New Quinn Ad Touts Newspaper Endorsement Triple Play

A scene from the ad.
A scene from the ad.

That was fast.

Less than half a day after copies of The New York Post shipped out across the city with its reluctant endorsement of her mayoral campaign on the cover, Council Speaker Christine Quinn is out with a new ad touting her support from the city’s three big daily papers.

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Airwaves Heat Up in Republican Mayoral Contest

A scene from the new Catsimatidis ad.
A scene from the new Catsimatidis ad.

With just over two weeks to go before they face off in the September 10 Republican primary, John Catsimatidis and Joe Lhota have taken their battle to the air.

Mr. Catsimatidis, a billionaire who is self-financing his campaign, recently suggested that he would avoid dropping “nuclear bombs”–his word for attack ads–unless his GOP rival, Mr. Lhota, went negative first. But it seems Mr. Catsimatidis has decided to drop them anyway.

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Bill Thompson Launches Ad Blasting Bill de Blasio’s Ad

A scene from the ad.
A scene from the ad.

Bill Thompson, who has repeatedly called on mayoral rival Bill de Blasio to take down his “lying” television commercial, is officially taking his request to the airwaves.

In the first critical ad of the Democratic primary, Mr. Thompson again declares that Mr. de Blasio’s spot “lies” when it claims the public advocate is the “only” candidate who will “end a stop-and-frisk era that targets minorities.”

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John Catsimatidis Hits Joe Lhota With Attack Ads

A scene from one of the two ads.
A scene from one of the two ads.

“$15 to cross a bridge? What was Joe Lhota thinking?”

So asks an incredulous narrator in one of two new commercials launched by Republican mayoral hopeful John Catsimatidis.

In a first, the ads take direct jabs at Mr. Catsimatidis’s GOP rival Joe Lhota; one even displays “OUTRAGED” on the screen while hitting him for raising tolls as MTA chairman.

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Christine Quinn Goes for Compassion in Second TV Spot

A scene from the ad. (Photo: YouTube)
A scene from the ad. (Photo: YouTube)

Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s mayoral campaign released its second television commercial this morning–and it tacks in a different direction from the first.

Instead of Ms. Quinn touting her various policy initiatives while proclaiming herself the candidate of the middle class, the new ad features Levia Preito, whose 24-year-old son passed away while waiting for insurance coverage.

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He’s In: Anthony Weiner Launches Run For Mayor With Video

Anthony Weiner's launches his campaign. (http://www.anthonyweiner.com)
Anthony Weiner’s launches his campaign. (http://www.anthonyweiner.com)

He’s in. After weeks of speculation, disgraced ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner has officially thrown his hat into the mayor’s race, announcing he’s running with a new video posted on his revamped campaign website at midnight on Wednesday.

“Look, I made some big mistakes. And I know I let a lot of people down. But I’ve also learned some tough lessons,” he says in the video, which opens with a family scene of the former councilman and his wife, Huma Abedin, having breakfast in their kitchen with their young son.

“I’m running for mayor ’cause I’ve been fighting for the middle class and those struggling to make it my entire life. And I hope I get a second chance to work for you,”  he says into the camera in the 2-minute, slickly-shot reel.

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New ‘Giant Margaritas’ Hip-Hop Song Blasts Bloomberg’s Soda Rules

A scene from the video. (Photo: YouTube)
Awkwafina. (Photo: YouTube)

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s regulations against large soda cups in restaurants may have been blocked by the courts, but local hip-hop artist Awkwafina is putting him on notice anyway.

“Hey Mayor Mike Bloomberg, help me understand!” she declares in a video released today. “Our giant margaritas are going to get banned. Are going to get banned … Please don’t take my freedom, my giant margarita.”

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