This past weekend, for the first time I can recall, mayoral candidate appeared at a forum organized by Muslim and Arab groups. It took place at N.Y.U. on Sunday and lasted more than an hour.
Anthony Weiner would get about 15 percent of the vote if the Democratic mayoral primary were held today, putting him second only to City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released this morning.
On the steps of City Hall this afternoon, State Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr. lamented the corruption allegations that led to the arrests this week of his longtime colleague in the Senate, Malcolm Smith, and an assemblyman from Diaz's home borough of the Bronx, Eric Stevenson.
Here are some highlights from the two mayoral candidate forums last week that had the candidates rushing from Washington Heights to the East Side.
Adolfo Carrion Jr. may not be the only Hispanic candidate running for mayor.
State Senator Ruben Diaz Sr., an evangelical Christian and leader of the New York Hispanic Clergy, is encouraging a member of the organization, Rev. Erick Salgado, to enter the race for mayor as a conservative Democrat, the senator confirmed.