Government can be doing "the people's business and there still can be a lot of corruption," said political consultant Jerry Skurnik. "They're not mutually exclusive."
"How does a Republican win for mayor? How does a black Republican run and win, for mayor?"
When I asked Democratic consultant Jerry Skurnik about the news that Tom Allon will be the candidate of the Liberal Party in the 2013 mayor's race, his reaction was that it's better than nothing, marginally.
"It's better to be running as the Liberal Party candidate rather than some created name like Neighborhood Party," he said.
So, the polls have closed and the unofficial results are trickling in. While that gets sorted out, a few readers bravely ventured their educated guesses on tonight's turnout. Most of the people think it's going to be a Republican upset, but that may say something about my limited email list.
The Bob Turner campaign has launched a new ad campaign aimed squarely at the conservative-leaning Jewish vote in the Ninth Congressional District, a demographic that has received a disproportionate amount of attention in the run-up to the September 13 special election to replace former Rep. Anthony Weiner.
The campaign has paid an undisclosed sum of money to run ads on a number of web sites, including YeshivaWorld.com, where a banner ad is already up. “Obama thinks he can fix the economy on a bus,” it begins. “He already threw Israel under it. It’s time to put on the brakes and send a clear message to Washington. Vote Bob Turner for Congress this Tuesday, September 13.”
Referring to the speech he gave before voting to legalize same-sex marriage, David Weprin said, "I said I am an Orthodox Jew but I did not consider it a religious issue…not that I was saying it was acceptable as an Orthodox Jew, acceptable under the Orthodox religion."