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General Election Picks

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Mayor: Michael Bloomberg As we mentioned back in September, the key to governing the city at this critical juncture is nursing a more diverse economy back to health while maintaining and building on the gains of recent years in education, business, public safety and the vibrant culture that defines New York City. We think Mayor [&hellip
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Primary Day Is Over, But Races Continue

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The primary election was in some ways a sleepy affair, with only 10 percent of the city’s voters turning out. Comptroller Bill Thompson, as expected, won the Democratic Party’s nomination for mayor handily, with 70 percent of the vote, according to unofficial returns. But two citywide races will now have run-off elections between the top [&hellip
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Election Cheat Sheet

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During the past few months, these papers have provided ongoing coverage of the various candidates vying for office this fall, as well as overviews of the mayor’s race focused on a different topic each month. To help readers before they head to the polls on Sept. 15, we’ve created a simplified roundup for each candidate [&hellip
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Election Briefs

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SPLIT ENDORSEMENTS FROM MANHATTAN POLS—Three Manhattan elected officials have made split endorsements in the race for comptroller. Borough President Scott Stringer and Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal threw their support to John Liu, a Council member from Queens. Liu has racked up most of his support from unions and the city’s black and Latino lawmakers. Stringer [&hellip
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Election Briefs

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Cyrus Vance, Jr. finally received a public endorsement from his old boss, retiring District Attorney Robert Morgenthau. Manhattan’s 89-year-old, nine-term top prosecutor had long preferred Vance as his successor but had withheld a public endorsement until last week. Vance’s campaign has also brought Caroline Kennedy out of political sabbatical for the first time since the [&hellip
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A NEW AGE OF INTOLERANCE

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I had the privilege of assisting the Obama campaign on Election Day by serving as a legal election observer in South Philadelphia. Family after family of first-time voters streamed into my polling location. Many brought their children, who watched as their parents participated in the most essential process and privilege of being an American. As [&hellip
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LONG WAIT NOT A PROBLEM

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

At 3 p.m. on Election Day, the line of voters at St. Paul & St. Andrew’s Methodist Church, on West 86th Street, filled an entire block. Voters, many on cell phones or reading magazines, waited patiently as they moved from the end of the line on Broadway to the church’s entrance on West End Avenue. [&hellip
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