Bill de Blasio Insists He’s Very Decisive

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Bill de Blasio at his Brooklyn campaign stop today.

Bill de Blasio says he’s decisive, no matter what the The New York Times may say to the contrary.

This morning, the paper of record ran a front-page story examining the mayoral candidate’s leadership style through the lens of how he managed Hillary Clinton’s U.S. Senate campaign and walked away somewhat unimpressed. Mr. de Blasio was labeled “frequently indecisive” and sometimes “agonizingly inefficient in a high-pressure, ever-shifting situation,” among other criticism.

But at a campaign stop in the Boro Park neighborhood of Brooklyn today, Mr. de Blasio insisted this depiction was inaccurate.

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Unions Launch Spanish Radio Ad Campaign Touting Quinn

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Christine Quinn at one of her many events touting her support in the Latino community.

A coalition of labor unions has launched a major Spanish-language radio campaign touting City Council Speaker Christine Quinn for mayor.

SEIU 32BJ, the Hotel Trades Council, the Mason Tenders District Council and Teamsters Joint Local 16 have teamed up as “Unidos para Comunidades Trabajadoras” for the one-minute spot, which touts Ms. Quinn’s record and declares: “It’s time we had a mayor who looks out for us.”

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Anthony Weiner Touts Council Work at End of Record-Touting Week

Anthony Weiner motioning to a public housing complex that went up in flames.
Anthony Weiner motioning to a public housing complex that went up in flames.

After spending weeks trying to convince voters that his personal failings were behind him and touting forward-looking policy ideas, Anthony Weiner is now showcasing his past.

The former Congressman, who has often been accused of having a lackluster legislative record, has been using each day this week to showcase his most notable accomplishments. And, it seems the list is so lengthy that Mr. Weiner had to ask a campaign aide for help remembering them all.

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McCray Dismisses Quinn’s ‘Silly’ Interpretation of ‘Children’ Comment

Bill de Blasio and Chirlane McCray
Bill de Blasio and Chirlane McCray

Chirlane McCray’s not backing down either.

Ms. McCray, the wife of mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio, last night defended controversial–and incorrectly quoted–comment she made about de Blasio rival Christine Quinn in an interview with New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd. Ms. Quinn, who is openly gay, slammed the remark  as a personal attack on her for being childless.

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Bill de Blasio Is the Target at the Latest Mayoral Debate

Bill de Blasio.
Bill de Blasio.

There was a very tall target in tonight’s mayoral debate in the form of Bill de Blasio.

The latest front-runner in the topsy-turvey race took repeated hits from his rivals at a heated debate where the candidates faced off on issues ranging from income inequality to driving while texting, with less than three weeks to go until primary day.

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Quinn’s Dad Rejoins the Campaign Trail After Being Sidelined by Injury

Larry Quinn: The Speaker's biggest fan.
Larry Quinn making his pitch to potential voters.

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s dad, sidelined for months by medical problems, returned to the campaign trail this morning just in time for his 87th birthday.

The charming Larry Quinn, often referred to as Ms. Quinn’s “not-so-secret weapon,” stopped by a senior center near Washington Square Park to stump for his daughter as the mayoral campaign enters its final, frenzied stretch.

“Well, you know, I’d like to be more mobile, but at least I’m on my feet and I don’t have an escort any longer–a paid escort!” joked Mr. Quinn as he left the center after a short visit, accompanied by Ms. Quinn’s father-in-law, Anthony Catullo. While Mr. Quinn walked a little slower than usual, with the assistance of a cane, his humor appeared perfectly in tact.

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Anthony Weiner and Bill Thompson Release Spanish TV Spots

El Futuro as seen by Anthony Weiner.
“El Futuro,” as seen by Anthony Weiner.

With less than three weeks to go until the Democratic mayoral primary, the candidates are hard at work trying to court the Latino vote.

Today, in another sign the vote remains up for grabs, former Congressman Anthony Weiner and former City Comptroller Bill Thompson both released Spanish-language television advertisements–the first of the mayor’s race.

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