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  • Weiner's Meltdown Opens Door for De Blasio

    07/31/2013 1:24:25 PM PDT · by statestreet · 12 replies
    NewsMax ^ | July 31, 2013 | John Gizzi
    The demise of Anthony Weiner's attempt at a political comeback becomes increasingly obvious by the day, even if the former congressman doesn't seem to know it. According to a Quinnipiac poll — conducted after Weiner admitted he had sent out suggestive messages on Twitter after revelations of similar "sexting" forced him to resign from Congress — only 16 percent of likely primary voters supported him for mayor. That's a 10-point drop from the 26 percent Weiner received in a July 24 Quinnipiac poll. The biggest beneficiary of Weiner's implosion appears to be Bill de Blasio, the city's public advocate and...
  • Eliot Spitzer: Anthony Weiner should not be mayor of New York

    07/29/2013 6:54:36 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    MSNBC ^ | July 29, 2013 | Michael LaRosa
    ... “You’re not going to vote for Anthony Weiner, can you just say that?” [Chris] Matthews asked. “You don’t think he should be mayor of New York?” “Fair point,” Spitzer responded. “That is correct.” ...
  • Invoking Zimmerman, Thompson Seizes New York Frisking as Campaign Issue (NYC Mayor Candidate)

    07/29/2013 9:44:19 AM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 28, 2013 | MICHAEL BARBARO and NATE SCHWEBER
    William C. Thompson Jr., the sole African-American in this year’s New York City mayoral contest, rarely talks about race. In a city of flame-throwing orators, he has long favored a political path of conciliation over confrontation. But on Sunday, Mr. Thompson arrived before a mostly black congregation in a storefront church and issued a fierce denunciation of the policies of the New York Police Department, saying they are drawn from the same racial suspicions that drove George Zimmerman to hunt down Trayvon Martin. “Here in New York City, we have institutionalized Mr. Zimmerman’s suspicion with a policy that all but...
  • Ruh, roh: Anthony Weiner’s campaign manager quits

    07/28/2013 12:45:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/28/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    After House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi finally ripped Anthony Weiner’s “clueless” and “reprehensible” conduct last week, he basically hinted that she should go take a hike — and he’s been insisting that his campaign is going to continue as planned regardless of the newly surfaced revelations about the extent and timing of his sexting scandal.In new poll last Thursday, however, found that support for Weiner among NYC Democrats took a sudden and gigantic plunge, with his favorability rating dropping from 52 percent in June down to 30 percent. Now, for the internal implosion, via the NYT: In a new sign...
  • Huma's mom arrives to support her scandal hit daughter as Weiner's sexting partner ...

    07/28/2013 6:59:10 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 128 replies
    (London) Daily Mail) ^ | July 27, 2013 | Lydia Warren and Ashley Collman
    Complete Headline: Huma's mom arrives to support her scandal hit daughter as Weiner's sexting partner calls their marriage a 'business relationship' After Sydney Leathers' accusations of Anthony Weiner's 'business relationship' marriage, wife Huma Abedin's mom has showed up at the reeling political wife's New York City home to support her daughter. Leathers, the 23-year-old who revealed the latest string of explicit sex messages and naked pictures from Anthony Weiner, gave her first interview with CBS's Inside Edition and cried for Abedin 'for the pain she probably feels.' Now, as the other woman rubs salt in Abedin's wounds by telling the...
  • Should Anthony (sex addict) Weiner Step Down as a Candidate for Mayor of New York City?

    07/26/2013 7:21:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 56 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/26/13 | Carole Mallory
    **SNIP** He was devious enough to have the name Carlos Danger as an alias during his sexting and phone-sex bouts. Now the press has found Sydney Leathers, the young woman who was the recipient of Weiner's lust. She wants money for her story, CNN reports with negative innuendo -- while it, too, wants to make money off of her story. Smear the girl before she can say, "My name is…" if she will not play cricket with CNN. But after reviewing Weiner's politics, I wonder if the Democrats are not losing a good candidate. Weiner was the only member of...
  • Carlos Danger name generator. LOL!

