City & State’s Political Winners & Losers: Tony Avella Refuses Serena Williams Tickets

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Tony Avella via Wiki Commons This week, New York politics ran the gamut from international (StanChart) to gastrointestinal (yogurt summit). Somewhere in between were some polls, some puns and some pundits, ensuring healthy doses in equal measure of both winners, and their unhappy counterparts, the losers. WINNERS Darrel Aubertine – The Cuomo administration invited a dairy-themed joke-apalooza thanks to this week’s inaugural [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: The Post Attempts to Lure Bill Bratton Into the Mayoral Race

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LAPD Chief WILLIAM BRATTON 2013 Mayoral Race The Post is attempting to lure Bill Bratton into the mayoral race. Christine Quinn would accept money from StudentsFirstNY. State Senate Bob Cohen’s GOP primary challenger was officially thrown off the ballot. Conservative Republican Sean Hanna is trying to tie himself to Gov. Cuomo. Bronx One of Naomi Rivera’s challengers is touting [&hellip
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Public School Backers Tie Education Reformers to Mitt Romney

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Via City & State Michael Bocamazo reports: A coalition of union, parent, and community groups, New Yorkers for Great Public Schools, held a rally today in front of the New York Department of Education and released a report on the alleged connections between the pro-charter school group StudentsFirst and the Mitt Romney presidential campaign. The press conference was an [&hellip
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Oldest Political Club in NY Backs Espaillat for State Senate

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Via City & State The McManus Political Club, the oldest and only city-wide political club in New York, has decided to endorse Sen. Adriano Espaillat’s re-election bid, Espaillat’s campaign said. “As the oldest political club in New York, we know a great elected official when we see one,” the club said in a statement provided by Espaillat’s campaign. “Senator Espaillat has [&hellip
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Poll Says Christine Quinn Most Familiar Mayoral Candidate

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Via City & State How well known are the current crop of Democratic New York City mayoral candidates? A poll conducted last week by Global Strategies Group for the Chelsea Market Coalition, which is advocating for the expansion of Manhattan’s Chelsea Market, had some surprising results. According to the poll, which sampled 600 Democratic primary voters citywide, Council Speaker Christine [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: How the Campaigns Spun the Latest Mayoral Poll

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NYC Seal 2013 Mayoral Race The 2013 campaigns spun the latest Q poll. State Senate Tier Six continues to be an issue in the Morse-Breslin Senate primary. Brooklyn Marty Golden, under fire for ducking a gun microstamping vote, is introducing his own anti-gun plan. Rhoda Jacobs survived a tough ballot challenge. Gatemouth probes Nydia Velazquez’s political efforts [&hellip
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Sen. Espaillat Hopes to Retain Expanded West Side District

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State Sen. Adriano Espaillat   As the September primary date draws near, Sen. Adriano Espaillat is pushing full steam ahead in his second consecutive campaign, hoping to convince a whole new set of voters that he is the right man to represent the 31st District in the New York State Senate for another term. Espaillat narrowly lost the congressional [&hellip
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Is America Ready for Democratic Elections?

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josh A realistic way to disarm the electoral college, so every voter has a voice New Yorkers just don’t thank the one percenters enough. Of course the wealthiest seldom get thanked at all. It’s not at all surprising given their not-so-flattering name was coined by their opponents, Occupy Wall Street But regardless of whether you think [&hellip
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An Act of Political Hara-Kiri

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Alan Chartock. Photo courtesy of wamc.org. To understand what he did and why he did it, you have to understand the realities of elections. Since about half the eligible people don’t bother to vote in presidential elections, the name of the game is to get your voters to turn out. When Romney chose Ryan he was offering a huge incentive for [&hellip
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