‘Child Prostitution Promoter’: Mailer Attacks Candidate for Craigslist Founder’s Support

One side of the mailer.
One side of the mailer.

Well, that escalated quickly.

Anonymous mailers currently being circulated on the Upper East Side attack City Council candidate Ben Kallos for being endorsed by Craig Newmark, the founder of Craigslist–or in the words of the mailer, “a child prostitution promoter”–among other charges. Continue reading “‘Child Prostitution Promoter’: Mailer Attacks Candidate for Craigslist Founder’s Support”

Kellner Mailer Urges Upper East Side to Support ‘Real Democrat’

Front side of the Kellner mailer.
Front side of the Kellner mailer.

Assemblyman Micah Kellner, who lost the Democratic primary for an Upper East Side City Council seat but is continuing his campaign on the Working Families Party line, wants voters to know he is the “real Democrat” in the race. Continue reading “Kellner Mailer Urges Upper East Side to Support ‘Real Democrat’”

Aggressive Anti-Charles Hynes Mail Hits the Streets

A new anti-Charles Hynes mailer is being unleashed.
A new anti-Charles Hynes mailer is being unleashed.

Is that the bogeyman peeking out from behind the shuttered blinds? No, that’s Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes, lurking in the shadows.

The latest literature from Mr. Hynes’s challenger, Ken Thompson, digs deep at the long-time incumbent, portraying him as a shady interloper who can’t keep Brooklynites safe.

Continue reading “Aggressive Anti-Charles Hynes Mail Hits the Streets”

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”

Lack Of Endorsement Doesn’t Stop Rangel From Using President Obama For Last Minute Appeal To Voters

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One of Charlie Rangel’s flyers featuring a photo of President Barack Obama.

President Barack Obama didn’t give Rep. Charlie Rangel an endorsement in today’s election, but that didn’t stop supporters of the longtime congressman’s re-election bid from peppering Harlem with flyers featuring a huge picture of the president embracing Mr. Rangel as voters headed to the polls. The flyer describes Mr. Rangel as “a key leader in passing Obama’s healthcare law.” Continue reading “Lack Of Endorsement Doesn’t Stop Rangel From Using President Obama For Last Minute Appeal To Voters”

Adriano Espaillat Is Livin’ Large

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Adriano Espaillat

A tipster sent The Politicker this photo of a campaign billboard for state senator and congressional hopeful Adriano Espaillat that features his face looming large over the University Heights Bridge on West 207th in Inwood.

We also obtained a bilingual mailer volunteers for Mr. Espaillat have been distributing in Washington Heights. Interestingly, Mr. Espaillat’s mailers portray his candidacy as a battle against “Tea Party Republicans,” the same strategy employed by  his main opponent in the 13th district race, incumbent Congressman Charlie Rangel.

“Adriano Espaillat, bringing back the energy we need to fight Tea Party Republicans!” the mailer says.  Continue reading “Adriano Espaillat Is Livin’ Large”