Former Councilman Sal Albanese, who said last month he’d be officially kicking off his campaign for mayor by December 18, announced his bid this morning. In a moderately lengthy statement on the development, Mr. Albaneese argued he is “uniquely qualified to lead a New York City that leads the world in prosperity and provides a good quality of life for all of its citizens.” Read More
That was the title of a press release from Councilman Eric Ulrich, currently campaigning for the State Senate in a district devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Read More
As you may have heard, there’s an election going on.
To help voters decide between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, the two candidates will go head-to-head in a debate tonight at the University of Denver, Colorado. The rhetorical contest will focus on domestic policy and be divided into six segments, the exact focus of which will be at the whim of moderator Jim Lehrer. Read More
Diane DiDonato-Roth, who was running a feisty primary challenge against Republican Bob Cohen as they were both seeking to replace outgoing Westchester Senator Suzi Oppenheimer, has thrown in the towel. Mr. Cohen challenged her signatures and it seems that she just didn’t meet the threshold to be on the Republican primary ballot. Notably, Ms. DiDonato-Roth’s conciliatory announcement stood out as being amazingly kind to Mr. Cohen relative to everything she’s sent out since.
“Being a shady millionaire can buy you a lot of things” Ms. DiDonato-Roth declared when Mr. Cohen first challenged her signatures in court. “Bob thinks he can buy this election… But the one thing he can’t buy is a time machine to go back into his shady past and bury all the skeleton’s he’s trying to hide from the voters of Westchester… Whether they be his corrupt relationship with the Land Lord Lobby(RSA)… The inhumane way he treats his tenants… Or the time back in 1995 when Bob was shot due to his ties to Organized Crime.” Read More
Abraham Tischler made headlines in 2010 by running in the special election to replace Simcha Felder in the City Council — despite being only 18 years old — but it looks like he might be interested in making a couple more before all is said in done. Earlier today, he quietly filed for a new State Senate seat created in heavily Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods in Brooklyn. Read More