Billionaire supermarket and oil magnate John Catsimatidis released a 60-second ad, which included a not-so-subtle reminder about the fares and tolls that "punish" New Yorkers.
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)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg today declined to comment on disgraced Rep. Anthony Weiner's just-launched candidacy for mayor, though he did his successor should have "good character."
Billionaire businessman John Catsmatidis said he is "committed" to running for mayor, even if he loses the race for the Republican Party nomination.(2)
On Monday night, seven candidates for mayor cycled through a synagogue in Park Slope to talk about polarizing issues affecting south-central Brooklyn: Barclays Center, affordable housing and, of course, the Prospect Park bike lane.(2)
Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota's campaign has sent out a fund-raising email presenting what he says is a path to victory in the general.(1)
The nine candidates running for mayor this year had very little to say on Monday night about a controversial proposal for a Major League Soccer stadium in Queens.
McDonald, founder of the Doe Fund, spoke about "Helen, who is the dry cleaner on my block," plus a Japanese restaurant he dined at recently, and massage parlor who goes to often. "On my block there is an Asian massage therapy, and I go there. It's very very good. Very inexpensive. $60 an hour. It's just fantastic."(1)
Billionaire businessman John Catsimatidis released this morning his second radio ad of the campaign season, emphasizing his willingness to spend money to boost his name recognition in his fight against former MTA chairman Joe Lhota for the Republican mayoral nomination.
For Lhota, the key figure will be how much money he has left over, after paying start-up costs to launch his campaign, on top of fund-raising costs. One Republican operative not associated with any campaign said if Lhota has $500,000 left on hand after those costs, he's in great shape.
In lamenting the effects of mass incarceration of African-Americans, a Republican candidate says it 'may have made us safer'
"The mass incarceration of African American men may have made us safer, but it leaves us with generation after generation of broken families that are uneducated that have multiple barriers to employment," said Doe Fund founder and Republican mayoral candidate George McDonald this morning at a Crain's forum.(2)
Joe Lhota, the Republican frontrunner in the race for mayor, this morning disputed the notion that income inequality is an issue particular to New York City.