State Senator Daniel Squadron's consultants predict he could have more than $1 million than his competitors in the public advocate's race to help him reach voters heading into the September primary, according to a campaign memo they are circulating to supporters.
During an impromptu update on his work in Washington on Sunday afternoon, Sen. Chuck Schumer recounted a recent conversation he had with Fox News chairman Roger Ailes about immigration reform.
"I am a man of few characters, so I'm going to keep this very, very brief," said Jack Dorsey, the founder of Twitter, at a fund-raising party for public advocate Reshma Saujani on Wednesday night.
Chuck Schumer offered a predictably brief answer to a question about Anthony Weiner this morning.
"It's much, much too early to talk about that," said Schumer, when asked about the possibility of his former aide entering the mayor's race, after a press conference on new federal help for Hurricane Sandy victims.
Asking if he had had conversations with Weiner about it, Schumer said, "I'm just not going to talk about the mayor's race."
The problem with reporting on local candidates' fund-raising before their complete filings are available is that reporters usually have to rely on numbers provided by the candidates themselves.
Consultant Cindy Darrison donated money to State Senator Daniel Squadron's rivals in the public advocate's race after he fired her in a phone call he made while she sat shiva for her father's passing. Darrison fired off two emails venting her frustration with the Democratic lawmaker, which were forwarded to me.(2)
City Councilwoman and public advocate candidate Letitia James made a daring promise last night: if elected, she'll get more money for her office.(1)
Noah Gotbaum's bid for public advocate got off to a poor start after his step-mother, herself a former public advocate, endorsed one of his rivals.
Five Democratic candidates for public advocate got together for the first time at an event last week in Queens, at a forum held in a room above a funeral parlor.(1)
Saujani raises nearly half a million for public advocate's race; Squadron follows, with James yet to file
Reshma Saujani, who made headlines as a congressional candidate in 2010, raised just under half a million dollars during the latest six months in her campaign to become the city's public advocate.(4)
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will be featured at a fund-raiser for Public Advocate candidate Reshma Saujani, according to this fund-raising invitation.
In an email accompanying the invitation, Saujani refers to Gilibrand as a "trailblazer" and notes they both worked to try electing Hillary Clinton "our nation's first female president. Now, looking ahead to 2013, our journey continues."
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. wrote "The needs of the people of the Bronx are foremost on my mind and in my heart. Therefore, I have decided to run for re-election as Bronx Borough President in 2013."
Donovan Richards, an aide to City Councilman James Sanders of the Rockaways posted this photo and message on Facebook: "Please get the hell out of Far Roc. Time is running out!"
Two prospective candidates for public advocate say they will not accept money or support from StudentsFirstNY, the organization created to advance Mayor Michael Bloomberg's education agenda after he leaves office.