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  • Poll: Anthony Weiner already in second place in New York City mayoral race for some reason

    04/17/2013 1:24:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/17/2013 | AllahPundit
    The bad news? Between this and what’s going on in South Carolina, American voters seem to have finally jettisoned any pretense of standards for their political leaders.The good news? We’re still on track for a Sanford-versus-Weiner presidential election in 2028. Cross those fingers. According to the poll, if Weiner entered the Democratic primary today, his 15 percent would put him behind Quinn’s 26 percent but ahead of City Comptroller John Liu (12 percent), de Blasio (11 percent), Thompson (11 percent) and former City Councilman Sal Albanese (2 percent).By comparison, without Weiner, Quinn would receive 30 percent of Democratic votes and...
  • Rival campaigns plan of attack for Anthony Weiner: Hit him where it hurts

    04/13/2013 1:57:07 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 12, 2013 | JOSH MARGOLIN and DAVID SEIFMAN
    Rival campaigns plan of attack for Anthony Weiner: Hit him where it hurts The citys mayoral hopefuls are sharpening their knives and Anthony Weiner better be ready to answer the hard questions about his sexting scandal. Sources in the camps of several campaigns said they have been in dirt-digging overdrive ever since the shamed former congressman hinted he was eyeing a mayoral run that would pit him against an already crowded field, including Christine Quinn, Joe Lhota, Bill de Blasio and Bill Thompson. Potential rivals are aggressively compiling dossiers and detailed lists of questions about the Democrats three-year foray...
  • Jim Suttle has tougher road in mayoral race (Bloomburg RAT in trouble...Omaha, NE)

    04/07/2013 2:39:23 PM PDT · by Kolath · 4 replies ^ | 4/7/13 | Paul Goodsell and Matt Wynn
    There's no question that Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle had a rough primary election last week. But despite his weak showing, Suttle still has a chance to catch up to front-runner Jean Stothert. A World-Herald analysis of the primary numbers as well as results from the 2009 mayoral elections and the 2011 recall vote suggest that Suttle still has a path to retaining the Mayor's Office. But the same analysis shows that Suttle's margin for error is slim. And it's also possible that differences between 2009 and 2013 will allow Stothert to hold off any late Suttle charge to the finish...
  • Officials To Take Whatever Precautions Needed After North Korea Threat

    04/03/2013 12:48:51 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 26 replies
    CBS Houston ^ | April 3, 2013 1:28 PM
    AUSTIN, Texas (CBS Houston) In response to perceived threats against the city from the North Korean government, officials in Austin have said they are willing to do whatever federal officials feel may be necessary to protect civilians. -- Austin city officials are keeping an eye on the situation. Our regional intelligence center has been staying apprised of the current situation, City Manager Marc A. Ott told CBS Houston in a statement.
  • Pittsburgh mayoral candidate A.J. Richardson arrested

    04/03/2013 10:45:41 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 9 replies
    WTAE ^ | April 3, 2013
    PITTSBURGH A self-described community activist running an underdog campaign for mayor may be an even longer shot now that he's been charged with driving under the influence. A.J. Richardson, 36, was arrested early Wednesday in Pittsburgh's West End. Police say they found him slumped over the wheel of his green minivan that was stopped on Steuben Street with the engine still running at about 3 a.m. According to the criminal complaint, Richardson refused a blood test and "became verbally hostile stating that he was going to be mayor repeatedly." --snip-- Richardson, whose full name is Abdula Jamal Richardson, is running...
  • Mayors Gone Wild (Another member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns arrested)

    03/27/2013 8:04:04 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 26, 2013
    Mayors Against Illegal Guns member and Democratic Gainesville, Fla., Mayor Craig Lowe was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and property damage after police found him asleep in his car at the scene of a crash last Thursday. Police said Lowe appeared intoxicated and his Honda Civic was badly damaged, according to WKMG in Orlando. I regret that my actions Thursday morning have disappointed so many friends, supporters, and citizens of Gainesville, Lowe said in a statement. I hope that in the future I will again prove worthy of the publics trust and confidence. The Gainesville Democrat faces...
  • Oh No He Didn't! Heckler Upstages Kansas City Mayor Sly James During Speech

