Grinding the Sausage
Last week, the Charter Revision Commission finally hammered out the language for the city’s term limits law, which stated that all elected officials first voted into office in 2009 would be able to run for a third term, but that those elected afterward would be limited to two terms.
But with the Commission slated to Read More
The impression I got from watching this clip, via Jen Chung, is that he kind of likes them.
Liz gets her hands on the latest ad from the Communication Workers of America who, like Bill Thompson, are focusing their anti-Bloomberg efforts on term limits.
The best line, from this ad, about an imagined future New York City: “There are no public schools.”
When Christine Quinn said she supported extending term limits, she said it was necessary in order to have the same in place to deal with the fiscal crisis.
“As we move forward in these very difficult times, continuity in leadership will allow our city to continue to work,” Quinn told reporters on October 12. Read More
Saturday’s New York Times and much of our local media have been calling attention to the amazing amount of money that Mike Bloomberg is spending on his reelection campaign. In the end, he will spend between $100 million and $150 million on his personal stimulus program for New York’s political consultant and media industry. He Read More
Bill Thompson and his supporters have made a calculated decision to invest heavily in the issue of Michael Bloomberg’s term-limits extension, which, for campaign purposes, is arguably the most problematic aspect of the mayor’s record.
Thompson has repeatedly stressed the issue, and now, one of his institutional supporters, the Communication Workers of America, is launching Read More
Billy Talen’s outburst at last night debate got him ejected within a matter of moments. Talen, a not-serious
In Thompson’s latest filing, he raised $35,791.00. He got the maximum contribution of $4,950 from only one donor: Representative Charlie Rangel's campaign committee.
In the year since Michael Bloomberg announced he wanted to extend term limits and seek re-election, Thompson has gotten 34 contributions of $4,950.
One Read More
Bill Thompson said his “eight is enough” campaign slogan isn’t just a whack at Michael Bloomberg, but also a campaign promise.
“When I am elected, I believe I should only serve for two terms,” Thompson said at a rally this afternoon on the City Hall steps where he was endorsed by Read More
Bill Thompson's campaign sent out this video marking the one-year anniversary of Michael Bloomberg's announcement that he would seek to extend term limits.
Thompson has seized on this issue and made it one of his major talking points, invoking it at nearly every public event.
(Though a number of incumbents who Read More