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The Official 2013 NYC Mayoral Election thread

 
 
Reply Fri 14 Sep, 2012 06:48 am
I know its probably far too early for this thread. But you know, this could be one of the funnest mayoral races (no matter what city/country) that have ever been in recorded history. At least for me, its the most anticipated one I have ever known.

Mayor Bloomberg is on his way out. For better or for worse. He won't be able to avoid those pesky term limits like he did the last time.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City_mayoral_election,_2013
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Democratic Party
Declared [According to the Wikipedia page]
Tom Allon, CEO of Manhattan Media and former New York City public school teacher[1]
Scott Stringer, Borough President of Manhattan[2]
Bill Thompson, former New York City Comptroller and Democratic Party candidate for Mayor in 2009[3]

Potential

Bill de Blasio, New York City Public Advocate[4]
Adolfo CarriĆ³n, Jr., former director of the White House Office of Urban Affairs and former Borough President of The Bronx[5][6]
Ruben Diaz, Jr., Borough President of The Bronx[7]
John Liu, New York City Comptroller[8]
Eva Moskowitz, CEO of the Success Academy Charter Schools (formerly Success Charter Network) and former New York City Councilwoman[6]
Christine Quinn, speaker of the New York City Council[9][10]
Christopher O. Ward, former director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey[6]
Anthony Weiner, former U.S. Representative for New York's 9th congressional district[11]



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Independent
Declared

Jimmy McMillan, perennial candidate and founder of the Rent Is Too Damn High Party[21]

Potential

Eliot Spitzer, former Governor of New York[18][22]


And the infamous soundbite activist, "rent is too damn high" meister:
Jimmy McMillan is Running for Mayor (Again)
http://politicker.com/2012/09/jimmy-mcmillan-is-running-for-mayor/

I'll do a backflip for joy if Spitzer throws his well tussled hat into the ring.

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Republican Party
Potential

John Catsimatidis, owner of Gristedes supermarkets[6]
Kristin M. Davis, the madam who was involved in Spitzer's prostitution scandal as governor, and 2010 gubernatorial candidate; she changed her party registration to Republican in July 2012 in preparation for a potential run.[15]
Kelsey Grammer, actor[16][17]
Richard Grasso, former Chairman of the New York Stock Exchange[18]
Raymond Kelly, Commissioner of the New York City Police Department[18]
Diana Taylor, former New York State Banking Department superintendent[19][20]


I hate Raymond Kelly and so far the only Republican I despise that has the potential for contender for the office. Ms. Davis' possibility seemingly is as much a joke as McMillan's never to come to fruition political career. Didn't know that Kelsey Grammer was either a Republican or a potential office runner. Don't know enough about his political views right now to comment.

At least for now, I'm more interested in the others in the possible Republican camp that have not be highlighted in this unexpectedly informative Wiki page. I now have a greater respect for Wikipedia because this page is far more detailed then I ever expected it to be.
 
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 19 Dec, 2012 12:09 pm
@tsarstepan,
Lhota is Resigning as MTA Chief, Probably So He Can Run for Mayor
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2012/12/lhota-resigns-runs-for-mayor.html

Yet he's already behind a six pack of 8 balls placed inconveniently in his own mayoral path:
Monthly MetroCard Set to Rise to $112; or, Why Joe Lhota Is Doomed
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2012/12/metrocard-fare-hike-monthly-112-lhota-mayor.html
Sturgis
 
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Reply Wed 19 Dec, 2012 12:18 pm
@tsarstepan,
Probably doing it so he can distance himself from the MTA before the fare hike goes into effect. Laughing

Figures if he is out of there long enough people will forget his misdeeds and missteps (blizzard horror springs to mind).

He will be the Republicans answer to the twit Christine Bloomberg...er, I mean Quinn who has been trying to distance her little old self from Mikey these last few months. Too late for her though.

I wish Bill Thompson or De Blasio would get out there and put a campaign in to full swing.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 19 Dec, 2012 02:12 pm
@tsarstepan,
Listening - especially re Spitzer.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 28 Jan, 2013 08:10 am
It's official for De Blasio:
De Blasio, Announcing Mayoral Bid, Pledges to Help People City Hall Forgot
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/28/nyregion/bill-de-blasio-kicks-off-campaign-for-mayor.html?_r=0
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 6 Feb, 2013 10:35 am
Videos: Jon Stewart And Ray Kelly Talk Mayoral Run, Guns, And Stop-And-Frisk On The Daily Show
http://gothamist.com/2013/02/06/videos_jon_stewart_and_ray_kelly_ta.php
I'll be watching last night's The Daily Show tonight.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 13 Feb, 2013 09:47 am
Wannabe Mayors Throw Bike Lanes Under The Bus
http://gothamist.com/2013/02/13/wannabe_mayors_throw_bike_lanes_und.php
Sturgis
 
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Reply Wed 13 Feb, 2013 04:51 pm
@tsarstepan,
In a change of events, it turns out that Republican Joe Lhota is already having trouble. Turns out former Staten Island biggie, Guy Molinari has shifted support from Lhota over to former Democrat, Adolfo Carrion of the Bronx.

http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2013/02/the_new_feud_un-returned_phone.html#incart_river


It seems Lhota didn't return Molinari's phone calls, so rather than stick with a long time Republican (Lhota) he's taking on a new pal in a man who was a Democrat until just a few months back.