    03/20/2013 1:11:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    Michael Berry ^ | Michael Berry
    Heckler Upstages Kansas City Mayor Sly James During Speech Read more: Video at link
  • Philly Mayor Wants Mag Punished over Race Relations Story

    03/19/2013 6:07:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 80 replies ^ | March 19, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    The Philadelphia Human Relations Commission has launched an investigation at the request of the mayor after a well-known magazine published an essay that explored perspectives of white citizens on the issue of race relations. Mayor Michael Nutter called on the commission to consider rebuking both Philadelphia Magazine and writer Bob Huber noting that the First Amendment, like other constitutional rights, is not an unfettered right. Nutters fury was directed at a cover story titled, Being White in Philly. The story included conversations with mostly anonymous white residents who detailed race relations in the City of Brotherly Love. In a city...
  • Bloomberg coalition mayor under investigation for gun crime

    03/18/2013 8:45:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 3/18/13 | David Codrea
    "Marcus Hook mayor under investigation over gun incident, a Saturday report revealed. The mayor of tiny Marcus Hook, who just last year was a guest at the President's State of the Union address, is under investigation for allegedly shooting a gun in his house and giving alcohol to a 20-year-old whom he threatened to hold hostage, the report continues. On top of that, the report says Mayor James D. Schiliro ordered a borough police officer to pick up the 20-year-old, who was at a friend's home, in a police vehicle and bring him to Schiliro's home. What his authority...
  • NC Democratic chair owes $286,000 in back taxes

    03/01/2013 11:36:50 AM PST · by george76 · 17 replies
    ap ^ | February 28, 2013 | MICHAEL BIESECKER
    Court records show the new head of the North Carolina Democratic Party owes nearly $286,000 in back taxes and penalties. Pittsboro Mayor Randy Voller was elected party chair earlier this month, pledging to rebuild an organization still reeling from defeats at the ballot box in November.
  • Ohio mayor resigns over accusations of gay slurs

    02/09/2013 4:31:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 9, 2013 5:07 PM EST | Amanda Lee Myers and Andrew Welsh-Huggins
    The mayor of a southeastern Ohio town has resigned over accusations that she repeatedly called a gay police officer queer in front of his colleagues and created a hostile work environment. Jackie Welker, council president in the Village of Pomeroy, tells The Associated Press that 78-year-old Mayor Mary McAngus submitted a letter of resignation Saturday.
  • Controversial Donor Melgen Tied to LA Mayor

    02/05/2013 7:42:43 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 2/5/13 | Mary Lou Byrd
    A new connection has emerged between Los Angeles Mayor Anthonio Villaraigosa and the eye doctor at the center of controversy surrounding Sen. Bob Menendez (D., NJ). The Washington Free Beacon found Villaraigosa pictured alongside both Menendez and controversial donor Salomon Melgen at a gala honoring the Democratic mayor. The National Association of Latino Electoral and Appointed Officials (NALEO) honored Villaraigosa last February in Washington D.C. A photographer from the doctors company, VOXXI, captured photos of Melgen with several prominent Democrats, including Villaraigosa. Melgen is the chairman of the board of VOXXI.
  • Edward Koch, Former Mayor of New York, Dies

    02/01/2013 6:07:04 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2/1/13 | ROBERT D. McFADDEN
    Edward I. Koch, the master showman of City Hall, who parlayed shrewd political instincts and plenty of chutzpah into three tumultuous terms as mayor of New York with all the tenacity, zest and combativeness that personified his city of golden dreams, died Friday morning at age 88. Mr. Kochs spokesman, George Arzt, said the former mayor died at 2 a.m. from congestive heart failure. He was being treated at New York-Presbyterian Columbia Hospital.
  • Cory Booker files paperwork for Senate run

    01/11/2013 4:24:45 PM PST · by SMGFan · 13 replies
    Cory Booker has filed a statement of organization for his U.S. Senate run according to documents posted on the Federal Election Commission website. The actual papers provide little detail about how much money the mayor of Newark has raised, but the papers, filed on January 8 are the first official step towards a run in 2014. His treasurer is listed as Judith Zamore.
  • Mayor Coleman on Newtown tragedy

