De Blasio’s Hillary Fund-Raiser Expected to Bring More Than $1 Million

Hillary Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative  (Photo: MEHDI TAAMALLAH/AFP/Getty Images)
Hillary Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative (Photo: MEHDI TAAMALLAH/AFP/Getty Images)

Bill de Blasio’s fund-raiser tonight with Hillary Clinton is expected to bring in over $1 million for his mayoral campaign, according to a source with knowledge  of the the sum–and Mr. de Blasio couldn’t be more thrilled.

The Democratic front-runner gushed on and on about the former secretary of state at a press conference this morning, declaring “there’s literally no one more respected in this country.” Continue reading “De Blasio’s Hillary Fund-Raiser Expected to Bring More Than $1 Million”

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”

Would-Be Child Molester Campaigns For His ‘Friend’ Tom Allon’s Mayoral Bid

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Tom Allon

Timothy McDarrah, a former New York Post editor who was convicted of soliciting sex online from an undercover FBI agent posing as a 13-year-old girl in 2006 sent an email to friends and former business associates yesterday announcing his support for local media mogul Tom Allon’s mayoral bid. Mr. McDarrah’s message, which was addressed to “my fellow Americans,” included an invite to a fundraiser for Mr. Allon at the Woolworth Tower Kitchen next month.

“Tom Allon and I were high school and grad school classmates, and have been friends for over 30 years. I simply feel we could use a guy like him in City Hall,” Mr. McDarrah wrote. “Do some research, get to know him, cover his campaign. If you live in New York and vote, please consider pulling the lever for Tom in 2013.” Continue reading “Would-Be Child Molester Campaigns For His ‘Friend’ Tom Allon’s Mayoral Bid”

President Obama Parties With Jay-Z and Beyoncé

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Beyonce and Jay-Z at President Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2009.

Hip-hop’s biggest power couple, Jay-Z and Beyoncé, held a fundraiser for President Barack Obama tonight at Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club in Manhattan. In his speech at the event, Mr. Obama discussed his daughters’ love for the musicians and what he and Jay-Z have in common.

“Let me just begin by saying to Jay and Bey, thank you so much for your friendship. We are so grateful. Michelle and Malia and Sasha are mad at me because they are not here,” Mr. Obama said. “That doesn’t usually happen. Usually they’re like, we’re glad you’re going–we don’t need to go. But every time they get a chance to see these two they are thrilled, partly because they are just both so generous, particularly to my kids. And Malia and Sasha just love both of them.” Continue reading “President Obama Parties With Jay-Z and Beyoncé”

Charlie Rangel Calls Romney’s 47% Rant ‘Ridiculous,’ Untrue and Amoral

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Charlie Rangel (Photo: NY1)

Congressman Charles Rangel is the latest Democrat to pile on Mitt Romney after Mother Jones released a blockbuster secret video of one of the Republican candidate’s fundraisers in which he characterized President Barack Obama’s supporters as the “forty seven percent of Americans” who “pay no income tax,” suggested he’d have an easier chance of winning the White House if he was Mexican and called peace between Israelis and Palestinians “almost unthinkable,” among other controversial remarks.

Mr. Rangel issued a statement slamming Mr. Romney’s comments this afternoon describing them as “ridiculous,” far from the truth and amoral considering Mr. Romney’s own income tax situation.   Continue reading “Charlie Rangel Calls Romney’s 47% Rant ‘Ridiculous,’ Untrue and Amoral”

Allen West Is Not Coming to New York to Go Clubbing

 Allen West Is Not Coming to New York to Go Clubbing
Allen West (Photo: West.House.gov)

Conservative Florida Congressman Allen West is having a fundraiser in New York City October 1, however, in spite of what the invitation says, he won’t be holding the event in a Meatpacking District nightclub that is at least a decade past its heyday, Lotus. The official invite for the luncheon says it will be held at “The Lotus Club,” which has been closed for years. Mr. West’s event is actually being held at The Lotos Club, a private “literary club” on the Upper East Side. Continue reading “Allen West Is Not Coming to New York to Go Clubbing”

Romney Motorcade Mobbed by Orthodox Jewish Wedding Guests

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Mitt Romney (Photo: Getty)

Mitt Romney’s motorcade ran into an interesting obstacle before a fundraiser this evening in Lakewood, N.J. Lake Terrace, the venue for Mr. Romney’s event, was also being used by an Orthodox Jewish wedding party and, according to a pool report filed by Yahoo’s Holly Bailey, the guests at the nuptials became rather excited when Mr. Romney’s motorcade arrived.

“As we turned into Lake Terrace, the motorcade drove past an Orthodox Jewish wedding party that had been posing for pictures outside. Immediately, the family abandoned the bride and groom and began chasing Romney’s car in the parking lot, waving cameras,” Ms. Bailey wrote. Continue reading “Romney Motorcade Mobbed by Orthodox Jewish Wedding Guests”