Bill de Blasio was endorsed by the five City Council candidates who won their Democratic primaries with strong help from the Working Families Party.
The run-off for Democratic public advocate nomination next week is expected to be low, giving him that much more of an organizational advantage over Mark Green, in theory.
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The public advocate debate last night focused a lot more on politics than on policies, which Julie Bosman noted. After the debate, I asked Bill de Blasio what he thought of the White House involvement in the governor’s race.
De Blasio worked with Andrew Cuomo, who benefited politically from the maneuver, Read More
A new poll out today from Quinnipiac University says the two run-off elections for comptroller and public advocate are pretty close, if not in a dead heat. Which, coupled with an expected tiny turnout, means Get Out the Vote will be particularly important.
This year, that's a very good thing for the Read More
As he reveled in a second place finish in the race for public advocate that will put him in a run off against Councilman Bill de Blasio, Mark Green urged supporters of candidates who didn't make the cut to join "the Green team."
Norman Siegel didn't seem too excited at the idea, and Read More
The biggest winner in last night’s primary was the Working Families Party, whose candidates lead the pack in the public advocate and comptroller races, while nearly their entire slate of City Council candidates was swept into office.
The leaders of the Working Families Party converged at the Water Street Restaurant & Lounge in Dumbo, site Read More
The most interesting story to emerge from primary night involves the least consequential office on the ballot. But his surprisingly anemic second-place finish behind Bill de Blasio likely means that the beginning of the end of Mark Green’s long political career—one more notable for its failures and near-misses than for its Read More
Cyrus Vance Jr. for Manhattan District Attorney; David Yassky for City Comptroller; Mark Green for Public Advocate Read More
Mark Green said he “personally likes Pedro Espada” and called him “an important figure in the State Senate.”
“If he endorsed me I would accept it,” said Green.
Green made his comments when he was asked about the controversial Bronx lawmaker during a press conference outside City Hall where Green announced the support Read More
Here’s Eric Gioia’s letter to Bill de Blasio, which was sent today, asking him to stop using the Working Families Party’s field operation until he disclosed more information about them.
“Claiming that you have not yet been found in violation of the law is not good enough,” Gioia said, referring to the explanation Read More
Michael Bloomberg and Mark Green ran against each other for mayor in 2001. This year, Green is vowing to act as a powerful watchdog over the next mayoral administration (i.e. Bloomberg’s) if elected as public advocate.
But the two of them are featured on the same piece of campaign literature in support of Read More