Mayoral Candidates Tout Petitioning Totals

Republican John Catsimatidis and his petitions. (Photo: twitter.com/JCats2013)
Republican John Catsimatidis and his petitions. (Photo: twitter.com/JCats2013)

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and Comptroller John Liu may be struggling to gain traction in the polls, but they’re besting their competition when it comes to petition signatures.

As observers wonder whether newly-minted candidate Eliot Spitzer will even be able to gather the nearly 4,000 signatures he needs to make it on the primary ballot, the city’s mayoral candidates began submitting their piles of petition forms to the city’s Board of Elections Tuesday afternoon–and it appears Mr. de Blasio and Mr. Liu are leading the pack.

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Trash Talk Dominates Christine Quinn’s Upper East Side Campaign Stop

Christine Quinn petitioning on the Upper East Side. (Photo: Jill Colvin)
Christine Quinn petitioning today.

Garbage politics is continuing to dominate the mayor’s race.

Indeed, Council Speaker Christine Quinn is set to defend the controversial East 91st Street waste transfer station in an aggressive speech later this morning, and during a 7 a.m. petitioning stop on the Upper East Side, the mayoral candidate was bombarded with questions about the project, which she staunchly supports, despite residents’ fervent opposition.

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