A new WABC-TV poll is out, and Melinda Katz has moved ahead in the city comptroller race, while Mark Green slipped 9 points in the public advocate’s race.
Katz gained 5 points while John Liu, the previous leader, dropped 2 points from a similar poll last week. Katz is now 27 percent, Liu is 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 probably Read More
Comptrollers don’t typically have much to say one way or another about capital punishment. But city comptroller candidate David Weprin hopes to make it an issue in this year’s primary.
Weprin noted in his questionnaire to the Daily News that Melinda Katz once voted for it as a member of the Assembly. Weprin’s 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 registered voters, Read More
Here’s Michael Bloomberg telling a joke. It’s one a number submitted by candidates for various office to the Daily News’ new election blog.
Also see David Weprin’s contribution, which includes a Hank Morris reference.
“They say I’m not so exciting.”
That’s the opening line of David Weprin’s first television ad, which I just saw, and hopefully will figure out how to post online shortly.
Weprin goes on to say that “but exciting can turn government into a circus. Exciting can power grab for personal gain. So you know what, Read More
Here’s one of the two television ads Melinda Katz released today. It's sort of flashy, in an old-school way.
It shows her quickly being transported from the top of a skyscraper to inside a computer screen to someone’s iPhone then outside a construction site and in the back of a yellow school Read More
City Councilman David Weprin, who is running for comptroller, is advertising online.
I caught this one on Huffington Post’s New York page. It’s the first ad like this I’ve seen from a comptroller candidate.
The ad flashes an image of envelopes with the words “past due” and says, “David Weprin Comptroller can help.”
Later, “Financial Read More
In the Staten Island Advance today, there’s a story about a couple of lawmakers endorsing city comptroller candidate John Liu. Among them is Assemblywoman Janele Heyer-Spencer.
But Spencer is also listed among the endorsers for one of Liu’s rivals, David Weprin.
A spokesman for Weprin’s campaign, Bob Olivari, said Heyer-Spencer personally spoke Read More
Bill Thompson and Mark Green, who top the polls in their respective primaries, did not qualify for matching funds from the city’s Campaign Finance Board, which were issued today.
They’ll have another chance to qualify for matching funds on August 20.
Liz Benjamin has a good breakdown of who's up and who's Read More