The candidates for Manhattan district attorney raised thousands of last-minute dollars, including a $50,000 infusion Monday by Richard Aborn into his own campaign.
Filings with the state Board of Elections show big-ticket contributions made over the last few days, including over $32,000 sent to Cyrus Vance on Friday by William Wachtel. Leslie Crocker Read More
Here's a giant poster hung up at the intersection of 134th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard, highlighting the support Manhattan district attorney candidate Cy Vance has from the Amsterdam News and David Dinkins, among others.
Across the street, a woman was handing out fliers for Leslie Crocker Snyder. Read More
Leslie Crocker Snyder hoisted her granddaughter onto her hip, kissed her on the cheek and said, “Hopefully she won’t have to face the kind of discrimination that many of us had to face, [like] when the D.A. asked me for a letter of permission from my husband to go to the homicide bureau. She won’t Read More
Two out of the three Democratic candidates for Manhattan district attorney said they are gun owners, they said during a debate at WABC’s studios in Manhattan.
Leslie Crocker Snyder said she got a gun “at the suggestion of the police department when I had the death threats” while she was a judge during the 1980s Read More
Observer intern Kate McGee tuned in to catch the Manhattan district attorney candidates spar on Brian Lehrer’s show this morning, where Leslie Crocker Snyder put into vivid detail what it cost her to stay in New York while Cy Vance decided to “flee” to Seattle.
“I’ve been here through all the Read More
Here’s Leslie Crocker Snyder’s new television ad, titled “Seattle,” which says that Cy Vance spent years away from New York City “to make millions defending criminals, mobsters, murders, helping doctors who defrauded Medicare.”
Vance has defended his record as a defense lawyer, noting that some of the cases Snyder criticizes him for were actually Read More
Here’s feminist and author Anna Quindlen speaking at a recent closed-door fund-raiser for Cy Vance. In her remarks, Quindlen responds to a criticism often raised by Leslie Crocker Snyder about the derivation of Vance’s support, and suggests that Snyder’s argument is outdated.
Quindlen told the crowd, “Last week in a debate, one of his Read More
City Councilwoman Inez Dickens endorsed Cy Vance for Manhattan district attorney, and went after Leslie Crocker Snyder for keeping an accused man in jail despite fingerprint evidence exonerating him because, Dickens said, “sometimes they say we all look alike.”
The issue Dickens raised had been brought up earlier in the race, Read More
Here’s the handwritten letter Leslie Crocker Snyder sent to Robert Morgenthau which John Eligon wrote about earlier. Read More
Here’s a flier from Cy Vance that hits back at what his campaign says are inaccurate statements being made by rival Leslie Crocker Snyder.
As Michael Saul noted today, the Vance mailing doesn’t say what inaccuracies Snyder is spreading about him. It’s a way of indicating that she’s going negative without providing Read More