    07/25/2013 3:22:39 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 97 replies
    Slate ^ | 23 JUL 13 | Chris Kirk
    The Carlos Danger Name Generator Use our widget to get a name like Anthony Weiner’s alleged sexting pseudonym.
  • Informal Poll: Will Carlos Danger (D) Win The NY Mayor's Race?

    07/25/2013 8:42:00 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 27 replies
    7/25/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Do you think that Carlos Danger will win the New York Democrat primary race and then go on to win the race for mayor of New York? Yes or No? Or do you think that he will lose and say that he "can't get no respect"? I think the odds are good for Carlos Danger to win, given that Danger Mouse was declared ineligible to run - as he is not presently a citizen of the United States - and is, well, you know, a mouse....
  • Recall effort for (San Diego RAT) Mayor Filner gets underway

    07/19/2013 7:54:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | 7/19/13 | Misha DiBono
    **SNIP** “He doesn’t have to be convicted, he doesn’t have to be indicted, there doesn’t have to be witnesses coming forward. It’s the standard defined by the public. The public says either we like him or we don’t – its that simple.” San Diego Democratic Party released a statement saying they were unable to reach a consensus and will not ask for the mayor’s resignation. Democratic Chairman Francine Busby strongly condemns sexual harassment, of which the mayor is accused, saying “we abhor the actions he is alleged to have taken 
against women.” Supporters of the recall must gather slightly more...
  • (Boston) Mayor, top cop blast Rolling Stone over Tsarnaev cover (CVS, Tedeschi refuse to sell it)

    07/18/2013 3:56:12 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 7/17/13 | Marie Szaniszlo, John Zaremba

    Mayor Thomas M. Menino today wrote to the publisher of Rolling Stone, telling him the decision to put accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover of next month’s edition “rewards a terrorist with celebrity treatment” — treatment the magazine should have given to the survivors. “The survivors of the Boston attacks deserve Rolling Stone cover stories,” Menino wrote in a letter to Jann Wenner, ”though I no longer feel that Rolling Stone deserves them.” Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis said today: "I'm disgusted by it. They should have given the victims more consideration."
  • Sanford mayor unhappy with Department of Justice over Zimmerman case email

    07/18/2013 1:01:52 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 31 replies
    WFTV ^ | 7/18/2013 | WFTV
    SANFORD, Fla. — Federal investigators want the public's help as they try to decide whether George Zimmerman violated Trayvon Martin's civil rights, but Channel 9 learned Sanford's mayor has a big problem with how the feds are collecting tips. The email address justice officials created reads Sanford.Florida@USDOJ.gov. Sanford Mayor Jeff Triplett believes that email address indirectly blames the entire city for what happened to Martin, despite all their work to get rid of the stigma. A jury on Saturday acquitted Zimmerman of second-degree murder charges in Martin's shooting death. Channel 9's Karla Ray got a copy of the letter Triplett...
  • Mayor Bob Filner (Democrat) to be keynote speaker at… sexual assault victim benefit.

    07/17/2013 6:19:08 PM PDT · by BAW · 19 replies
    MoeLane.com ^ | July 17, 2013 | Moe Lane
    10News has learned [San Diego] Mayor Bob Filner [Democrat] has agreed to be the keynote speaker at a benefit for sexual assault victims. A women veterans group tells 10News the mayor’s camp has just confirmed the appearance. Filner was originally scheduled to attend as an award recipient. The group has stripped him of the award. Instead, he is set to address the scandal now consuming City Hall. Said scandal being in two parts: •That Bob Filner still has not resigned after having multiple, credible accusations of sexual harassment made against him by numerous members of his own party*; •And that...
  • Job No. 1 For L.A.'s New Mayor: Fix Tax Collection

    06/30/2013 11:56:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2013 | Bruce Bialosky
    The multitude of challenges that the new mayor of America’s second largest city will face starting tomorrow constitutes a laundry list of items. None needs greater focus than revamping the Office of Finance and the business licensing process. If Los Angeles ever wants to regain its business friendly status, this is where he needs to start. There are many tools the City of Los Angeles has found to antagonize current and prospective businesses, but the licensing process and the people who oversee it are at the top -- largely because Los Angeles has been in such need of revenue they...
  • Polls: Weiner Has Surprising Support From Women

