With Bill de Blasio now leading the mayor’s race and less than two weeks to go before the primary, his top rivals are attacking as hard as they can to try and tear him down.
The negative hit today? Lobbyists.
Following a Daily Newsreport this morning detailing Mr. de Blasio’s series of undisclosed meetings with lobbyists, including the sometimes-controversial real estate developer Extell, Mr. de Blasio’s two main Democratic opponents launched into action.
Rudy Giuliani spoke out against potential plans to close the aging Indian Point nuclear power plant at the Bronx Chamber of Commerce Irish Heritage Luncheon yesterday. Mr. Giuliani and his lobbying firm, Bracewell & Giuliani, have been hired to promote the plantby its owners, Entergy Nuclear, who are pushing for a new 20-year license to continue running the plant.
Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich went on the attack early in tonight’s NBC News National Journal Republican presidential debate in Tampa leading to a heated exchange where they argued over whether Mr. Gingrich is a former lobbyist.
“There’s a point in this process where it gets unnecessarily personal and nasty and that’s sad. The fact is, I’ve had a very long career of trying to represent the people of Georgia and, as speaker, the people of the United States. I think it’s pretty clear to say that I have never ever gone and done any lobbying,” Mr. Gingrich said. Continue reading “Newt Gingrich: ‘I Have Never, Ever Gone and Done Any Lobbying’”→
According to the American Council on Science and Health, the fuss over hydrofracking is unfounded. ACSH named the controversial natural gas drilling technique one of “the top ten unfounded health scares of 2011” in a list published this week. “To deny Americans the possibility of plentiful, cheap, and safe natural gas because of hyper-precautionary fears about ‘toxic and carcinogenic’ chemicals from hydrofracking fluid seems terribly irresponsible,” read the ACSH report.