Latest Poll Confirms Huge de Blasio Lead

Bill de Blasio, Democratic candidate for mayor of New York City.
A smiling Bill de Blasio. (Photo: Getty)

Democrat Bill de Blasio remains far ahead of his Republican challenger, according to the latest poll of the mayor’s race

The presumptive Democratic nominee leads his GOP rival Joe Lhota 66 percent to 25 percent, according to the latest Quinnipiac poll released this afternoon. Continue reading “Latest Poll Confirms Huge de Blasio Lead”

Adolfo Carrión: ‘Let the Real Campaign for New York’s Future Begin!’

Adolfo Carrion (Photo:.Facebook/AdolfoCarrionNYC
Adolfo Carrión. (Photo: Facebook)

With the the Democratic and Republican tickets now settled, third-party contender Adolfo Carrión Jr. is ready to jump into the fray.

In a harshly-worded statement this afternoon, the former Bronx Borough President and Independence Party candidate slamming his rivals, Democrat Bill de Blasio and Republican Joe Lhota as “divisive” and “out-of-touch” and claiming they represent the “politics of neglect.”

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Adolfo Carrión Raises Less Than $20,000 in Latest Period

Adolfo Carrión Jr. (Photo: carrion2013.com)
Adolfo Carrión Jr. (Photo: carrion2013.com)

Mayoral candidate Adolfo Carrión Jr. raised just $18,000 over the latest fundraising period, his campaign announced on Monday.

Mr. Carrión, who is running on the Independence Party ticket, still has more than $530,000 cash on-hand–enough to keep him in the race. But the total, raised from March 12 through May 11, is less than the numbers put up by many City Council candidates and is a sure a blow for the former Bronx Borough President’s bid for the top job in City Hall.

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Carrion’s GOP Prospects Dim as Bronx Republican Party Endorses Joe Lhota for Mayor

Joe Lhota (Photo: NY1.com)
Joe Lhota (Photo: NY1.com)

In a serious blow to Adolfo Carrión’s chances of running on the GOP line, the Bronx County Republican Party is backing Joe Lhota for mayor. Mr. Lhota’s campaign announced the endorsement this afternoon with a statement that included a quote from Bronx GOP chair Jay Savino, who met with Mr. Lhota along with the rest of the county party’s executive committee Monday night.

“After an open and honest exchange it was our conclusion that Joe Lhota is the most qualified candidate in this race,” Mr. Savino said. “His proven leadership, in and outside of government, is exactly what New York City needs.” Continue reading “Carrion’s GOP Prospects Dim as Bronx Republican Party Endorses Joe Lhota for Mayor”

Tom Allon Is Dropping Out of the Mayor’s Race

Tom Allon (Photo: Facebook)
Tom Allon (Photo: Facebook)

A little over five months after he announced a “fusion candidacy” for mayor on the Liberal and Republican party lines, Tom Allon, CEO of the local newspaper chain Manhattan Media, is ending his bid for City Hall. Mr. Allon announced his decision in a statement that attributed the decision to his direct acquisition of Manhattan Media’s political news organization, City and State Media.

“When I decided to enter the mayoral race in July, 2011, I had a deep desire to lead this wonderful and unique city and to finally fix our crumbling public education system, the single greatest cause of New York City’s jobs crisis and increasing inequality in the five boroughs,” Mr. Allon said. Continue reading “Tom Allon Is Dropping Out of the Mayor’s Race”