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  • Allergic Reaction Sends Rochester's (NY) Mayor Warren to Hospital

    08/28/2017 2:00:50 PM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 9 replies
    AP/ ^ | August 23, 2017
    August 23, 2017 10:19 AM ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Officials in Rochester say Mayor Lovely Warren has been hospitalized after suffering an allergic reaction. City Communications Director James Smith says Wednesday that the 40-year-old Democrat was admitted to Strong Memorial Hospital on Tuesday "due to a significant allergic reaction." Read more here:
  • Insider: BHillary Clinton '50-50' On Running for NYC Mayor

    01/24/2017 3:42:57 PM PST · by drewh · 58 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 24, 2017 | 2:10 | By Daniel Halper and Todd Venezia January 24, 2017 | 2:10am | Updated
    Hillary Clinton is seriously considering a run for New York mayor, according to a major city political insider, who claims she’s “50-50.” Supermarket magnate John Catsimatidis said he talked to the failed Democratic presidential nominee, and came away convinced she may try to resurrect her political career by challenging Mayor Bill de Blasio this year. “I spoke to her about it, but she didn’t indicate or signal to me [whether she would run]. She didn’t say never, she didn’t say no. In my personal opinion, it’s 50-50,” the billionaire owner of Gristedes Foods told The Real Deal real estate blog...
  • Sylvester Turner wins Houston mayoral runoff election

    12/12/2015 8:45:03 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 56 replies
    OUSTON - Sylvester Turner won the Houston mayoral runoff election Saturday evening. The polls closed at 7 p.m. Saturday after a day of bad weather worried candidates about voter turnout. ELECTION RESULTS: Volunteers for both candidates tailored their phone bank messages on election eve, urging voters to cast their ballots in the morning rather than waiting until the afternoon. Although conventional political wisdom says rainy weather generally works against Democrats, this campaign has been anything but conventional.
  • Bill de Blasio opens a major lead in NYC mayoral race: poll

    08/29/2013 1:14:34 AM PDT · by South40 · 24 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/28/2013
    NEW YORK — With less than two weeks before the election, Bill de Blasio has surged into a significant lead in the city’s Democratic mayoral primary, according to a new poll. ((snip)) That’s a 15-point lead over Christine Quinn, the City Council speaker who had been considered the front-runner to replace outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Quinn, with 21 percent support, is now statistically tied for second place with former Comptroller Bill Thompson, who registered at 20 percent in the poll. The other contenders were trailing in single digits, including former Rep. Anthony Weiner (8 percent),
  • The key to Mike Duggan's odds-defying primary win in the Detroit mayoral race

    08/08/2013 3:58:26 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 25 replies ^ | August 08, 2013 | Tim Skubick
    “I’m proud of Detroit.” On the other end of the line was Sen. Tupac Hunter (D-Detroit), who is a member of the Mike Duggan inner circle. He was calling to remind everyone of what the senator said last week in the midst of a media story line that somehow his candidate for Mayor of Detroit could not win an uphill write-in campaign. So much for that story line. “You said you would save that tape,” he chuckled as he basked in a very impressive victory for his guy for mayor. Mr. Duggan defied the experts and finished fir - not...
  • Rahm Emanuel wins Chicago mayoral vote

    02/22/2011 6:25:52 PM PST · by Stayfrosty · 145 replies
    CNN ^ | 2-22-2011 | CNN political Unit
    (CNN) - Rahm Emanuel, the former chief of staff to President Barack Obama, won the Chicago mayoral election Tuesday, topping the 50% threshold to avoid a run-off vote, CNN projects.
  • Testimony: Emanuel's Renters Wanted $100,000 to End Lease Early

    12/16/2010 12:40:04 PM PST · by PBRCat · 39 replies · 1+ views
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | December 16, 2010 | Jeff Coen
    Emanuel's tenant, Robert Halpin, wanted $100,000 to move early and allow Emanuel back into his home during a run for mayor. Levy said he was the one who first spoke to the Halpins about them leaving the home early, and that Emanuel did offer some compensation. Levy said he passed the $100,000 figure to Emanuel, who called it "ridiculous." The counter offer was $5,000 a month for every month early the Halpins left, Levy said. The lease is set to expire in mid-2011. The lawyer for the Halpins later indicated they would not be moving, Levy said.
  • Bessemer mayoral candidate claims Nick Saban endorsement, passing out fliers with altered photo

