Reshma Saujani Says She Will Run for Office Again

Reshma Saujani. (Photo: Getty)
Reshma Saujani. (Photo: Getty)

For Reshma Saujani, the third time may be the charm. 

The one-time candidate for public advocate said this weekend that she definitely plans to seek elected office again, but declined to say which position she plans to run for. Continue reading “Reshma Saujani Says She Will Run for Office Again”

Reshma Saujani Says She’s Running the Show This Time Around

Reshma Saujani. (Photo: Facebook)
Reshma Saujani. (Photo: Facebook)

Last time Reshma Saujani ran for office, it didn’t go so well. The former deputy public advocate and Girls Who Code founder spent more per vote than billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg, but finished with just 19 percent in her 2010 primary challenge against Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney.

And even today, she continues to face flak for taking on a popular incumbent, which was painted most recently by one of her opponents as an anti-feminist move.

But Ms. Saujani, 37, said this time around, as she campaigns for public advocate, it’s a very different story.

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Nobody Knows Who’s Running for Public Advocate

The candidates for public advocate. (Screenshot: NBC4)
The candidates for public advocate. (Screenshot: NBC4)

It’s the position first in line to succeed the mayor, but the vast majority of voters have no idea who’s running.

Only 20 percent of likely Democratic primary voters were able to correctly name a single candidate running to be the city’s next public advocate, according to the latest Quinnipiac poll. And of the few who said they could name a candidate, seven percent named someone who’s not actually in the running.

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Reshma Saujani Jumps on the Policy Book Bandwagon

Reshma Saujani (Photo: Facebook)
Reshma Saujani (Photo: Facebook)

Just like several of the leading mayoral contenders, public advocate candidate Reshma Saujani has a new policy book.

Ms. Saujani’s booklet, released today, is similar in format to those released by Gracie Mansion hopefuls Anthony Weiner and Christine Quinn and lists initiatives on a handful of major topics, including jobs, education housing and government reform.

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Reshma Saujani Pulls ‘Combat Domestic Violence’ Campaign Ads After Criticism

One of the controversial ads. (Photo: Twitter/quinnraymond)
One of the controversial ads. (Photo: Twitter/quinnraymond)

That was quick.

Shortly after ads appeared today urging New Yorkers to “Combat Domestic Violence” by giving contributions to Reshma Saujani’s campaign for public advocate, the order was given to take them down.

The web ads, which ask for $10 contributions “to help Reshma advocate for victims of domestic violence,” raised eyebrows across the internet, with one Twitter user calling them “the tackiest ad of the campaign cycle.” Continue reading “Reshma Saujani Pulls ‘Combat Domestic Violence’ Campaign Ads After Criticism”

Reshma Saujani Picks Up Southeastern Queens Support

Reshma Saujani with William Scarborough and Gregory Meeks. (Photo: Saujani campaign)
Reshma Saujani with William Scarborough and Gregory Meeks. (Photo: Saujani campaign)

Parts of southeastern Queens may have bucked the county’s Democratic establishment in various races this year, but in the contest for public advocate, at least some local officials are falling into line.

In an announcement involving a whole host of pols, Congressman Gregory Meeks and Assemblyman William Scarborough, both legislators hailing from the borough’s predominately black neighborhoods, endorsed Girls Who Code Founder Reshma Saujani as their pick to replace outgoing Public Advocate Bill de Blasio.

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Surprising Results Emerge From First Public Advocates Poll

Letitia James. (Photo: council.nyc.gov)
Letitia James. (Photo: council.nyc.gov)

In a showing that left many political insiders scratching their heads, popular City Councilwoman Letitia James and newcomer Catherine Guerriero are neck-and-neck in the race for public advocate, according to the first formal poll of the the one competitive citywide race besides mayor.

According to the Wall Street Journal/NBC New York/Marist survey released last night, Ms. James, a Brooklyn councilwoman, is leading with 17 percent of the Democratic vote, statistically tied with Ms. Guerriero, a professor, with 16 percent.

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