New Quinn Ad Touts Newspaper Endorsement Triple Play

A scene from the ad.
A scene from the ad.

That was fast.

Less than half a day after copies of The New York Post shipped out across the city with its reluctant endorsement of her mayoral campaign on the cover, Council Speaker Christine Quinn is out with a new ad touting her support from the city’s three big daily papers.

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Airwaves Heat Up in Republican Mayoral Contest

A scene from the new Catsimatidis ad.
A scene from the new Catsimatidis ad.

With just over two weeks to go before they face off in the September 10 Republican primary, John Catsimatidis and Joe Lhota have taken their battle to the air.

Mr. Catsimatidis, a billionaire who is self-financing his campaign, recently suggested that he would avoid dropping “nuclear bombs”–his word for attack ads–unless his GOP rival, Mr. Lhota, went negative first. But it seems Mr. Catsimatidis has decided to drop them anyway.

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Bill Thompson Launches Ad Blasting Bill de Blasio’s Ad

A scene from the ad.
A scene from the ad.

Bill Thompson, who has repeatedly called on mayoral rival Bill de Blasio to take down his “lying” television commercial, is officially taking his request to the airwaves.

In the first critical ad of the Democratic primary, Mr. Thompson again declares that Mr. de Blasio’s spot “lies” when it claims the public advocate is the “only” candidate who will “end a stop-and-frisk era that targets minorities.”

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Christine Quinn Goes for Compassion in Second TV Spot

A scene from the ad. (Photo: YouTube)
A scene from the ad. (Photo: YouTube)

Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s mayoral campaign released its second television commercial this morning–and it tacks in a different direction from the first.

Instead of Ms. Quinn touting her various policy initiatives while proclaiming herself the candidate of the middle class, the new ad features Levia Preito, whose 24-year-old son passed away while waiting for insurance coverage.

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Bill de Blasio Hitting the Airwaves Tomorrow

Bill de Blasio.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Bill de Blasio. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio is set to hit the airwaves tomorrow with the first ad buy of his mayoral race.

Mr. de Blasio, whose campaign appears to be gaining momentum as the clock ticks toward primary day, has been working to re-introduce himself to voters in the wake of Anthony Weiner’s latest sexting scandal, which appears to have given him an opening in the polls.

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Anthony Weiner: ‘Quit Isn’t the Way We Roll in New York City’

Anthony Weiner in the ad.
Anthony Weiner in the ad.

Anthony Weiner isn’t going to quit the mayor’s race because this is New York.

“I know that there are newspaper editors and other politicians that say, ‘Boy, I wish that guy Weiner would quit,'” Mr. Weiner says in a new ad posted on his campaign website. “They don’t know New York. They certainly don’t know me. ‘Quit’ isn’t the way we roll in New York City.”

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Democrats Prepare to Hit the Airwaves

Daniel Squadron.
Daniel Squadron.
State Senator Daniel Squadron is flexing his fund-raising advantage in the public advocate’s race by making “a high six-figure buy, very high” for cable and broadcast commercials, according to a Democratic source.

The source further labeled it a “down payment” and “just the first round” of purchases for the final week before the election, suggesting there will be more.

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