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Mayoral Hopefuls Face the Upper West Side

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Photo by Steven Barall Candidates appeared at a recent forum and spoke about real estate and housing concerns By Nora Bosworth “Ken told me that he has not seen a room this crowded since the anti-war debates of the sixties,” announced Jason Haber, Chair of Community Free Democrats, who co-sponsored the democratic mayoral debate on Thursday night. Ken Sherrill, [&hellip
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Attempt to Unionize Cablevision Technicians Fails

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

CWA1 The Communications Workers of America has withdrawn its attempt to represent Cablevision’s Outside Plant technicians in the Bronx in advance of the scheduled election today. The move by CWA to unionize the technicians, which is supported by Mayoral hopefuls Bill Thompson, Bill de Blasio and John Liu, was apparently stymied in the face of likely defeat among the group [&hellip
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Hakeem Jeffries Beats Charles Barron for Congressional Seat, Tells Obama “Help Is On The Way”

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hakeem-victory-300x224 The Hakeem Jeffries campaign held its election night party at Sanders Studios, a 15,000 square foot facility off Fulton Street in Brooklyn. It’s the kind of room you book when you expect a big campaign victory. Other encouraging signs? The campaign paid for a spread, including a kosher food station, and there was an open [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup

Written by Chris Bragg on . Posted in Politics

2013 Mayoral Race A major developer who gave campaign contributions to Bill Thompson also benefitted greatly from Thompson’s stint chairing the Battery Park City Authority. Thompson was the only one of the major mayoral candidates who was not signed onto an op-ed backing the prevailing wage bill. U.S. Senate Mayor Ed Koch said that Bob [&hellip
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City & State: This week’s political winners and losers

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WINNERS Andrew Cuomo — Smooth as ever, showing off the Albany nanotech center, helping influence President Obama’s change-of-heart on gay marriage, not taking credit for it, et cetera. The governor may have a peculiar habit of describing his actions as historic but this week he really deserved to spike the football, as Obama admitted New [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: Bill Thompson courts the Orthodox Jewish vote

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2013 Mayoral Race Bill Thompson is courting the Orthodox Jewish vote. Queens Joe Addabbo and Shirley Huntley aren’t getting campaign cash for supporting same-sex marriage. Manhattan Former Clinton and Obama aides are backing Clyde Williams over Charlie Rangel. Rangel’s fellow House Democrats are not helping him out much either. Clyde Williams told Errol Louis why [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: Poll shows New Yorkers would vote for Ray Kelly for mayor

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2013 Mayoral Race A poll commissioned by the Daily News shows that New Yorkers want Ray Kelly to run for mayor, but that it wouldn’t be a cakewalk. An account of Bill Thompson’s evening at an intriguing rooftop party in Williamsburg. State Senate A college professor will formally announce his Senate bid today against Tom [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: April 18, 2012

Written by Chris Bragg on . Posted in Politics

2013 Mayoral Race Three of the NYC mayoral candidates spoke at an educational panel. U.S. Senate Wendy Long has a very high burn rate so far. Staten Island Mark Murphy is staffing up. Opponent Michael Grimm is having his petitions challenged for the Independence Party line. Brooklyn The retiring Ed Towns won’t use his petitions [&hellip
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