Christine Quinn Calls Ray Kelly After Intern Faints at Event

Christine Quinn tends to the fallen intern. (Photo: Holly Bailey/Yahoo News)
Christine Quinn tends to the fallen intern. (Photo: Holly Bailey/Yahoo News)

City Council Speaker and mayoral candidate Christine Quinn was forced to call Police Commissioner Ray Kelly personally for help after an 18-year-old intern reportedly fainted in the heat at a press conference in Williamsburg.

According to reporters on the scene, Ms. Quinn was about half an hour into an event marking the seventh anniversary of the city’s Fair Solid Waste Management Plan when one of City Councilwoman Diana Reyna’s interns fainted and hit her head on the pavement.

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Charles Barron Making Mayoral Endorsements Far From Home

Charles Barron (Photo: Getty)
Charles Barron (Photo: Getty)

Outspoken Councilman Charles Barron is backing John Liu in the New York City mayoral election this year and he’s also getting involved in races out of state. On Tuesday, Mr. Barron served on the host committee of a Soho fundraiser for Chokwe Lumumba, who is running for mayor in Jackson Mississippi. Mr. Lumumba is an attorney and City Council member whom Mr. Barron said he has known for years through their work in activist circles.

“Chokwe Lumumba is a long-time friend and freedom fighter,” Mr. Barron told Politicker at a forum on stop-and-frisk last night in Brooklyn. “He got elected to the City Council in Jackson, Mississippi, which is, you know, a majority-black population town. There’s seven Council Members. So it’s good to see black, strong, conscious people getting involved in the electoral arena. And [when] he becomes mayor of Jackson Mississippi–that’s going to be a historic moment.” Continue reading “Charles Barron Making Mayoral Endorsements Far From Home”

Cory Booker’s Spiritual Reading List

Cory Booker with his holy books at his side. (Photo: YouTube)
Cory Booker with his holy books at his side. (Photo: YouTube)

When he announced his plans to “explore” a Senate campaign earlier today Newark Mayor Cory Booker had a stack of holy books at his side. Mr. Booker’s reading list included five books from four different religions. Continue reading “Cory Booker’s Spiritual Reading List”

Cory Booker Plans to ‘Explore’ Senate Bid

Cory Booker (Photo: Getty)
Cory Booker (Photo: Getty)

Earlier this month, Newark Mayor Cory Booker said he would decide whether to run for governor of New Jersey or the Senate seat currently occupied by 88-year-old Democrat Frank Lautenberg by this weekend. Initial speculation had Mr. Booker set to challenge incumbent Republican Governor Chris Christie, however in the past week, there were mounting rumors Mr. Booker would instead run for Senate including one from our sister site PolitickerNJ that directly proceeded the mayor’s announcement. Mr. Booker finally made it official with a statement and video released to his approximately 1.3 million Twitter followers this morning in which he revealed he will finish out his second term in Newark rather than getting involved in the governor’s race and will “explore” running for Mr. Lautenberg’s seat in 2014.

“Let there be no doubt, I will complete my full second term as mayor,” said Mr. Booker in his statement. “As for my political future, I will explore the possibility of running for The United States Senate in 2014.” Continue reading “Cory Booker Plans to ‘Explore’ Senate Bid”

Cory Booker Is Keeping His Options Open Online

Cory Booker (Photo: YouTube)
Cory Booker (Photo: YouTube)

According to a Wall Street Journal report, Newark Mayor Cory Booker is now considering a 2014 run for the Senate seat currently occupied by 88-year-old Frank Lautenberg after mounting speculation he would challenge incumbent New Jersey Governor Chris Christie next year. On the internet, a close advisor to Mr. Booker has prepped for both a gubernatorial campaign and Senate bid. Records show Mr. Booker’s fundraising advisor and former City Hall staffer Bari Mattes has purchased the web domains for both “BookerForSenate” and BookerForGovernor.

Update (3:48 p.m.): Ms. Mattes has also registered “CoryBookerForPresident.com.” Continue reading “Cory Booker Is Keeping His Options Open Online”

Cory Booker: ‘I May Have to Be Hospitalized With Caffeine Withdrawal’

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(Photo: Getty)

Newark Mayor Cory Booker, known for single-handedly protecting constituents from burning flames, blizzard obstructions and crime, is currently attempting to live on a limited budget to better understand how food stamp recipients live their day-to-day lives. It may be the so-called “super mayor’s” most difficult feat yet. Why? “Caffeine withdrawal.”

“You make tough choices,” Mr. Booker explained after his first day under the self-imposed budgetary restrictions. “The tough choice I have to live with this week is that I used my money to buy a lot of different things, but not caffeine. So I’m going to go this week without coffee, without Diet Pepsi, Diet Coke, which is going to be the first week of my life I can ever actually remember doing that.”

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