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 made several appearances at local Democratic clubs last night, only one of which he announced publicly.(1)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg's gun-control group is continuing its crusade to convince Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas to re-think his vote on a compromise bill to expand background checks.
Rep. Charlie Rangel, the dean of New York's congressional delegation and a former colleague of Anthony Weiner, downplayed Weiner's potential impact on the mayor's race in an appearance on MSNBC today.
"He runs? He runs," Cuomo said.
"And if we elect him?" Stephen Rogers, chairman of Syracuse Media Group, asked Cuomo.
"Shame on us," Cuomo said.(1)
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)
Anthony Weiner always be able to dominate a mayoral-campaign news cycle like he did yesterday, when he announced his entrance in the Democratic primary with a video.
Weiner said, "Effectively what is happening is every dollar available for salaries is being eaten up by healthcare costs. I want to have an adult conversation with the working people of this city, which is the people that are going to be our employees, if I'm lucky enough to be mayor, about how you link those two things."
Mayor MIchael Bloomberg doesn't remember threatening a taxi kingpin. [Dana Rubinstein]
Asked about Anthony Weiner, Bloomberg said the next mayor needs to have good character. [Dana Rubinstein]
Weiner bought into the bike-share program, and says he will not go on an "anti bike lane jihad." [Azi Pyabarah]
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)
Anthony Weiner, now a declared mayoral candidate, wants to clarify one thing for voters.(7)
This morning, after Anthony Weiner officially announced his candidacy for mayor, a spokesman for Chuck Schumer said the senior senator doesn't yet have any comment on the news.(3)
Some are happy he's in the race. Some pretended he doesn't exist. The reaction from the Democratic mayoral candidates to Anthony Weiner's entrance into the race varied widely Wednesday morning as campaigns began altering their strategies to factor in the teleginic, well-funded former congressman who enters the race with high name recognition, a ton of baggage, and uncanny ability to alter the public conversation on the campaign trail.