Here's a copy of an email sent to Assemblyman Micah Kellner from local Democrats reaffirming their support for his candidacy for City Council, which has lost several high-profile endorsements after the Times reported he sent inappropriate messages to two former staffers in years past.
Eliot Spitzer said "This frames the debate. These independent expenditures frame the debate. I am standing up for the public, not the establishment."
Assemblyman Micah Kellner, who is running for City Council on Manhattan's East Side, has lost a number of endorsements since the Times reported he had inappropriate conversations with two of staffers several years ago.
Michael Bloomberg was always going to find it hard to find any councilmembers willing to change sides to help him kill two police oversight bills he plans to veto.
Charts show Anthony Weiner's rapid decline in Quinnipiac polling. [Azi Paybarah]
"Anthony Weiner doesn't care what the media and 'pundits' think" [Reid Pillifant]
Now, Michael Bloomberg unveils a new recycling policy. [Dana Rubinstein]
Bloomberg likes the idea of controlling mass transit, but found it impossible. [Dana Rubinstein]
The newest chapter of his sexting scandal has ejected former congressman Anthony Weiner from the top tier of Democratic mayoral primary candidates, giving Bill Thompson and Bill de Blasio a clearer-than-ever shot at making a run-off, and leaving City Council Speaker Christine Quinn in the lead, according to a new poll from Quinnipiac University.
Here's Bill Thompson's full 16-minute speech on race and politics, which included references to Martin Luther King Jr., Barack Obama, Trayvon Martin and the New York Police Department's stop-and-frisk policy.
Thompson delivered the speech at a black church in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn Sunday afternoon.
Bill Thompson, the former city comptroller and only black candidate in the mayor's race, spoke at a black church this weekend, linking stop-and-frisk to George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who was acquitted of murder charges after shooting and killing an unarmed black teenager in Florida.
Speaking to a black church in Brooklyn this morning, Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson linked the New York Police Department with George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed an unarmed teenager in Florida and was recently acquitted in a controversial jury trial earlier this month.
Scott Stringer has purchased $2.2 million worth of television air time, according to a Democratic operative who tracks media buys but is not working on the comptroller's race race.