Manhattan Media C.E.O. Tom Allon, an underdog candidate in the Democratic primary for mayor in 2013, is setting the bar high for his media availability tomorrow. In a mysterious press release sent out this afternoon, Mr. Allon’s campaign vowed to make an announcement that will do no less than “change the Democratic Primary contest and the election for Mayor in 2013.” Read More
A couple weeks ago, The Politicker reported GOP Congressman Michael Grimm’s petitions for the Independence Party line on the ballot were being challenged by lawyers working for his Democratic opponent, Mark Murphy. And, earlier this afternoon, the Board of Elections unanimously sided with Mr. Murphy and officially booted Mr. Grimm off the line, which will now be blank in November.
It’s fairly uncommon for sitting incumbents to lose third party lines as they tend to have the resources and the operations to easily gather a sufficient number of signatures. Indeed, Mr. Grimm’s campaign expressed a lot of confidence when the general objection to his signatures first emerged, suggesting the story was the product of “a slow news day.” Read More