City Hall Horse Race: The Fame Monster Edition

It’s time for the latest installment of our weekly scorecard for next year’s potential mayoral candidates, rating how they’ve been doing in recent days. Overall, the candidates seemed generally pretty active on the issues they cared about, with the biggest change possibly being a Wall Street Journal report discussing Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s feelings and meetings with the candidates. But at Politicker, we’re really just interested in Lady Gaga. That’s something you’re just going to have to deal with.

Here’s our highlights:

Scott Stringer‘s week started off poor with that report discussing his possible interest in running for comptroller. However, he was tweeted by Lady Gaga. Now he has countless new followers and even more headlines. Could a Little Monster finally occupy Gracie Mansion?

John Liu has been engaged in a number of issues recently, including energy, education and reforming the NYPD to allow Sikh turbans in blue. But even better, Mr. Liu got to attend Talib Kweli’s big police reform rally. We do or die, like Bed-Stuy through the red sky.

Bill de Blasio continued being out there on his own proposals, including sexual harassment legislation, pestering the city’s lackluster Board of Elections, and–even better–pestering front-runner Christine Quinn over the City Council’s paid sick day bill.

Billy Thompson‘s week must have involved something, right? We’re trying to remember. A check of his public schedule showed an anti-bad people press conference and a keynote speech at the Indo-American Engineers and Architects Annual Gala.

Christine Quinn would have probably preferred if Dan Garodnick didn’t do that whole “water down progressive-backed legislation I oppose to make it even more business-friendly” thing. Also, ideally, the mayor would stop hinting his support for her until after the primary.

Tom Allon. Not to toot our own headline horn, but this one was a doozy. Mr. Allon countered by saying, “I welcome all endorsements (and votes) from all New Yorkers.” Might a Rikers Island voter registration drive be in the works?

City Hall Horse Race: The Fame Monster Edition