Joe Lhota stumped last night in an Orthodox Jewish enclave of Queens, more whimsical than prickly in the final days of a long and bitter mayoral campaign. Read More
Cup of Joe
Joe Lhota took his mayoral campaign to Manhattan’s Chinatown yesterday, in search of votes to expand his fledgling Republican coalition.
Unlike the mad scrambles for black and Latino voters seen during primary season, few mayoral candidates focused extensively on selling themselves to the Asian community, which most observers expected to be easily captured by City Comptroller John Liu, who was vying to become the first Asian-American mayor. Read More
Joe Lhota’s campaign is fuming that Bill de Blasio, his Democratic mayoral rival, called himself a “fiscal conservative” at a business breakfast this morning.
“It’s delusional for anyone to think Bill de Blasio is a fiscal conservative. Welcome to another episode of the latest in unreality TV: Pandering Bill. He’ll say anything to anyone to get elected,” Mr. Lhota’s campaign raged in an email entitled “Bill de Blasio a fiscal conservative?!” Read More
Friends, family, dozens of senators and other officials, including Vice President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, gathered under a Park Avenue synagogue’s stained glass dome Wednesday to pay tribute to New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg, who died Monday at the age of 89.
The touching service included many moments of laughter and tears. But the highlight was the eulogy by Mr. Biden, who joked about how Mr. Lautenberg never stopped one-upping him during the 25 years they served together as close friends in the senate. Read More
At the inaugural reception earlier this afternoon, Vice President Joe Biden proved he still has the ability to go off script.
As various speakers–including President Barack Obama–stood behind the room’s podium to offer toasts, Mr. Biden offered a heap of praise on Mr. Obama before quickly announcing his toast would instead go to one of his former colleagues in the U.S. Senate, New York’s Chuck Schumer. Read More