    06/27/2013 1:00:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    RCP ^ | 06/27/2013 | Scott Conroy
    <p>When Anthony Weiner entered the New York City mayor's race last month, few observers expected the disgraced former congressman to become a front-runner to succeed Michael Bloomberg.</p> <p>Fewer still anticipated that Weiner would poll particularly well among women.</p> <p>But two surveys released this week show that the married Weiner, who resigned from Congress in 2011 after first lying about and then admitting to lewd online behavior, has surged into the top tier of a crowded Democratic field and that his support among female voters is robust.</p>
  • Anthony Weiner Surges to Lead in Democratic Mayoral Race: NBC NY/WSJ/Marist Poll

    06/26/2013 12:14:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 06/26/2013 | By Jon Schuppe
    Democratic mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner has surged ahead of his opponents in a new NBC 4 New York/Wall Street Journal poll, transforming himself in just a few weeks from disgraced has-been to mayoral front-runner. Weiner, who entered the race two years after resigning his congressional seat amid a sexting scandal, now leads City Council Speaker Christine Quinn 25 percent to 20 percent among registered Democrats, the poll by Marist found. That's a flip-flop from the last survey in May, when Quinn, the longtime front-runner, led Weiner 24 percent to 19 percent. And a runoff in the Democratic contest seems increasingly...
  • Cat has been mayor of Alaska town for 15 years

    06/08/2013 1:17:17 PM PDT · by VRW Conspirator · 40 replies
    Bizarre News ^ | Wednesday, 18 July 2012 | unknown
    There is a town in Alaska that has had a cat as mayor for 15 years. The cat named Stubbs has been the mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska for nearly all of his life -- no joke. It's been that way for more than a decade in the small tourist town that boasts nearly 900 residents. The part-manx was named honorary mayor shortly after his birth, and now locals all know the cat as "Mayor Stubbs." "He was just in the Alaska Magazine, and he's been featured in a few different things," said Lauri Stec, who works at Nagley's General Store...
  • Lying Liar Anthony Weiner's Underage Girl Problem

    06/07/2013 4:06:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 7, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    Touchy, touchy. Despite Team Anthony Weiner's best efforts at political rehabilitation, there's just no way to shore up his sorest scandal spot. As the New York Post reported this week, Weiner had a bit of a snit fit when a local Democratic official boldly slammed his sexting habits with underage girls. Chris Owens, the Dems' state committee member in northwest Brooklyn, called out the skeezy ex-congressman at a mayoral candidate forum. "I am outraged and disgusted by you," Owens told Weiner. "Both by what you did and by the fact that you have the arrogance to run for mayor. I...
  • Anthony Weiner Gets Into Shouting Match in First Confrontation Over Sexting Scandal

    06/06/2013 11:13:41 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 36 replies
    Politicker ^ | 6/5/13 | Jill Colvin
    He’s back. An explosive Anthony Weiner received his first serious criticism from voters over the sexting scandal that forced him to resign from Congress Wednesday night–sparking a shouting match that marked the most heated moment of his campaign to date. Mr. Weiner had given his usual stump speech touting middle class jobs and his book of policy proposals at a New Kings Democrats candidates forum in Williamsburg when the floor was opened to questions. The second came from Chris Owens, a Brownstone Brooklyn district leader and a supporter of one of Mr. Weiner’s electoral rivals, who berated Mr. Weiner for...
  • Anthony Weiner gaining in New York mayor’s race

    05/29/2013 8:49:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/29/2013 | By Aaron Blake
    <p>Anthony Weiner is gaining in the Democratic primary for New York City mayor, according to a new poll from Marist College.</p> <p>The poll shows City Council Speaker Christine Quinn continues to lead, at 24 points, with Weiner slightly behind at 19 percent. That five-point gap is down from 11 in April, when Weiner’s potential candidacy first made news. At that point, Quinn led 26 percent to 15 percent.</p>
  • Toronto mayor denies he smokes crack cocaine

