Eliot Spitzer Spending Big Money on GOTV Efforts

Eliot Spitzer.
Eliot Spitzer collecting petitions signatures the day after he launched his bid. (Photo: Getty)

As it begins, so it ends.

Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer has shelled out hundreds of thousands of dollars on sophisticated Obama campaign-style micro-targeting and get-out-the-vote efforts, hiring a small army of staffers instead of exclusively relying on volunteers, to boost turnout in tomorrow’s polls.

According to city Campaign Finance Board records, Mr. Spitzer has spent just over $300,000 on get-out-the-vote efforts over the past five days. Continue reading “Eliot Spitzer Spending Big Money on GOTV Efforts”

Christine Quinn Rallies LGBT Supporters Outside Stonewall Inn

Christine Quinn, her wife, Kim Catullo, and actor Cheyenne Jackson.
Christine Quinn, her wife, Kim Catullo, and actor Cheyenne Jackson.

Hundreds of supporters of City Council Speaker Christine Quinn gathered outside the historic Stonewall Inn this evening for a get-out-the-vote rally in support of the woman who is vying to be the city’s first female and openly gay mayor.

As Ms. Quinn struggles to regain her footing just four days before the primary, the former front-runner is increasingly pointing to the historic nature of her candidacy. And the rally, with local LGBT officials, minor celebrities and gay rights activists, was intended to do just that.

Continue reading “Christine Quinn Rallies LGBT Supporters Outside Stonewall Inn”

Obama Campaign Deploys Cat Meme to Get Out the Vote in Ohio

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The Obama campaign’s cat meme mailer.

The Obama campaign is using a mailer modeled after online cat memes as part of their final get out the vote push in the crucial battleground state of Ohio. On the mailer, there is a picture of a cat peeking out from behind a laptop decorated with Ohio-themed Obama campaign stickers highlighting the push to get people to vote early.

“STOP LOOKING AT CATS ONLINE AND GO VOTE,” text on the flyer says. Continue reading “Obama Campaign Deploys Cat Meme to Get Out the Vote in Ohio”