Up for an Oscar this year is Marshall Curry’s documentary about the Newark Mayor’s race, Street Fight, featuring a memorable line from former Ferrer spokeswoman Jen Bluestein.
“As formidable an opponent Sharpe James is, the penguins are just as tough,” says Jen.
The Politicker is attempting to compensate, in advance, for the probability of an intensely boring debate with wall-to-wall pre-debate coverage.
Anyway, various sources say that even if Mike doesn’t turn up, his supporters will be packing the house, which could make for some raucousness, given the Apollo’s traditions of, er, audience participation.
“Sending supporters to Read More
Freddy, pushing back hard on yesterday’s attacks, has a release out pointing to rising crime on the island of Staten.
The numbers do show a clear rise in crime, but the most striking figure is the 80% increase in the murder rate since 2003.
Striking until you realize that the sky-high murder number Read More
Yesterday’s item on adman David Doak‘s all-but-official departure from the Ferrer campaign prompted a funny pair of responses: firm denials from the campaign that Doak is out, and also a number of tips as to who will replace him.
The likely choice is apparently a respected Madison Avenue guy who dabbles occasionally Read More
After splitting with longtime consultant David Axelrod midway through this year’s campaign, Freddy is facing yet another round of turmoil over who, exactly, is shaping his message.
David Doak, the veteran adman currently making English-language ads for the Democratic frontrunner, will no longer play a central role on the campaign, Democrats tell Read More
Maybe it’s the heat, but there seems to be some thin skin out there on the trail today.
At an afternoon City Hall presser, Weiner, with uncharacteristic mildness, resisted bait from half a dozen reporters and criticized Freddy in the mildest possible terms: He said that Ferrer is “a good man” and that Read More
Word has it that the C. Virginia Fields campaign is about to finalize the hiring of a new press secretary… one Kirsten Powers.
For those of us who are actually nerdy enough to seek out sub-plots in this mayoral primary, Powers’ new position will set up the scintillating prospect of close combat with former Read More
In case Freddy advisor Jen Bluestein hasn’t told you yet — she hasn’t? — we bring you the news that her brother’s excellent Cambridge restaurant, the Craigie Street Bistrot, won him a “best new chef” award from Food & Wine Magazine.
The restaurant was, not coincidentally, a haunt of Democratic operatives during last summer’s Read More
Political consultants from central casting: intense Bostonian, blond Alaskan; ex-bosses-Bono, Tina Brown, Bill Clinton
One recent morning, Jen Bluestein and Kirsten Powers, the new Democratic tag-team wrestlers in New York politics, were discussing one of Ms. Powers’ recent appearances on Fox News, in which she was labeled a “Democratic strategist” and sparred with conservatives Read More