crossing the aisle
Mayor Bill de Blasio took his infamous “dad humor” to The Daily Show this evening, where he took jabs at the Upper East Side and his predecessor Michael Bloomberg, and proved he could eat pizza like a normal New Yorker: with his hands, according to a mayoral pool report.
“What else could we do to the Upper East Side?” asked host Jon Stewart, who earlier had joked about the new mayor shipping snow to the tony neighborhood, where some residents complained about cleanup after last month’s second major snowstorm.
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Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota is trying to cut into rival Bill de Blasio’s commanding lead with a new ad that squarely targets Democratic voters.
Anthony Weiner, whose mayoral bid imploded following revelations that he’d continued sexting long after his resignation from Congress, was already plotting a Plan B more than six months before he lost his bid for Gracie Mansion, sources said.
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.
Mayoral contender Anthony Weiner is set to hit the airwaves Monday with his first televised ad, which he sent out to his supporters early this morning.
“Our campaign has had policy speeches, idea books and lots of community meetings. Now we have a TV commercial. The first look is yours,” Mr. Weiner wrote in a post-midnight email to supporters titled, “Sneak Preview.”
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Anthony Weiner isn’t going to quit the mayor’s race because this is New York.
“I know that there are newspaper editors and other politicians that say, ‘Boy, I wish that guy Weiner would quit,’” Mr. Weiner says in a new ad posted on his campaign website. “They don’t know New York. They certainly don’t know me. ‘Quit’ isn’t the way we roll in New York City.”
As a new poll shows her again leading the mayor’s race, Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s campaign is going up on the air with the first ad of the Democratic primary.
Texas Governor Rick Perry returned home to Texas to “reassess” his campaign after his fifth place finish in the Iowa caucus Tuesday night. Though he left the campaign trail, Mr. Perry hasn’t decided to give up just yet. He released a 30 second ad in South Carolina today highlighting his bonafides as a traditional family man as part of a last stand in the Palmetto State.
“This TV ad highlights Gov. Perry’s perfect-for-South-Carolina status as a principled conservative, man of faith and proud military veteran,” Perry campaign communications director Ray Sullivan said in a statement announcing the ad.
Gubernatorial girlfriend Sandra Lee cemented her status as a true domestic diva with her Halloween specials that premiered on the Food Network yesterday. “Sandra Lee’s Halloween Wonderland” featured over ten elaborate costume wardrobe and “magic mushrooms.”