Gloria Steinem Joins Women’s Groups to Push Melissa Mark-Viverito

Gloria Steinem and other women's rights activists rallied today for Melissa Mark-Viverito.
Gloria Steinem and other women’s rights activists rallied today for Melissa Mark-Viverito.

Feminist icon Gloria Steinem and other prominent women leaders and council members gathered on the steps of City Hall today to endorse Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito for city council speaker.

With just under three weeks to go until the City Council’s 51 incoming members cast their ballots, Ms. Mark Viverito, who has already claimed victory in the race, is trying to build momentum for her candidacy and shut out her chief rival, Dan Garodnick, who still maintains he has time to change members’ minds. Continue reading “Gloria Steinem Joins Women’s Groups to Push Melissa Mark-Viverito”

Joe Lhota Still Touting Newspapers’ Primary Endorsements

Joe Lhota's Twitter background. (Photo:
Joe Lhota’s Twitter background. (Photo: @joelhota4mayor)

Joe Lhota is still touting old endorsements in the mayor’s race.

Up until yesterday, Mr. Lhota’s campaign’s Twitter page prominently featured endorsements from the city’s three largest newspapers, even though they only backed him in the September 10 Republican primary when he was up against John Catsimatidis and George McDonald–not the November election. Continue reading “Joe Lhota Still Touting Newspapers’ Primary Endorsements”

Bill de Blasio Blasts Joe Lhota’s Economic Plan

"Team Flushing" in Queens today.
“Team Flushing” in Queens today.

Mayoral front-runner Bill de Blasio today accused his Republican opponent, Joe Lhota, of putting forward a “fiscally irresponsible” plan that would cost the city billions in tax breaks.

Speaking to reporters at a Queens endorsement event, Mr. de Blasio–who is far ahead in the polls–said that Mr. Lhota’s economic plan would bring big benefits to the city’s wealthiest.

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DC37 Reverses No-Endorsement Policy for Brooklyn D.A.’s Race

Ken Thompson's campaign kickoff. (Photo:
Ken Thompson’s campaign kickoff. (Photo:

The city’s largest municipal labor union has reversed its long-standing precedent against endorsing in district attorney’s races, using a special waiver today to endorse Ken Thompson over incumbent Charles “Joe” Hynes for Brooklyn’s top law-enforcement job.

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Bill de Blasio Dismisses ‘Silly’ Marxist Accusations

Bill de Blasio being endorsed by John Liu.
Bill de Blasio being endorsed by John Liu.

Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio this afternoon laughed off accusations leveled by his Republican rival that his ideas are “directly out of the Marxist playbook,” calling the charges “silly.” Continue reading “Bill de Blasio Dismisses ‘Silly’ Marxist Accusations”

Clintons Endorse Bill de Blasio

(Photo: Getty)
(Photo: Getty)

Bill and Hillary Clinton are officially backing Bill de Blasio for mayor.

In a joint statement issued by their respective spokesmen, the former president and secretary of state praised the expected Democratic nominee, saying they were “proud” of his primary campaign and “behind him” as he moves on to the general election against Republican Joe Lhota.

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