    05/24/2013 11:39:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 25, 2013 1:06 AM EDT | Rob Gillies
    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford denied that he smokes crack cocaine and said he is not an addict, breaking a week of silence over reports of a video purportedly showing him using the drug. Critics were not appeased, with one city councilor questioning whether the mayor told “the whole truth” and another calling on him to resign. The mayor of Canada’s largest city did not say whether he has ever used crack. He did not take questions from reporters at a news conference at City Hall, held after close allies released a letter urging him to address the reports of the...
  • A Wife With Powerful Ties Is an Unexpected Architect of a New York Comeback (Huma, MuzzBro Alert)

    05/24/2013 8:25:01 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 38 replies
    NY Times ^ | 5/24/13 | MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM, MICHAEL BARBARO and AMY CHOZICK
    When Chelsea Clinton wanted to make a low-key visit to the hurricane-stricken Rockaways last fall, she arranged to take a trip with her close friend Huma Abedin, a longtime aide to Hillary Rodham Clinton. -snip- But the reality, it turns out, is just the opposite: Those close to the couple say that Ms. Abedin, a seasoned operative well versed in the politics of redemption, has been a main architect of her husband’s rehabilitative journey, shaping his calculated comeback and drawing on her close ties with one of the country’s most powerful families to lay the groundwork for his return. A...
  • Anthony Weiner To Prop Up NYC Mayoral Campaign With Many More Naked Pictures Of Himself

    05/23/2013 9:46:55 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | May 23, 2013
    Anothny Weiner, NYC's muppet former congressman, and as we reported yesterday, the man who following his disgraceful fall from grace announced his mayoral campaign on YouTube, continues to be the gift that keeps on giving... if mostly naked pictures of his anatomy to various women. As the WaPo reports, "Former congressman and newly announced New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner (D) said in an interview Thursday morning with WNYC-FM that there could be women coming forward with more e-mails or photos from the inappropriate digital conversations that led to his resignation in 2011." In other words, where there was one...
  • Voters Oust Mayor of Harrisburg, Pa in Democratic Primary

    05/22/2013 11:38:46 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 6 replies
    Reuters, via Newsmax ^ | May 22, 2013 | Reuters, via Newsmax
    The embattled mayor of Pennsylvania's financially crippled capital of Harrisburg was ousted on Tuesday when she lost the Democratic primary to the owner of an independent bookstore. Mayor Linda Thompson's loss to Eric Papenfuse comes after a tumultuous term in which her outbursts and statements caused a loss of confidence in her administration. Papenfuse is likely to win the general election in this heavily Democratic city in November, but he must still face off against independent candidate Nevin Mindlin.
  • Video: Anthony Weiner polls second in NYC mayoral race as campaign expands

    05/22/2013 8:22:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/22/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Hey, if Mark Sanford can find redemption at the polls after having an affair, why can’t Anthony Weiner after, er, exposing himself? Let the campaign of a thousand double entendres begin! Weiner inexplicably provides the first in his video, talking about the plight of the middle class and the lack of traditional upward mobility — saying that “it’s getting harder and harder every day.” No, I’m not kidding:http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=x92OWufIWcU#!Difficult, Anthony, difficult. Someone get this man a thesaurus, please.Nonetheless, Weiner is finding some sympathy for his big comeback. According to a new poll in the Big Apple from Quinnipiac, Weiner enters the...
  • Weiner’s Wife Didn’t Disclose Consulting Work She Did While Serving in State Dept.

    05/16/2013 9:49:00 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 9 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 16, 2013 | RAYMOND HERNANDEZ
    The State Department, under Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, created an arrangement for her longtime aide and confidante Huma Abedin to work for private clients as a consultant while serving as a top adviser in the department. Connect with NYTMetro Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook for news and conversation. Ms. Abedin did not disclose the arrangement — or how much income she earned — on her financial report. It requires officials to make public any significant sources of income. The disclosure of the agreement that Ms. Abedin made with the State Department comes as her husband, former...
  • Detroit Mayor Calls It In

    05/15/2013 8:02:33 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 34 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 15 May 2013 | Jay Scott Smith
    After a tumultuous four years overseeing a city long riddled with blight, corruption, crime, and historic financial issues, mayor David Bing has had enough, telling a stunned audience at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History Tuesday that he’d leave when his term ends in December. The 69-year-old Bing, a hall-of-fame NBA player who spent most of his career with the Pistons and then was a successful businessman in Detroit had never ran for office before narrowly winning the 2009 race to replace Kwame Kilpatrick, who in less than a term in office had gone from rising Democratic star...
  • Stothert beats Suttle to become Omaha's first female mayor (Defeats "Bloomberg Clone")

