New Pro-Casino Gaming Ads Hit Airwaves

A new ad from New York Jobs Now.
A new ad from New York Jobs Now.

Less than a week before New Yorkers will vote on whether to legalize the opening of select casinos in New York State, a large coalition with ties to the governor is blasting out two television ads supporting the referendum.

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Oneida Leaders Push Washington Redskins for a Name-Change

Ray Halbritter, representative for the Oneida Indian Nation, speaks during an event yesterday.
Ray Halbritter, representative for the Oneida Indian Nation, speaks during an event yesterday.

Representatives from the Oneida Indian Nation, a New York Native American tribe, met with officials from the Washington Redskins football team yesterday in an effort to get the team to change its name–called “a harmful racial epithet”–and mascot. Continue reading “Oneida Leaders Push Washington Redskins for a Name-Change”

Lhota Speaks Directly to Camera in Closing Pitch

Mr. Lhota speaking to voters in his new ad.
Mr. Lhota speaking to voters in his new ad.

For the first time in a televised ad, Joe Lhota is not just seen, he’s also heard.

The latest spot from the Republican candidate, who remains nearly 40 points behind his Democratic opponent with less than a week to go before Election Day, features the candidate–sounding relaxed and confident–speaking directly to voters.

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Giuliani Set to Hit Campaign Trail as Lhota Keeps Denouncing Dinkins

Joe Lhota on Good Day New York.
Joe Lhota on Good Day New York.

He remains nearly 40 points behind in the polls, but Joe Lhota keeps on swinging.

During a post-debate appearance this morning on a local radio show, the Republican mayoral candidate attacked his Democratic rival, Bill de Blasio, and once again railed against former Mayor David Dinkins, accusing the pair of divisive racial thinking.

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Morning Read: ‘I Know This Is Going to Sound Arrogant’

Joe Lhota the pumpkin. (Photo: Twitter/@JoeLhota)
Joe Lhota the pumpkin. (Photo: Twitter/@JoeLhota)

Headline of the Day: “Li’l Lhota vs. De Blasio Jr.”

Runner-Up: “What You Missed in the Final Mayoral Debate.”

The New York Times has a critical, front-page look at Bill de Blasio‘s City Council tenure, which provides “an early illustration of the deft but pragmatic politician he became: He espoused liberal ideals and struck his colleagues as good-natured and inclusive, but he was also capable of shrewd, coldblooded moves that advanced his career.” Continue reading “Morning Read: ‘I Know This Is Going to Sound Arrogant’”

De Blasio and Lhota Rehash Old Arguments in Final Debate

(Photo: Peter Foley/Pool Photographer)
The candidates during tonight’s debate. (Photo: Peter Foley/Pool Photographer)

Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota faced off in their third and final debate of the 2013 mayor’s race this evening, rehashing old arguments and trying to make their last pitches with less than a week to go before Election Day.

Throughout the debate, Mr. Lhota–who remains nearly 40 points down in public polls with Election Day looming–doubled down on his message that a Mayor de Blasio will take the city back to the bad old days of high crime.

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David Greenfield Flips Endorsement to Ken Thompson

Councilman David Greenfield endorsing Ken Thompson.
Councilman David Greenfield endorsing Ken Thompson.

After blasting Ken Thompson throughout a fiery Democratic primary for Brooklyn district attorney, Councilman David Greenfield reversed course today and endorsed him over his rival, incumbent Charles Hynes.

Speaking at a press conference called to herald the occasion, Mr. Greenfield said meetings with Mr. Thompson had changed his mind. Continue reading “David Greenfield Flips Endorsement to Ken Thompson”