'Today the model is mass marketing,' an NYPD official said
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.
And with Weiner in the race, Quinn's formidable (albeit early lead) over the field of Democratic rivals, is diminished, keeping her well below the 40 percent she'd need to avoid a run-off with whomever comes in second. But that second place challenger may not be Weiner.
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.
In the video announcement of his mayoral bid, released today just after midnight, Anthony Weiner addressed the premise of his comeback attempt directly, saying that he hopes, despite his mistakes, to "get a second chance to work for you."
Anthony Weiner launched his mayoral campaign with a video posted after midnight last night, late enough to avoid being on the front page of the New York daily newspapers (thereby avoiding the tabloids' requisite wiener-entry headlines).
In a video released early Wednesday morning, former congressman Anthony Weiner says he's made some "big mistakes and let a lot of people down" but "I hope I get a second chance to work for you."
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Anthony Weiner hired Camille Joseph, a former Obama campaign aide and adviser to Senator Gillibrand to be his campaign's political director. [Azi Paybarah]
Here's a web video Bill Thompson's mayoral campaign released late yesterday, which they are touting in an email to supporters. The video features Rep. Greg Meeks of southeast Queens. Briefly.
"Could you have gotten anything else passed" Cuomo asked rhetorically, during a press conference in Albany. "The answer is no."
According to a source, Anthony Weiner hired a former Obama campaign aide and advisor to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to be the political director of his mayoral campaign, the latest sign the former congressman will enter the Democratic primary contest.
State Senator Kevin Parker and Councilman Jumaane Williams make cameo appearances in this music video of a song denouncing the New York Police Department's stop-and-frisk policy, which is currently the subject of a federal lawsuit in Manhattan.