Governor Martin O'Malley of Maryland sided with Democratic mayoral nominee Bill de Blasio in a disagreement with Governor Andrew Cuomo over taxing the rich to pay for early education.
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The new ad from de Blasio features his daughter, Chiara, and and some light jingle music in the background. "Now that my dad is on the move, his opponents are on the attack," she says, as the words "Lhota launches nastiest campaign attack yet," flash across the screen, attributed to a New York Post yesterday.
Without directly addressing the substance of Lhota's ad, Chiara rattles off a quick list of her dad's priorities
It's becoming clearer that the first 100 days of Bill de Blasio's mayoral administration will be busy dismantling Mayor Michael Bloomberg's initiatives. Just this week in Manhattan he said he would "review everything" about recent charter school co-locations recently approved, and in Brooklyn yestreday said "will review all current policy and determine what is appropriate" when asked if he woud keep the NYPD's demographic unit.
Yesterday, Governor Andrew Cuomo seemed to rule out the possibility of creating the tax hikes necessary for one of the signature proposals of Bill de Blasio's mayoral campaign.
EXCLUSIVE — "Lhota on Bloomberg-Cuomo: 'It's about two men and their egos'" by Dana Rubinstein: "'If the governor of New York gives one dollar to a project in the City of New York, I would fire my staff person if they don't invite the governor to the ribbon cutting,' the Republican nominee told members of the Staten Island Board of Realtors at a meeting last Friday, according to a recording of the event made available to Capital.
He also said, "What's going on over who's in charge over Sandy? It's about two men and their egos. And I'm telling you, it doesn't work that way. I mean, this is how countries have revolutions." http://goo.gl/k4hY3F
Paul Swibinski, the pollster who did the survey, provided me a copy of it yesterday and said the race is "either about corruption or partisanship."
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is meeting with the New York Times editorial board today, according to a knowledgeable source.
Players: The moderator will be ABC's Bill Ritter and questions will come from Daily News City Hall beaureu chief Jennifer Fermino and Univision's Mariela Salgado, plus question from the public, courtesy of ABC's Sade Baderiinwa, according to a person familiar with the debate format.
Format: Most importantly, there are no candidates-on-candidate questions, although, they'll be allowed to respond if attacked by the other. There are no opening statements from the candidates, but there will be closing statements; no Lightening Round questions, which have been common (and sometimes comically) featured in past debates.
Watch For: Who mentions Rudy Giluaini more, de Blasio — who wants to highlight Lhota's ties to the Republican brand — or Lhota, who worked for the former mayor but knows he needs Democrats and independents to vote for him?
The news helps bolster the outgoing mayor's crime fighting legacy, helping the city achieving record-low levels of crime not seen since accurate recording keeping of crime stats began decades ago. But, it also undermines Bloomberg's alarming rhetoric during the race to replace him about New York City's safety could be jeopardized if the city's current practices were changed.