    08/19/2010 5:10:30 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 3 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | 08/18/10 | Anita Debro -- The Birmingham News
    For a political hopeful in Alabama, it could be the ultimate endorsement -- a show of support from University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban. Bessemer Councilwoman Dorothy Davidson, who is running for mayor of the city, claims she secured Saban's endorsement of her campaign three weeks ago. Davidson printed it on a color campaign flier that shows her and the coach smiling side by side on a golf course.
  • Conservative Wins London Mayoral Race

    05/02/2008 6:59:21 PM PDT · by choose4urfuture · 23 replies · 161+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 5/2/2008 | Paisley Dodds
    LONDON (AP) — An eccentric Conservative lawmaker appeared likely to become London's next mayor after an election that brought only gloom Friday for Prime Minister Gordon Brown and his Labour Party. Brown's first test at the polls Thursday brought Labour its worst local election results in four decades; his credibility has been dented by accusations of dithering and economic blunders since he became leader last June. The party lost more than 300 municipal council seats and the Conservatives made strong gains in its longtime weak spot in northern England. In London, bookmakers and legislators alike predicted former magazine editor Boris...
  • DC Mayoral Election - Is Fenty a pothead??

    09/06/2006 1:58:07 PM PDT · by BrettH · 1 replies · 368+ views
    For those of you following the DC Mayoral race... what is with this video?? (as seen on Personally, I think it's pretty funny, especially with ex-mayor and ex-crackhead Marion Barry endorsing Fenty.
  • Campaigning may be difficult after Katrina (NO mayoral elections should be no later than April 29)

    01/08/2006 6:51:26 AM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies · 470+ views
    Houma Today ^ | 1/08/06 | JEREMY ALFORD
    Campaigning may be difficult after Katrina By JEREMY ALFORD Courier Capitol Correspondent January 08. 2006 12:41AM BATON ROUGE -- While state officials have spent recent months devising a plan to hold elections in the hurricane-ravaged portions of Louisiana, those who run campaigns have been concocting new schemes for the actual campaigning process. It will certainly be a different picture from what voters and candidates find familiar. Deserted cities will complicate media launches, limited resources will make fund raising difficult, and hordes of displaced voters could forever change the face of get-out-the-vote efforts. Additionally, by all accounts, there will only be...
  • Mayoral debate in Minneapolis takes odd turns(most bizarre quote I've seen lately)

    09/08/2005 6:46:47 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 15 replies · 1,505+ views
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 9-8-05 | Rochelle Olson,
    A six-candidate Minneapolis mayoral debate dissolved into a shouting match Wednesday between two audience members. The event, sponsored by the student senate at the Minneapolis Community and Technical College, started off with the typical opening statements but soon grew unusual. Mayor R.T. Rybak's name was misspelled on a slide, and candidate Mark Koscielski was identified on a slide as John Blackshaw, who is Rybak's campaign manager. About 200 audience members had a chance to ask questions, and topics touched on such subjects as welfare reform, financial aid for college, corporate age discrimination and prison populations. A black man went to...
  • Two candidates waste no time filing for Minneapolis mayoral election

    07/05/2005 3:42:15 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 1 replies · 203+ views
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 7-5-05 | rochelle olson
    Familiar faces and perennial optimists put their names into the Minneapolis mayor's race first thing today when the candidate filing period opened at City Hall. Gun shop owner Mark Koscielski paid his $20 and filed first, while veteran and former City Council member Dick Franson filed second in the first-floor elections office. "I want to be No. 1 and today I was No. 1," Koscielski said. As for his party affiliation, the candidate said, "I filed as 'Pissed Off Taxpayer.' "
  • California Libertarian near the front in crowded San Diego mayoral race

    06/24/2005 12:14:07 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 11 replies · 655+ views
    Libertarian Party ^ | June 22, 2005
    "Only in San Diego would we expect a Libertarian to be in the front of the pack," said Michael Marcotte, moderator of a KCBS panel -- televised on May 27 -- about the candidates in the San Diego, Calif., mayoral race. The Libertarian in question is Richard Rider, chairman of the successful San Diego Tax Fighters and one of 11 active candidates for the special mayoral election to be held July 26. And Marcotte wasn't alone in his estimation of Rider's chances of success in this race: Rider, a retired stockbroker and financial planner, has routinely been named as one...
  • CA: LA mayoral candidates running close in early returns

