Michael Bloomberg dressed as a hippie. Lenora Fulani sitting near Mike Long. Rick Lazio and Ed Cox hugging.
Those are just some of the highlights from Saturday’s Inner Circle Show, the annual roast where elected officials and reporters get together to make fun of one another. Here are some pictures from that night.
Harold Ford Jr. was reportedly set to meet the Independence Party’s state chairman Frank MacKay on March 3 to discuss running on the party’s line for U.S. Senate.
Which is quite a turnaround from how Ford felt about the party two weeks ago. After a speech in Albany on Valentine’s Day, Ford was Read More
It’s been two years since the chairman of the New York State Independence Party, Frank MacKay, cut his hair and removed his earrings. At the time, he was traveling around the country, trying to lay the groundwork for a potential presidential campaign, and he realized that he’d be taken more seriously if he looked less Read More
Here’s a video of Lenora Fulani and Jackie Salit of the Independence Party explaining how Michael Bloomberg is like Barack Obama. Their argument is that both men are independent and beyond partisan politics.
They were speaking at the group’s annual fund-raiser in Tribeca yesterday. Bloomberg seemed pleased.
“My mother will be pleased with that,” Bloomberg Read More
Here’s a flier announcing Michael Bloomberg has been invited to a rally being organized by Independence Party activist Lenora Fulani. It’s taking place in Harlem this Thursday at 6 p.m.
Bloomberg, however, won’t be attending. A campaign spokeswoman, Jill Hazelbaker, emailed me to say, “While the Mayor is thankful Read More
Michael Bloomberg told a room full of Independence Party activists that he wants to see nonpartisan elections "as much as you do" but added, " We have to see a road map before we start marching again."
Bloomberg spoke to New York City Independence Party leaders for about 30 minutes in midtown this afternoon, Read More
The city Independence Party – the faction aligned with the controversial Lenora Fulani – held its annual fund-raiser last week, and published a journal for the event.
Inside were a handful of ads from politicians who presumably had no qualms about being associated with the group.
This one is from Pedro Espada, the incoming Read More
A group of organizers that wants to see a debate in Harlem between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton made a unmissable showing with these t-shirts last night at told me, the group “wants to hear the distinction between [the two candidates], like where they stand on, not just particular issues, but the implementation of all Read More
Lenora Fulani, who ran for president and governor and is planning a bid for citywide office in 2009, is getting involved in the national stuff again, demanding a debate between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
From a public statement her supporters at the Independence Party of New York Read More
The city’s Independence Party, which is currently rallying around Lenora Fulani’s 2009 citywide race, is looking for fund-raisers. A reader passed on this help wanted ad from Craigslist, which says, “The New York City Independence Party is seeking energetic callers for 6 week fundraising drive, with possibility of long-term Read More