“What I think” said Quinnipiac pollster Mickey Carroll. “It’s the third term.”
That’s how Carroll explained today’s Q poll results showing Bloomberg hitting an 8-year low with voters, with a 51-39 percent job approval rating. ”Manhattan is the one place where he’s a plus, He’s a minus everywhere else,” said Carroll.
While Bloomberg’s push for Read More
Not so much post-election etiquette on the South Shore of Staten Island, reports Tom Wrobleski:
Democrat Janine Materna’s campaign is considering suing its consulting firm, the Advance Group, for $1 million, and claimed that consultant Scott Levenson’s position with the controversial ACORN group was among the reasons Ms. Materna lost the Read More
It was a split decision yesterday for Brooklyn Democratic County Leader Vito Lopez, who backed one winning judicial candidate (Noach Dear) and one losing judicial candidate (Shawndya Simpson) in yesterday’s primaries.
It was a mixed result in another way, too: Dear was panned by the New York City Bar Association and Read More
Mathieu Eugene was just sworn into the City Council, according to a reader who, unlike me, is at City Hall today.
Interestingly, though, Eugene still hasn't signed the Council's official paperwork affirming that he is eligible to hold office. Eugene, you'll remember, had some trouble meeting Council requirements after he first won election Read More
An informed reader tells me that a federal judge in Brooklyn is hearing testimony from a consultant to Mathieu Eugene and a high-ranking City Council aide to determine whether Eugene got an unfair advantage in his second run for City Council.
Eugene, for those of you who haven’t followed this strange tale, won an initial Read More
The City Council is doing things a little differently these days, ever since Mathieu Eugene won the vote but failed to prove he met the residency requirements to take office.
After the re-run special election in April, before anybody is sworn in, they’ll have to submit documentation to the Council that they meet various requirements Read More
Councilman-elect Dr. Mathieu Eugene, while not conceding that he didn’t meet residency requirements to hold office, said today he wants the mayor to call another special election for the seat. And yes, Eugene will be a candidate in that race.
Eugene read from a statement and was surrounded by a cadre of supporters who quickly Read More
A spokesman for Councilman-elect Mathieu Eugene just told me — not for the first time — that Eugene absolutely possesses a lease that should clear up the issue of whether or not he had established residency in his district by the time he was elected.
“I did see a lease dated February 1st,” said Read More
Why is this so difficult?
Here are some accounts of the explanations from the campaign of Councilman-elect Mathieu Eugene about when he moved into the district that just elected him.
His campaign spokesman told me shortly after his election that he had signed a lease at an address in his district at the beginning of Read More
In case you missed the 11:00 news on WNBC last night, producer Jamie McShane emails over a snippet of their story on Bloomberg’s threats to back a Queens Democrat for a State Senate seat.
“In conversations, the’ve made it clear that there are other seats they’re looking at,” says the Democrat’s consultant, Scott Levenson. Read More