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Lhota Looks Forward to Debate With ‘Radical’ de Blasio

Posted on 17 September 2013 by Community Voice NY

Politicker By Jill Colvin 9/16 6:19pm Joe Lhota talks to reporters this afternoon on the Upper East Side. Republican mayoral contender Joe Lhota congratulated Bill de Blasio on securing his party’s expected nomination this afternoon and said he’s looking forward to a more mature and vigorous debate. After weeks of being attacked by his ex-Republican challenger billionaire John Catsimatidis–most recently for saying he would not have shut down subway service to save two stray kittens on t . >>> READ MORE ...

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New York – NYC Mayoral Poll: De Blasio Leads With 39 Percent

Posted on 09 September 2013 by Community Voice NY

New York – A new poll shows Public Advocate Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH’-zee-oh) leading among likely voters in New York City’s Democratic mayoral primary with 39 percent. The Quinnipiac (KWIHN’-ih-pee-ak) University poll was released Monday. It shows former Comptroller Bill Thompson in second place with 25 percent. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is third, with 18 percent. To avoid an Oct. 1 runoff, a candidate needs more than 40 percent in Tuesday’s primary. A Sept. 3 Quinnipi . >>> READ MORE ...

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Why New York mayor’s race could be big deal for American liberalism

Posted on 30 August 2013 by Community Voice NY

The new front-runner in the New York mayor’s race is Bill de Blasio, the most liberal major candidate in the field. If he wins, it could be a boost for the left nationally And de Blasio hasn’t hedged on his calls for greater restrictions on New York’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy, which allows cops to waylay anyone they think might be involved in serious criminal activity. “What de Blasio has done with great success has been to energize the activist base of the Democratic . >>> READ MORE ...

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Bill de Blasio Surges Ahead of the Democrat Pack in NY Mayoral Primary

Posted on 28 August 2013 by Community Voice NY

De Blasio Close to 40% in New York Mayoral Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Quinn, Thompson in Battle for Second Place Quinnipiac_University_Poll . >>> READ MORE ...

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De Blasio, Quinn Neck-and-Neck

Posted on 16 August 2013 by Community Voice NY

Poll Shows the Public Advocate Surging in Race for Mayor By: MICHAEL HOWARD SAUL New York City mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio has the momentum in the race for the Democratic nomination, climbing his way into a tie with rival Christine Quinn as she scrambles to keep her support before Primary Day, a new Wall Street Journal-NBC 4 New York-Marist survey showed Thursday. Mr. de Blasio, the city’s public advocate, and Ms. Quinn, speaker of the City Council, are tied for first place . >>> READ MORE ...

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NYC Council Pals – Greenfield and Quinn

Posted on 12 August 2013 by Community Voice NY

Quinn rewards City Council pals with extra budget money for staffers and supplies By SALLY GOLDENBERG Last Updated: 5:12 AM, August 12, 2013 Posted: 11:23 PM, August 11, 2013 It pays to be friends with Christine Quinn. The powerful City Council speaker and leading mayoral contender rewards her pals on the council with additional staff paid for out of the council’s central budget. The practice, which has gone on throughout Quinn’s tenure as speaker, frees those select members to hire ext . >>> READ MORE ...

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New York, NY – Bill Thompson: Trayvon Martin Was Killed Because He Was Black

Posted on 29 July 2013 by Community Voice NY

Published on: July 29th, 2013 at 12:57 AM By: AP New York, NY – Mayoral candidate Bill Thompson said Trayvon Martin was killed because he was black and that the same bias drives the NYPD’s stop and frisk policy. The former City Comptroller, who is black, made the comments before a congregation at Abundant Life Church in Brooklyn on Sunday. Thompson said New York City has “institutionalized” George Zimmerman’s suspicion with a policy that requires all police officers to treat yo . >>> READ MORE ...

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Pandering to the Black voters in the City of NY

Posted on 14 July 2013 by Community Voice NY

EDITORIAL Late last night the jury returned their verdict in the Florida George Zimmerman case, “Not Guilty”. There was immediate reaction from some of the NYC Mayoral contenders running in the Dem Primary Trayvon Martin was killed because he was black. There was no justice done today in Florida. — Thompson2013 (@BillThompsonNYC) July 14, 2013   #NoJusticeForTrayvon, no peace in our hearts. Thoughts and prayers for The Martin Family. — John C. Liu (@JohnLiu2013) July 14, . >>> READ MORE ...

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Firefighters Endorse Bill Thompson For Mayor

Posted on 10 July 2013 by Community Voice NY

Published on: July 9th, 2013 at 06:49 PM By: AP The union representing New York City’s rank-and-file firefighters endorsed Bill Thompson for mayor on Tuesday, giving the City Hall hopeful further support from uniformed public workers. The endorsement from the Uniformed Firefighters Association comes weeks after Thompson picked up the backing of a coalition of uniformed public safety unions. The UFA also supported Thompson during his failed 2009 bid against Mayor Michael Bloomberg, wh . >>> READ MORE ...

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Fund-Raiser for Thompson Has History of Swindling

Posted on 25 June 2013 by Community Voice NY

  June 24, 2013 By DAVID M. HALBFINGER One of the most prolific fund-raisers for the mayoral campaign of William C. Thompson Jr. is an admitted swindler who once cheated a tiny, economically depressed Wisconsin village out of $250,000 and later escaped from a federal prison.He is also a polarizing figure in the Satmar sect of Hasidic Jews and was an instigator in a bitter, long-running dynastic struggle between two Satmar factions — even once provoking a brawl in a Brooklyn synagogu . >>> READ MORE ...

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NYC Teachers’ Union Endorses Thompson For Mayor

Posted on 20 June 2013 by Community Voice NY

Published on: June 19th, 2013 at 09:35 PM By: AP   New York – New York City’s massive teachers’ union backed former City Comptroller William Thompson for mayor Wednesday, giving a sizeable campaign boost to a onetime school board chief who made an unexpectedly strong showing in the last mayoral race.   Delivering Thompson a highly sought-after endorsement among New York Democrats, United Federation of Teachers president Michael Mulgrew said New Yorkers “need . >>> READ MORE ...

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NYC teachers union on verge of endorsing Bill Thompson for mayor

Posted on 19 June 2013 by Community Voice NY

By SALLY GOLDENBERG Last Updated: 8:51 AM, June 19, 2013 Posted: 12:39 AM, June 19, 2013 Mayoral candidate Bill Thompson is about to get the biggest boost of his campaign — he’ll be endorsed by the teachers union today. The United Federation of Teachers, one of the city’s largest and most politically powerful labor organizations, will hold its endorsement meeting this afternoon. Most insiders expect the union to endorse Thompson, particularly since its former president, Randi Weingart . >>> READ MORE ...

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YWN Straw Poll Of Orthodox Jewish Voters At The FJCC Mayoral Forum

Posted on 05 June 2013 by Community Voice NY

Salgado in first place   It’s only a straw poll, so don’t give too much thought to the results. However, based on the response to our questionnaire by a diverse group of ages and gender, the results of our straw poll, conducted Tuesday night after the FJCC mayoral forum, reflect the overall public opinion polls. There’s one exception though. Christine Quinn, who didn’t hide the fact that she’s from the LGBT community, switched places with Erick Salgado. Mr. Salgado, whose Orthodox . >>> READ MORE ...

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