Scott Stringer Credits ‘Disciplined’ Strategy for Poll Gains

Scott Stringer. (Photo: Getty)
Scott Stringer. (Photo: Getty)

Scott Stringer can’t claim to be completely surprised by the dramatic boost in his poll numbers over the past two weeks.

In fact, the Manhattan borough president and city comptroller candidate predicted as much–although not quite the 19-point jump displayed today–in a Wednesday interview at The New York Observer‘s Midtown office.

“Our numbers are much different than the Q poll,” he said. “We’re in a very tight race.”

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Ruben Diaz, Jr. to Robo-Call for Robert Jackson

Ruben Diaz Jr. is endorsing Robert Jackson for Manhattan borough president. (Photo: Flickr/Ruben Diaz, Jr.)
Ruben Diaz Jr. is endorsing Robert Jackson for Manhattan borough president. (Photo: Flickr/Ruben Diaz, Jr.)

Likely Manhattan voters will begin receiving rob0-calls today from Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., announcing his endorsement of Councilman Robert Jackson in the Manhattan borough presidents race.

Mr. Jackson is facing a trio of well-known challengers in his race to replace Scott Stringer: former Lower Manhattan Community Board 1 Chair Julie Menin, Upper West Side Councilwoman Gale Brewer and Upper East Side Councilwoman Jessica Lappin. As the only African-American candidate, Mr. Jackson is focusing on solidifying black and Latino support in Upper Manhattan, which he’s represented in the Council for more than a decade.

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Meet the Man Who Wants to Go From B-List Actor Manhattan BP

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Shawn Luckey’s headshot. (Photo: http://www.shawnluckey.com)

He’s a thespian and not a politician, but Da’Shawn Luckey wants to become Manhattan’s next borough president this year.

“I feel like I can offer something New York City hasn’t had in a long time,” Mr. Luckey, a southern-born actor whose personal website beckons visitors to “Enter Here to Share My Love” told Politicker. “We need someone who can show integrity and get their hands dirty … we can always try to look at what we have and try to improve upon that.” Continue reading “Meet the Man Who Wants to Go From B-List Actor Manhattan BP”

Scott Stringer’s Endless Endorsement Pile Grows With 1199

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(Photo: Getty)
While the big labor unions and elected officials have mostly stayed mum on the mayoral race so far, the same can’t be said for the citywide race for comptroller. Accordingly, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, currently unopposed, continues to amass endorsement after endorsement in his bid, a long list of which you can view below. The latest arrived today in the form of the influential 1199 SEIU.

“When it comes to fighting to make sure hard working New Yorkers have good paying jobs and access to quality healthcare, Scott has been in the corner of working families throughout his career,” George Gresham, the union’s president, said in a statement. “It is why we enthusiastically support him as the next New York City Comptroller.”

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Robert Jackson’s Manhattan Beep Bid Endorsed by the United Federation of Teachers

Councilman Robert Jackson (Photo: Facebook)
Councilman Robert Jackson (Photo: Facebook)
Councilman Robert Jackson has racked up the endorsement of the United Federation of Teachers in his bid to be Manhattan’s next borough president. UFT President Michael Mulgrew announced the endorsement, which was voted on by the members of the teacher’s union, in a statement today.

“For more than 30 years, Robert Jackson has fought for New York City’s public school children and has been their champion and advocate,” Mr. Mulgrew said. “He understands personally the power of education and has fought to make sure every child has the chance for the best education possible.” Continue reading “Robert Jackson’s Manhattan Beep Bid Endorsed by the United Federation of Teachers”

Scott Stringer Locks Down AFL-CIO Endorsement

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(Photo: Getty)

Scott Stringer may be unopposed so far in his bid to be the city’s next comptroller, but that doesn’t mean he’s slowing down.

To wit, Mr. Stringer’s campaign rolled out the endorsement of the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO this afternoon, a labor body that represents 1.3 million members, placing a further marker down as he seeks to lock up the Democratic nomination and bash his eventual Republican opponent.

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Team Espaillat Backs Julie Menin for Manhattan Borough President

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(Photo: Getty)

The race for Manhattan Borough President this year continued to heat up today, with former community board chairwoman Julie Menin rolling up endorsements from State Senator Adriano Espaillat and two other officials in his political orbit, Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez and Assemblywoman Gabriela Rosa. The current borough president, Scott Stringer, is leaving his post to run citywide for comptroller, and a competitive field of contenders has formed to replace him.

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