Bloomberg's campaign, which is threatening to make that program irrelevant (at least for the mayor's race) due to its record-setting spending, sent out a statement this morning belittling Thompson's fund-raising Read More
There’s a front-page story in the New York Times today about a poll they did with NY1 and Cornell University saying “a majority of New Yorkers say that [Michael Bloomberg] does not deserve another term in office and that they would like to give someone else a chance.”
Which struck me as one of Read More
Much of Barack
“The more liberal the Democratic base in that electoral district, the more upper-income that Democratic base in that [district], the more probably for success you have for Obama," says polticial science professor David Birdsell of Baruch College.
"Nadler’s [district] is clearly, sort of, prime ribs for good prospects for the Read More