"A lot of people in public life lose their moorings," he said later. "The more successful they become, or because of the people who support them and the donors or one thing or another — people lose their way. It's very easy. You have a better chance of actually staying true to yourself if you stay connected to where you began: to your family, to your neighborhood, to the things you believe in."(1)
A few notes about the poll showing "Ray Kelly Can Win" [Azi Paybarah]
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn won't talk about retroactive pay-raises, or the "non-controllable costs" in Mayor Michael Bloomberg's budget. [Dana Rubinstein]
While her rivals debated education, Quinn shook hands with rain-soaked voters in Brooklyn. [Reid Pillifant]
"I believe by 2020 we can create as many as 75,000 new tech jobs in the tech community for New Yorkers," said Council Speaker Christine Quinn today.
Republican pollster Kellyanne Conway released a poll saying NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly could win the mayor's race, if he decided to run.
Former congressman Anthony Weiner is, thus far, the only Democratic candidate promising to talk about what Mayor Michael Bloomberg regularly refers to as the city's "uncontrollable" costs, like health care for city workers, which has been rising at a dramatic clip.
On Tuesday afternoon, while her rivals were across the river debating education, Christine Quinn was busy greeting water-logged commuters on a soggy street corner in Brooklyn Heights.
Former congressman Anthony Weiner said he opposes opening a garbage facility on East 91st Street, a controversial project that is supported by City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and strongly opposed by local residents and politicians on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
"I don't believe in opening that plant on the East Side," Weiner said last night while speaking to a Democratic club in Harlem last night.
A new Marist College poll shows Anthony Weiner's support growing among Democratic voters, cutting into City Council Speaker Christine Quinn's lead.
The New York Post has a new favorite candidate.
The issue of retroactive pay raises for union workers is something of a fiscal time bomb for the Democratic mayoral candidates, according to the Daily News, which has a lengthy piece looking at the issue.(1)
Weiner has said issues like this are the kind that candidates should be speaking about, in detail. His rivals don't agree, substatively or strategically.(2)
Anthony Weiner began his first day on the campaign trail this morning by greeting voters on 125th Street and Lenox Avenue, talking to commuters on the No. 2 express train heading downtown, and then interacting with reporters and people on the street as he walked the several blocks to the WNYC offices on Varick Street for an interview with Brian Lehrer.(1)
Newly declared mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner said he has seen no evidence that the New York Police Department's anti-terrorism surveillance program focusing on Muslim groups has done anything illegal or unconstitutional.(1)
And with Weiner in the race, Quinn's formidable (albeit early lead) over the field of Democratic rivals, is diminished, keeping her well below the 40 percent she'd need to avoid a run-off with whomever comes in second. But that second place challenger may not be Weiner.(1)