Today, political types were all about the John Edwards trial. Here’s our roundup of the day’s best Tweets from the campaign trail. Continue reading “Tweets From The Trail: Getting Bumped By John Edwards”
Wonk Room says that Mayor Bloomberg’s plan to ban large sugary drinks may actually work.
A conservative blogger asks: Is Mike Bloomberg a Sugar Nazi?, although he later clarified that it was a reference to the Soup Nazi episode of Seinfeld. “That stickler when it came to his soup was no Hitler either.” Conservative Party Senate nominee Wendy Longpledged to support the GOP nominee, while promising to be the GOP nominee.
Hakeem Jeffries dropped out of a congressional debate.
Mike Bloomberg reads 8 newspapers a day in dead-tree form.
Cameras were kicked out of the public portion of the first JCOPE meeting.
When David Axelrod gave his Boston press conference slamming Mitt Romney’s record as governor of Massachusetts this morning, he was greeted by a group of young protesters including several well dressed young volunteers from Mr. Romney’s nearby national campaign headquarters. Rick Gorka, the Romney campaign’s traveling press secretary, told The Politicker “around 75” Romney suppporters turned out to protest Mr. Axelrod.
“The main point of us being there was to welcome Mr. Axelrod to Boston and to remind reporters of Governor Romney’s record of creating jobs and balancing the budget in Massachusetts,” Mr. Gorka said. “We had some campaign volunteers … we had some supporters. It was a good group of folks who came out to help us in our project.” Continue reading “Romney Campaign Stages Anti-Axelrod Protest In Boston”
More than two months after the voters cast their ballots in the race to replace Carl Kruger in the State Senate has finally come to a close. The Republican candidate, David Storobin, has won.
“All the votes are in, disputed and otherwise. The count is fully over. David Storobin won by 16 votes,” Mr. Storobin’s campaign wrote on his Facebook page. ” The election will be officially certified on Tuesday at 1:30 pm, but there will be NO MORE counting. David Storobin is the new Senator!”
Candidates vying to replace Hizzoner at City Hall didn’t sound too inclined today to continue the policy announced today of banning large sodas at restaurants and concession stands should they win the mayoralty.
City Comptroller John Liu wondered why Mr. Bloomberg was so gung-ho about banning large sodas but reticent to require all cyclists to wear helmets. Continue reading “2013 Mayoral Candidates Skeptical Of Bloomberg Soda Ban–UPDATE”
Politico enraged much of the media this morning when it published an article accusing top competitors The New York Times and The Washington Post of biased campaign coverage, favoring President Barack Obama.
To us, it seemed like a shameless beat-sweetener. Signal to the G.O.P. that you think the other guys were unfair, the thinking goes, and then watch the Mitt Romney exclusives roll in.
At Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s press conference touting his efforts to stop the sale of large soft drinks in restaurants, one reporter in attendance brought up the interesting fact that his administration also supporting “National Donut Day” Friday and inquired as to whether that muddled the mayor’s message on the issue.
Indeed, at 9:30 a.m. Friday morning, Entenmann’s will be unveiling “Custom-made Entenmann’s large donuts, 1-foot in diameter” at Madison Square Park at the same time they unveil a “Proclamation Letter by Mayor Michael Bloomberg.”