A few weeks ago, Eric Gioia starting paying to advertise his slow-starting campaign for New York City public advocate online, through Google’s Ad Sense.
Type a Gioia-related search term into the box, and you’ll see slogans like “Feel like City Hall doesn’t listen? Vote for one advocate who does,” and “From working-class Queens. For Read More
Four days before Anthony Weiner announced publicly that he was withdrawing from the mayor’s race, he paid $44,600 for a poll.
What did it say?
When I asked Weiner’s people, they declined to get into specifics, but they provided the following comment from the campaign pollster, Joel Benenson:
“The research showed Anthony was Read More
City Comptroller candidate David Weprin has hired one of the Democratic Party’s leading polling firms, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, according to a campaign source.
That’s the firm that helped elect Bill Clinton president in 1992 and worked for a long roster of other winning clients.
Also working the comptroller race are Hillary Clinton’s 2008 Read More
David Yassky’s comptroller campaign has hired Josh Isay, the Democratic consultant who is also working on Michael Bloomberg’s re-election campaign and who, until recently, was running Caroline Kennedy’s effort to win appointment to the Senate.
Yassky announced the hire, along with others, in an email to supporters.
Isay will be the media consultant; managing the Read More
Andrew Grossman, a top-tier Democratic operative who founded an anti-Wal-Mart group is on board with Bill Thompson’s 2009 campaign. (Thompson is widely expected to run for mayor).
Grossman was described as a “political strategist” in this story about the comptroller’s campaign spending, and a Thompson campaign aide explained Grossman’s role as “a general Read More
Pollster Joel Benenson, who is currently working for Barack Obama, confirmed he’s set to work on at least two citywide races next year.
In a brief interview this morning, Benenson said he’ll be crunching numbers for Anthony Weiner–who has all but announced formally he’s running for mayor–and David Yassky, who is running for comptroller. Read More
Mark Green’s campaign for Attorney General just announced that consultant Hank Sheinkopf has signed on as chief strategist.
Sheinkopf, who is joined there by pollster Joel Benenson, brings along with decades of experience a key asset: The ability and willingness, honed on the McCall campaign, to get under the skin of Andrew Read More