The Working Families Party is enlisting help to put pressure on Michael Bloomberg for his refusal to accept an invitation to participate in a debate.
The WFP, one of the debate organizers, has launched an online petition saying the mayoral campaign is “already overloaded” with sound bites, and notes that Read More
Michael Blooomberg’s campaign is not committing to attending a debate being organized by the Working Families Party, El Diario/La Prensa and the Amsterdam News.
The date, time and location for the event have not been specified. But in a letter signed by the heads of the three groups which Read More
Whether they coordinated their timing or not, Comptroller Bill Thompson and Councilman Tony Avella arrived in convenient succession last night at a New York University auditorium, getting a politically influential audience of gay and lesbian Democrats to themselves for an hour each.
They didn’t have to deal with erstwhile Democratic Read More
Speaking in Manhattan last night, City Comptroller and mayoral candidate Bill Thompson said that he’s already defeated one well-funded opponent in a citywide race, and that he will again.
Standing in front of a room full of Democrats on the Lower East Side, Thompson portrayed Michael Bloomberg as an out-of-touch defender Read More
Long-shot mayoral candidate and City Councilman Tony Avella got the same number of votes as his not-so-long-shot primary opponent, City Comptroller Bill Thompson, among voting members of a Brooklyn Democratic club last night.
The very left-of-center Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats decided to make no endorsement in the Read More
Queens Borough President Helen Marshall said she’ll be supporting whoever is the Democratic mayoral candidate, but said she thinks independent Michael Bloomberg “should have tried to go for the Democratic designation too.”
Marshall was speaking to me at an event in Sunnyside where Bloomberg was addressing a local chamber of commerce last Read More
Bill Thompson’s campaign reached out to the long-shot Democrat they’re expected to defeat in the September primary and asked if he’d support their effort to have the Campaign Finance Board prematurely loosen spending limits for Thompson.
City Councilman Tony Avella said he was approached about a week ago by Thompson aide Larry Laufer–who helped Read More
Now that his major Democratic primary opponent is, it would seem, basically out of the way, Bill Thompson is focusing on a new opponent: the city Campaign Finance Board.
Thompson aides have recently been speaking more openly about their desire to start raising money for the general election before Read More
Bill Thompson said he was “surprised” that Anthony Weiner told supporters he’s still considering the wisdom of entering the mayor’s race.
At 1 Centre Street after a press conference in which Thompson advocated an extension of the film tax credit, I asked him about Weiner’s explanation for reconsidering whether or not to run–that Read More
Michael Bloomberg’s job approval rating dropped seven percentage points to its lowest point in four years, but he still holds a commanding lead over his Democratic opponents, according to a Marist poll released today.
Fifty-two percent of voters say Bloomberg is doing an excellent or good job, while 47 percent saying Read More