    12/26/2012 4:39:42 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 12-24-12 | city hall scoop
    Alongside a slew of Hollywood celebrities, mayors such as New Yorks Michael Bloomberg, Chicagos Rahm Emanuel and St. Pauls own Chris Coleman are calling for more gun control and taking the NRA to task for calling for armed guards in every school. Coleman, a vice president of the National League of Cities, released the following statement on the Newtown, Conn. tragedy on Friday, Dec. 21. "On the day when were still burying children killed in Newtown, CT, the NRA has the audacity to say the answer is more guns and more violence that exposes our children to unprecedented dangers. As...
  • Sources: MTA Chairman Joe Lhota To Run For New York City Mayor

    12/19/2012 12:25:44 AM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 6 replies
    CBS Local New York ^ | December 18, 2012 11:50 PM | New York CBS Local
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — CBS 2 has learned Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Joe Lhota will resign his post and run for mayor of New York City in 2013. Highly placed sources in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration and the MTA board told CBS 2′s Dick Brennan that Lhota will step down Friday and is expected to join the mayoral race for the Republican nomination.
  • Sheehan announces bid for Albany Mayor

    11/17/2012 8:50:38 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 11 replies
    Timesunion ^ | November 17, 2012 | Kristen V. Brown
    ALBANY City Treasurer Kathy Sheehan has officially announced her candidacy in next year's mayoral race. Sheehan, 48, who was elected treasurer in 2009, had long dropped hints about a planned mayoral run. On Saturday afternoon, in front of Washington Park's Moses Statue, the Democrat made it official. "Let's face it: There is only one office in Albany that can deliver the changes many of us want," Sheehan said. "I am here to announce that I am running for mayor." Read more:
  • Elk Grove Mayoral Candidate Denies Spray-Painting Fellow Candidates Sign

    11/06/2012 1:56:52 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 4 replies ^ | 8/6/12 | Nick James
    ELK GROVE (CBS13) – An Elk Grove mayoral candidate’s campaign sign was spray-painted, and the person accused of doing it is also a candidate. “And I just about fell over,” said Sophia Scherman, whose sign was vandalized. “I couldn’t believe when I heard the name.” That name – fellow candidate LaWanna Montgomery. For Scherman, this isn’t about politics — it’s personal. “At this point in time, an apology is too late,” she said Monday. A witness called the cops after seeing someone with a bag over their head spray-painting a Scherman sign late Saturday night. Police say the suspect’s car...
  • Giuliani can run: NYC charter

    10/10/2012 9:24:35 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 22 replies
    There are (unconfirmed) whispers that Rudy Giuliani wants to run for public office again. Swirling around martinis faster than the olive is an unconfirmed also, so far undenied rumor. Maybe just maybe just only possibly conceivably could be who-the-hell knows for sure but Giuliani might fleetingly far-flungedly casually lightheartedly consider peut tre think of diving back into City Halls waters. 1. NYC loved him. 2. He loves NYC. 3. Hes itchy to do something. 4. The fields wide-open, and nobodys focusing until Republicans play Pin the Tail on Obama. 5. Pay attention, kiddies, mother now informs you, our...
  • Bellefontaine Mayor Gets WIC Assistance (DemocRAT)

    09/26/2012 7:04:57 AM PDT · by Deadeye Division · 26 replies
    WSYX ABC6, Columbus, Ohio ^ | 25 September 2012 | Reporter: Carol Luper, WSYX ABC6
    BELLEFONTAINE -- Mayor Adam Brannon of Bellefontaine posted on Facebook that his family is receiving food on the W.I.C. program. He was responding to Republican Presidential Candidate Mitch Romney's comment about the 47% of Americans. He tells ABC 6/FOX 28 his salary is under $27,000 and he qualifies for the poverty level help. W.I.C provides milk, cheese, fruits and cereals and is not food stamps. His job as Mayor is part-time, but he feels the people expect him to work full time, so he has given up other jobs. He was just re-elected, so he can't get a raise during...