Last Tuesday’s elections settled contentious races across the city, but for good-government advocates, the fight for campaign finance reform is still ramping up.
Various winners in City Council primaries gathered with members of Common Cause New York on the steps of City Hall today to castigate the influence of independent expenditures, especially Jobs for New York, a group backed by real estate interests.
Last week, we reported that at a press conference to endorse Assemblyman Adriano Espaillat, former Mayor David Dinkins rambled off-script a bit and said:
But it is important, it is so very important, particularly for the people of this district who vote on Tuesday to recognize how important it is to understand that the Read More
State Senate Watch
Anna Lewis, an attorney with the Health Department who is battling for the state Senate seat that attorney general candidate Eric Schneiderman is vacating, is making a major push to make the race about gay marriage.
Her campaign is just out with a release on the matter, and her latest mailer (designed by Michael Oliva) Read More
New York Public Advocate Bill de Blasio seems to be building his cache of political allies.
On Tuesday, Mr. de Blasio endorsed Adriano Espaillait for state senator, a longtime assemblyman vying for the open seat against Mark Levine, a community activist and darling to the stars.
Mr. Blasio, who is widely expected Read More
The founder of the Read More