"He'll make a difference. And George would never support Obamacare," Giuliani said of Demos.
Bio: Azi Paybarah is a reporter for Capital. He has covered politics for The New York Observer, WNYC, The New York Sun and the New York Press.
Here's video of the press conference at which teachers union officials and elected Democrats criticized Michael Bloomberg's comments likening the leadership of the U.F.T. to the National Rifle Association.
While the story acknowledged that not all the feelers put out were serious, the chance to play kingmaker is irresitable. But the person playing kingmaker, or actively trying to do so, may not be a current member of Bloomberg's administration.
"[T]eachers are great," Bloomberg said in explaining his UFT-NRA remark, without actually apologizing for them. [CBS New York]
Citizen Union wants more transparency from the Districting Commission. [Celeste Katz]
Selena Brooks, a former state senate staffer, is running for City Council on a Hurricane Sandy-themed party line. [Ross Barkan]
Rapper Talib Kweli endorsed Jelani Mashariki for a City Council seat in Brooklyn. [Facebook]
Quinn said she "unfortunately cannot attend" the 2 p.m. event on the steps of City Hall denouncing the remarks, because she had agreed to attend a "preexisting, pre-scheduled" bill signing ceremony, in City Hall, with Bloomberg.
The Post credits Joe Lhota's entry into the 2013 mayor's race with nudging City Council Speaker back toward Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration, chalking up her reported deal to keep police commissioner Ray Kelly on in his post to "the Lhota effect."
Adolfo Carrion hired his daughter, and Bloomberg pollster Doug Schoen. [Chris Bragg]
A front page story arguing that Brooklyn D.A. Charles Hynes should be ousted. [Graham Rayman]
CNN took note of the Mark Gallogly poll. [Dan Primack]
"There is something to be said about Upper Manhattan recognizing that race cannot be the most determinate factor in who you endorse for elected office."
The survey included a lengthy question specifically asking about voters' perception of a candidate "who was in Mitt Romney's line of work, buying distressed companies, firing people and taking hundreds of millions for themselves."
It doesn't look like the City of New York or the local teachers union are moving toward reaching a deal on teacher evaluations ahead of the January 17 deadline that could cost city schools $300 million in state funding.