Before anyone says:
'so what?'
Keep in mind that this is Guy Molinari who was a major part of Staten Island and therefore NYC politics for more than a quarter of a century. (Assembleyman, Congressman, Borough President) and he has a boat named after him. Additionally, his daughter Susan was a big part of NYC political scene for several years (City Council, Congresswoman) Staten Islander's love the Guy and listen to him. Lhota could be seeing an early end to his bid.


tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 13 Feb, 2013 07:22 pm
@Sturgis,
Thanks Sturgis. And oooh! A new name I'm not familiar with: Adolfo Carrion of the Bronx. He's going to have to do a lot of PR to get his name out for name and issue recognition.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 11 Mar, 2013 06:09 am
Quinn Campaign Kicks-Off with Well Orchestrated Tour
http://www.wnyc.org/articles/wnyc-news/2013/mar/10/quinn-campaign-kicks-well-orchestrated-tour/
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 2 Apr, 2013 11:19 am
New scandal today:
The Brian Lehrer Show
[State] Sen. Smith and Councilman Halloran Arrested in Plot to Rig Mayor's Race
http://www.wnyc.org/shows/bl/2013/apr/02/sen-smith-and-councilman-halloran-arrested-plot-rig-mayors-race/
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 11 Apr, 2013 07:40 am
Anthony Weiner, Disgraced Former Congressman, Considering Run For New York City Mayor
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/10/anthony-weiner-nyc-mayor-huma-abedin-interview_n_3050499.html
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Sturgis
 
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Reply Thu 11 Apr, 2013 10:34 am
@tsarstepan,
Time to add another name to the mix!
The Reverend Erick Salgado from Staten Island has tossed himself into the crowd apparently as a Democrat. He says he's a 'Conservative Democrat'

http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2013/04/staten_island_resident_erick_s.html#incart_river

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Born in the Bronx, Rev. Salgado is a pastor of Iglesia Jovenes Cristianos (Young Christian Church) in Brooklyn, which serves 1,100 members in the tri-state area. He also founded a radio ministry, "Radio Cantico."

Rev. Salgado said he's formed a broad coalition around his mayoral campaign -- bringing in members of the Russian, Orthodox Jewish, African-American, Polish and Korean communities from across the boroughs.

He defines himself as a "conservative Democrat," and points out he is the only Latino seeking to run on that party's line. Former Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion, a former Democrat, is seeking the Republican nomination.


and of course his mandatory website (absurdly slow loading)

http://www.salgadonyc.com/
RABEL222
 
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Reply Thu 11 Apr, 2013 06:27 pm
@Sturgis,
Just what we need. Another crooked religious politician. I would rather have a dozen Wieners than one preacher.
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hawkeye10
 
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Reply Fri 12 Apr, 2013 12:24 am
is it too early to announce that Anthony Weiner is the incoming NYC mayor?
H2O MAN
 
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Reply Fri 12 Apr, 2013 08:37 am
@hawkeye10,

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_qwAEax4Ml4/Tej_l5znIaI/AAAAAAAAYqA/x6S5YeCRgw8/s1600/Oscar+Meyer+Weiner.jpg

Rolling Eyes Honorable Mayor Weiner ... hasn't NYC suffered enough?
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 12 Apr, 2013 11:32 am
@hawkeye10,
hawkeye10 wrote:

is it too early to announce that Anthony Weiner is the incoming NYC mayor?

He's got an uphill battle of his own making. Right now, he's the long shot dark horse allegedly in the race.
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Fri 12 Apr, 2013 12:37 pm
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan wrote:

hawkeye10 wrote:

is it too early to announce that Anthony Weiner is the incoming NYC mayor?

He's got an uphill battle of his own making. Right now, he's the long shot dark horse allegedly in the race.

I have not seen any polling but I don't believe that...he is a fine politician who very many believe was treated unfairly by the party. His mistakes were relatively minor.
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hawkeye10
 
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Reply Mon 15 Apr, 2013 02:13 am
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan wrote:


He's got an uphill battle of his own making. Right now, he's the long shot dark horse allegedly in the race.

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Can infamous Twitter user and disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner make a political comeback and be elected mayor of New York?

Most political experts surveyed by ABCNews.com believe he could
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"People are much more forgiving of errors relating to sex than those relating to money," said Mitchell Moss, a longtime New York political analyst and professor at New York University. "He can run as the outsider."

Weiner, 47, resigned from Congress in 2011 after tweeting lewd photos of himself to women and then publicly denying that the photos were of his body parts. He later confessed that he had taken the photos and sent the messages to women who were not his wife.

Now, Weiner is taking steps to reenter a political race with wife, Huma Abedin -- who is an aide to Hillary Clinton -- by his side. In an interview with New York Times Magazine, published online this morning, Weiner said he may consider running to succeed Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

"To some degree, it's now or maybe never for me, in terms of running for something," Weiner told the magazine. "Also, I want to ask people to give me a second chance."

In March, Weiner spent more than $100,000 on polls gauging whether the public could forgive him -- and vote for him -- after the scandal.

"He wouldn't be doing this if there wasn't some indication he could. He's still an astute politician, and so is (Huma)," said Liz Benjamin, a political analyst for YNN's Capital Tonight. "(Huma) is such a close, guarded person, to put herself out there to this degree, there is something really big behind this. They are really thinking seriously about it."

http://abcnews.go.com/US/anthony-weiner-win-york-city-mayoral-election-strategists/story?id=18923633#.UWu1zqLlaf4
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H2O MAN
 
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Reply Mon 15 Apr, 2013 05:46 am


NYC needs a mayor that supports the US constitution.
NYC does not need another liberal mayor.
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