    05/17/2005 9:36:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 425+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 5/17/05 | Michael R. Blood - AP
    LOS ANGELES - Mayor James Hahn and Councilman Antonio Villaraigosa were nearly deadlocked in early returns Tuesday as the incumbent struggled to hold his job despite a City Hall fundraising scandal and Villaraigosa sought to become the city's first Hispanic mayor since the 19th century. Unofficial tally of mail-in ballots showed Villaraigosa with 61,435 votes, or 51 percent, to 58,045, or 49 percent, for Hahn. Returns from polling places had yet to be counted. Hahn beat Villaraigosa in a runoff four years ago, then delivered on his promise to cut crime. But the incumbent was damaged by allegations that his...
  • LA Times endorses Villaraigosa in tight mayoral race

    05/08/2005 12:32:10 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 573+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/8/05 | AP - Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Times has endorsed City Councilman Antonio Villaraigosa in the May 17 mayoral run-off, saying the candidate has a "relish and intensity" for attacking the city's woes that incumbent Mayor James Hahn lacks. The Times also endorsed Villaraigosa in 2001, when the two candidates ran against each other in a tight race marked by attack ads that helped Hahn to a come-from-behind win. "Villaraigosa's drive, people skills and knack for coalition-building earned our endorsement in 2001. Given Hahn's lack of dynamism, those traits seem even more desirable four ho-hum years later," reads the editorial...
  • CA: In latest TV ad of LA mayoral race, Villaraigosa looks to tie Hahn to corruption

    05/02/2005 7:48:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 372+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 5/2/05 | AP - Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES - Days after prosecutors began a preliminary inquiry into his fund-raising, mayoral candidate Antonio Villaraigosa began airing a TV ad Monday that seeks to put Mayor James Hahn on the defensive over an ongoing corruption probe at City Hall. The 30-second spot covers familiar ground: Villaraigosa has been attacking Hahn for months over the ongoing investigation, in which prosecutors are looking into allegations that City Hall officials traded contracts for campaign donations. No administration officials have been charged. "Where will the investigation end?" a narrator in the ad asks. "Isn't it time for a change?" The ad appeared...
  • CA: LA district attorney reviews donations to mayoral candidate (Villaraigosa)

    04/29/2005 7:20:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 362+ views
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - District Attorney Steve Cooley said Friday his office was looking into questionable out-of-state donations to Antonio Villaraigosa, one day after the mayoral candidate announced he was returning $47,000 from workers of two Florida-based companies. "In response to extensive media coverage, I believe an inquiry is warranted and have instructed our Public Integrity Division to take the necessary first steps," Cooley said in a statement. There was no political motivation to the move, said Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for the district attorney's office. "His job is to enforce the law," she said, referring to Cooley. "He's here...
  • Hahn, Villaraigosa trade harsh words in mayoral debate

    03/28/2005 8:06:55 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 406+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/28/05 | Michael R. Blood - AP
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The two candidates for mayor relentlessly attacked each other Monday in their first televised, one-on-one debate and wrangled over issues from trust to traffic in caustic and sometimes personal terms. Mayor James Hahn repeatedly questioned whether Angelenos could trust city Councilman Antonio Villaraigosa, depicting him as an indecisive, pandering leader with a record of damaging decisions in his days as Assembly speaker. "This campaign is about trust," Hahn said. Referring to Villaraigosa, he said bluntly, "People don't trust you." The councilman, in turn, said Hahn's City Hall was the most investigated administration in modern times, alluding...
  • Blank bubbles don't count in mayoral race, judge rules [San Diego: Intent of Voter vs. the Law]

    11/23/2004 1:16:29 PM PST · by SolidSupplySide · 48 replies · 1,604+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 11.23.2004 | Greg Moran
    A judge refused yesterday to order the counting of ballots in the San Diego mayoral race in which voters wrote in the name of Councilwoman Donna Frye but neglected to fill in a small oval-shaped bubble next to it. The decision by retired Judge Eric Helgesen was a crucial victory in a post-election legal battle for Mayor Dick Murphy, who has claimed victory after finishing with 2,205 more votes than Frye in results announced Friday. The judge ruled against the League of Women Voters of San Diego and two Frye supporters who contended there are thousands of such ballots the...