Michael Gianaris’ march to the State Senate seat vacated by George Onorato continues, now with an endorsement from former Councilman Eric Gioia (who I thought may be interested in running for the seat).
“We need a new generation of leadership in Albany, and that starts with Mike Gianaris,” said Gioia, in a statement from Read More
In a City Hall News story about Anthony Weiner, this line caught my attention: “he sends a note to everyone who loses a primary in New York City.”
I contacted a couple of Democrats who’ve lost primaries to see if they’d heard from Weiner. Turns out, not many had. (One got a present, Read More
What an elected official does immediately after losing a primary is frequently a valuable clue as to what they plan to do in the future.
Case in point: Eric Gioia hammered away at Bill de Blasio for his ties to the Working Families Party, and ran several television Read More
When the two remaining candidates for public advocate met for the campaign’s final debate on Wednesday night–to discuss whether they had ever been arrested and when they last cooked dinner–Queens Councilman Eric Gioia was not among them.
In the primary on September 15, Mr. Gioia finished a disappointing third, pulling only Read More
As he reveled in a second place finish in the race for public advocate that will put him in a run off against Councilman Bill de Blasio, Mark Green urged supporters of candidates who didn't make the cut to join "the Green team."
Norman Siegel didn't seem too excited at the idea, and Read More
I emailed two aides to Eric Gioia this morning to ask who he was supporting in the run-off.
Only one replied, expressed disbelief that the question was being asked so soon, and said Gioia “today he’s taking some time to spend with his new daughter.” Read More
Here’s a bodega on Queens Blvd. Near the 46th Street train stop in Sunnyside, featuring posters from every candidate running for the seat Eric Gioia is vacating (including the Republican). Read More
Here’s Eric Gioia’s videotaped message about the birth of his daughter, which includes a shot at his two leading opponents, Mark Green and Bill de Blasio. In the video, Gioia also says he won’t be out campaigning today, and therefore, needs your help.
“Right now, I planned on being at a subway stop, Read More
Here’s Eric Gioia’s letter to Bill de Blasio, which was sent today, asking him to stop using the Working Families Party’s field operation until he disclosed more information about them.
“Claiming that you have not yet been found in violation of the law is not good enough,” Gioia said, referring to the explanation Read More
It’s usually the case that everyone attacks the front-runner. But in last night’s public advocate debate – the last televised one before the primary – it was Bill de Blasio who got the incoming fire from the rest of the candidates.
It’s a validation that de Blasio is the most likely to get into the Read More