Many of Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s harshest critics–both liberal and conservative–during the election season have softened since his win. One Democrat, however, remains a firm skeptic of the city’s next mayor. Continue reading “Albanese Still Not a de Blasio Fan”
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.
As the clock ticks down to the September 10 primary, it’s become high time the mayoral candidates address the topic of marijuana.
Yesterday, City Comptroller John Liu rolled out a proposal to legalize and regulate cannabis in the five boroughs. Mr. Liu insists, however, he has never smoked the drug and never intends to do so even if it’s legalized.
But that’s not the case for all of the Gracie Mansion hopefuls. Politicker asked the various mayoral campaigns what their respective candidates’ stances were on marijuana legalization and whether they’d ever taken a toke.
In the middle of a mayoral forum in the Bronx last night, Anthony Weiner announced, for unexplained reasons, that he would be leaving early.
The murmurs in the crowd erupted into outright disgust as a phalanx of cameramen and reporters stampeded from the second floor church room to grill Mr. Weiner on his way out, leaving the forum, once packed with media, virtually uncovered.
After former Congressman Anthony Weiner partially admitted today to allegations that he continued sexting after his 2011 resignation, one of his rivals in this year’s mayoral race has something to say.
“Unfortunately, my other opponents have danced around the issue,” former Councilman Sal Albanese declared in a statement. “I’m not going to do that. I’m calling for Anthony Weiner to do right by New Yorkers and withdraw from the race.”
Mayoral candidate Sal Albanese slammed rival Bill de Blasio for being arrested at a hospital protest earlier today, accusing the public advocate of grandstanding and even “jumping the shark.”
“Today, Bill jumped the shark. Desperate for headlines, he got himself arrested at a LICH [Long Island College Hospital] rally,” Mr. Albanese said in a blistering statement. “The nurses, doctors, and community members who have devoted their lives to saving healthcare in their neighborhoods will now be treated by the press as footnotes to a political charade.”
For the first time this election season, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has dropped from first place and is now trailing Anthony Weiner in a major poll.
The latest Wall Street Journal/NBC New York survey, conducted by Marist College and released this evening, has the former congressman leading with 25 percent of the vote in the New York City mayor’s race among registered Democrats, two years after he was forced to resign following a lewd sexting scandal. That’s up 6 points from 19 percent last month.