Headline of the Day: “Anthony Weiner’s Summer of Bright Pants Just Got a Whole Lot Darker.”
Second Place: “Pity The 2013 Political Candidates.”
The State Assembly has yet another sexual harassment controversy, the latest involves a reported cover-up of subpoenaed documents surrounding Assemblyman Micah Kellner. Also, from The New York Times: “Assemblyman Charles Lavine, the chairman of the ethics committee, is seen by many as compromised. During the investigation of Mr. Lopez, he privately urged [JCOPE] to extensively edit its investigative report.”
While Daily News sources say the latest revelations will weaken Speaker Sheldon Silver‘s hold on the chamber: “Silver’s two-decade reign over the Assembly was already weakened after his admitted mishandling of two sexual harassment complaints last year against then-Assemblyman Vito Lopez. The latest investigation could turn up the heat on the embattled speaker, insiders say.”
Plenty of outlets that don’t typically cover the comptroller’s race nevertheless featured Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer‘s recent shindig with Lena Dunham, including Women’s Wear Daily and The New Republic. “Just in case you’re worried, nobody fed me the term ‘reform-minded.’ I know that term, and I use it all the time in lovemaking situations and more,” Ms. Dunham further quipped at the event.
The Nation has made an endorsement in the mayoral race on behalf of Public Advocate Bill de Blasio: “What kind of city do we want New York to be? A city for the few, or a city for the many?” their editorial board asked. “[O]nly one candidate has offered a consistently compelling answer. That candidate is Bill de Blasio … and his commitment to reimagining the city in boldly progressive, egalitarian terms is the reason we are endorsing him for mayor.”
Mr. de Blasio is also featuring his family on the campaign trail. His son Dante de Blasio–’fro and all–personally narrates his fist television ad, which can be viewed below, and the candidate’s wife, Chirlane McCray, is a constant presence at events. “This is how we go on a date,” Mr. de blasio explained. “We campaign together.”