Today, it should be noted, is the special election for Bronx borough president, and Assemblyman Ruben Diaz Jr. is expected to win by a landslide.
Diaz will fill out the remainder of the term of his predecessor, Adolfo Carrion, and then almost surely run for re-election (and almost Read More
“Michael Runs and Bill Sleeps” is the translated headline of Gerson Borrero’s latest column in El Diario/La Prensa.
Borrero says he thinks Bill Thompson has to pick up his campaign or risk facing an “electoral beating” worse the one Michael Bloomberg's gave Fernando Ferrer in 2005.
That's quite a warning, considering Read More
As promised, here's Bill Clinton at a press conference this morning saying Michael Bloomberg is “doing a great job.”
It's somewhat likely that Clinton's performance will turn up in Bloomberg campaign videos, since his videographers were at the event.
This isn’t the first time Clinton has muddled the efforts of a Democrat Read More
After endorsing David Weprin for city comptroller, Fernando Ferrer was asked about the recently departed former Bronx Borough president Adolfo Carrion, who recently admitted he didn’t pay an architect who worked on his home and sought his approval on local development projects.
Ferrer served as borough president from 1987 through 2001, when Read More
In a response of sorts to the ethnically diverse coalition John Liu is putting together for his city comptroller campaign, David Weprin's campaign the endorsement of Fernando Ferrer, the former Bronx borough president and nominee for mayor.
The endorsement will be unveiled officially on the City Hall steps this afternoon.
UPDATE: Ferrer is Read More
Julissa Ferreras’ campaign just released this Web video attacking Francisco Moya for taking money from people they say are trying to undo tenant protection laws.
The ad calls Moya the candidate of the landlords.
It’s a follow-up to an attack the Ferreras campaign made yesterday.
As I reported yesterday, the donors highlighted Read More
City Council Julissa Ferreras got the endorsement of a tenants group, which is using the occasion to attack her opponent, Francisco Moya, over contributions he got from landlords they say are trying to weaken tenant protection laws.
The president of the Queens Vantage Tenants Council Teresa Perez said Ferreras will make sure “tenants and Read More
Bill Mahoney of NYPIRG sends word that former governor Eliot Spitzer filed his latest campaign finance report, indicating that even though he left office abruptly in March, he’s spent $128,215.55.
A lot of it was spent on wages for campaign aides, and consulting from Skadden Arps, a major law firm.
That’s far more Read More
Fun City Hall sighting: top Bloomberg aides Kevin Sheekey and Stu Loeser chatting in the rotunda with veteran Democratic consultant Hank Sheinkopf, who has yet to make a public decision about who, if anyone, he’ll be working for in the mayor’s race.
Sheinkopf worked for Democrats Mark Green and Freddy Ferrer in the past, and Read More
Before this weekend’s Somos el Futuro conference in Puerto Rico, I chatted with Democratic State Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr. of the Bronx, who is angry that people are questioning his political loyalties.
Diaz is among the Democratic State Senators who has voiced his opposition to same-sex marriage, and to his party's leader, Malcolm Smith, because Read More