Congressional Candidate Links Incumbent to Rob Ford

Tim Bishop, Barack Obama and Rob Ford in the ad. (Screengrab: YouTube)
Tim Bishop, Barack Obama and Rob Ford in the ad. (Screengrab: YouTube)

In what might be considered a bit of a stretch, Long Island congressional hopeful George Demos is connecting the Democratic incumbent, Tim Bishop, to infamous Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who recently admitted to smoking crack and has been caught in a bizarre spiral of over-the-top behavior since. Continue reading “Congressional Candidate Links Incumbent to Rob Ford”

New Lhota Ad Features Evil-Looking de Blasio, Biker Gangs

Bill de Blasio laughs as riots occur.
Bill de Blasio laughs as riots occur–a scene from the ad.

With polls set to open in less than 14 hours, Joe Lhota released a new online ad this afternoon that doubles down on his core message that, if elected, Democrat Bill de Blasio will usher in a new crime wave across the five boroughs. Continue reading “New Lhota Ad Features Evil-Looking de Blasio, Biker Gangs”

Sephardic-Backed Group Joins the de Blasio Bandwagon

One of the ads supporting Bill de Blasio.
One of the ads supporting Bill de Blasio.

An independent expenditure effort reportedly backed by real estate interests in southern Brooklyn’s Sephardic Jewish community is now running last-minute ads on behalf of Bill de Blasio’s mayoral campaign.

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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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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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‘Child Prostitution Promoter’: Mailer Attacks Candidate for Craigslist Founder’s Support

One side of the mailer.
One side of the mailer.

Well, that escalated quickly.

Anonymous mailers currently being circulated on the Upper East Side attack City Council candidate Ben Kallos for being endorsed by Craig Newmark, the founder of Craigslist–or in the words of the mailer, “a child prostitution promoter”–among other charges. Continue reading “‘Child Prostitution Promoter’: Mailer Attacks Candidate for Craigslist Founder’s Support”