    05/14/2013 10:27:47 PM PDT · by Kolath · 8 replies
    Omaha.com ^ | 05/14/2013 | Robynn Tysver
    Jean Stothert made it look easy. The Republican City Councilwoman made history tonight as the first woman ever elected Omaha mayor. "Oh, what a ride this has been," Stothert told supporters Tuesday night. She thanked Suttle and said he'd pledged his help during the transition. "Campaigns are very competitive and ours was no exception," she said. "And yet I've always thought of him as an incredibly hard worker." Stothert entered the race as the frontrunner and never ceded her woman-to-beat status. She held a commanding vote lead even in early returns released from the Douglas County Election Commissioner.
  • Dave Bing Will Not Seek Another Term As Detroit Mayor

    05/14/2013 11:26:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 97 replies
    Forbes ^ | 05/14/2013 | Joann Muller
    Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, the 69-year-old former NBA star and Hall of Famer, says he will not seek another term in office. Instead, he will explore a bid for Wayne County executive. His decision not to seek re-election is not a huge surprise, given that the struggling city is currently being run by a state-appointed emergency financial manager who is considering a municipal bankruptcy. The announcement leaves former Detroit Medical Center chief Mike Duggan and Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon as the two frontrunners for the four-year term. Five other candidates are in the running. The top two vote-getters on...
  • Clintons freeze out Weiner

    05/13/2013 5:05:23 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 13, 2013
    Bill and Hillary Clinton will not support Anthony Weiner in his dream of becoming mayor even though they love his wife, Huma Abedin, sources say. “The Clintons wish Weiner would just disappear. Every time he pops up, it’s a reminder of Bill’s scandal with Monica Lewinsky, and it isn’t helpful to Hillary’s hopes for 2016,” one Democrat told Page Six.
  • Anthony Weiner ‘Can’t Say’ If Other Pics Exist ...

    04/24/2013 9:12:52 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/24/13 | Breanna Edwards
    Anthony Weiner admitted in an interview Wednesday that there might be other embarrassing photos of him out there that have yet to surface.
  • Islamist pitching for ‘First Lady’ of New York City?

    04/24/2013 2:28:18 PM PDT · by opentalk · 12 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | April 10, 2013 | Shoebat Foundation
    After reading the 16-page New York Times magazine piece on former U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner and his Muslim wife, Huma Abedin, one thing is clear. Weiner is giving serious thought (and money) to exploring the possibility of running for mayor of the city that was hit by Al-Qaeda on 9/11/01. Based on what is known about Huma, something else becomes clear. A woman with significant familial ties to the group that spawned Al-Qaeda would become first lady of the city that was hit by Al-Qaeda on 9/11/01. Make no mistake, whether Abedin has Brotherhood sympathies or not, her mother –Saleha...
  • Boston mayor says authorities may never question bomb suspect

    04/21/2013 9:46:51 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 79 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 21, 2013 | Doina Chiacu and Susan Cornwell
    Boston Mayor Tom Menino said on Sunday authorities may never be able to question the Boston Marathon bombing suspect, who lies seriously injured and unable to speak after eluding police for 24 hours.
  • 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 city’s 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 Democrat’s 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
    Omaha.com ^ | 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 public’s 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: http://www.ktrh.com/pages/michaelberry.html?article=11087244#ixzz2O73IfYmt Video at link
  • Philly Mayor Wants Mag Punished over Race Relations Story

    03/19/2013 6:07:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 80 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 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.” Nutter’s 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 Philly.com 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 doctor’s 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. Koch’s 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 York’s Michael Bloomberg, Chicago’s Rahm Emanuel and St. Paul’s 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 we’re 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: http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Sheehan-to-make-a-run-for-mayor-4046442.php#ixzz2CXwLxZ3I
  • Elk Grove Mayoral Candidate Denies Spray-Painting Fellow Candidate’s Sign

    11/06/2012 1:56:52 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 4 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | 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...