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A bit more Council news today: Pat Barrientos, who did press for David Weprin, landed a job as chief of staff for City Councilman Mathieu Eugene, of Brooklyn.
“He just quit smoking. Give him a plug and put him on the spot,” said a supportive political observer who also noted that among Barrientos’ career highlights Read More
Last week, Crain’s put out the names of two people from Brooklyn vying for the Finance Committee Chairmanship: Lew Fidler and Domenic Recchia.
There’s apparently another name to add to the mix: Simcha Felder, who I’m told has sent word to the speaker that he’s interested in the position.
The current Finance chairman is David Read More
It’s sometimes hard to find policy differences among the comptroller candidates, but the audience at a forum in East Harlem last night saw one.
The question was whether any of the candidates would create a “paid clergy position” within their office.
Melinda Katz said she’d consider it. David Weprin said absolutely. John Liu said no Read More
The latest (from Friday night) numbers from Survey USA show John Liu jumping nine points in nine days, and leading the pack of comptroller candidates, with 34 percent.
Melinda Katz, the only woman in the race, has 23 percent, slightly ahead of David Yassky, who has 19 percent. David Weprin is back with 7 Read More
Kate McGee pulls a couple of quotes from Brian Lehrer's interview with the comptroller candidates in which he asked them what the point of the office is.
John Liu: “This is the chief financial officer in the city. Not CFO in the traditional sense that works very closely with the CEO.But someone Read More
Here’s the David Weprin mailer that Maggie Haberman wrote about today, which paints two rivals, David Yassky and Melinda Katz, as having supported the death penalty at one point.
In a Democratic primary, that’s an unpopular position to be associated with.
Katz voted for Read More
David Weprin is out with a new radio ad blasting each of his Democratic opponents, by name. It’s in the style of an overly enthusiastic game show announcer.
The hits are pretty direct: David Yassky caved in on term limits and has ties to a non-profit which was criticized for benefiting a former Read More
Here’s David Weprin’s mailer. On the inside, it says “Anybody can SAY they’ll cut the waste…only DEMOCRAT DAVID WEPRIN has the experience to get it done.”
This may be an effort to steal some wind from David Yassky, who has been the most consistent among the comptroller candidates in campaigning on the idea of cutting Read More
Here’s Melinda Katz at Baruch’s debate for comptroller candidates last night, saying that if elected, she’d cut her salary by 10 percent.
Her opponents dismissed the proposal.
David Weprin said, “I haven’t seen Melinda Katz cutting her own salary in the City Council, so I don’t see what’s the difference,” noting there have Read More