Lhota Defends de Blasio After Caller Labels His Kids ‘Sickening’

Joe Lhota.
Joe Lhota speaking to reporters earlier this week.

That didn’t go as planned.

Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota was forced to come to his rival’s defense this evening after a caller on his tele-town hall called Democrat Bill de Blasio’s family “sickening.” Continue reading “Lhota Defends de Blasio After Caller Labels His Kids ‘Sickening’”

#Fromentum Momentum Meets Social Media Backlash

#GoWithTheFro
The de Blasio campaign’s latest social media effort.

Fro no!

Mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio’s campaign has been bolstered by the very prominent role of his biracial family including, most notably, his 15-year-old son, Dante. But some feel that Mr. de Blasio’s campaign is going too far in capitalizing on the appeal of his son’s prominent afro.

Yesterday, the campaign released a new image intended to make the rounds on social media, with the hashtag, “GoWithTheFro.” While the media’s fascination with Dante’s hair had already raised eyebrows among some critics, the latest effort struck a nerve among many supporters.

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