Public Advocate Bill de Blasio emerged as the top choice in the Democratic mayoral primary, but could still face weeks and another electoral fight before becoming his party’s nominee.
Kelly said none of the candidates have requested a terrorism briefing from the police department. He said the public should be asking whether or not candidates understand the threat to New York City.
Polls showed ex-MTA chairman Joe Lhota with a consistent lead over billionaire grocery store magnate John Catsimatidis, going into Sunday’s debate.
John Kassimatis’ Facebook page is reportedly full of nasty comments about Muslims.
Bill de Blasio’s poll numbers are close to the magic 40% that would allow him to clinch the nomination outright. If no candidate crosses that threshold though, the top two finishers will advance to a runoff on October 1st.
The three Republican candidates for mayor fielded an assortment of questions Wednesday night, on issues ranging from stop-and-frisk and public housing to the city’s free condom program.
Among mayoral hopefuls, long-shot Democratic contender the Rev. Erick Salgado led with a 180-foot hit. He topped several Democratic, Republican and independent rivals.
The sweeping change, which would put New York at the forefront of a growing national debate over use of the drug, calls for recreational marijuana to be regulated and taxed like alcohol and tobacco.
This is the first time de Blasio has topped a poll in this campaign. He has surged past former leader Christine Quinn. The City Council speaker is second with 24 percent.
Reaction is pouring in to a judge’s ruling Monday that found the NYPD deliberately violated the civil rights of tens of thousands of New Yorkers with its stop-and-frisk policy.
His campaign manager has resigned and his political peers have harsh words for him, but Anthony Weiner has vowed to stay in the race for New York City mayor.
“I don’t believe I had any more than three,” said Weiner. “People might want names and serial numbers and dates and texts, but someone else will have to provide it for you because I’m not going to do it. I’m not going to comment on the specifics of these things.”
Anthony Weiner admitted sending a woman sexually explicit photos and messages as recently as last summer, more than a year after he resigned from the House because of similar behavior.
Mayoral candidate and former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner responded apologetically Tuesday, following revelations of another alleged cybersex relationship, but said he is not going anywhere when it comes to the mayoral race.
“I’m running for mayor because I’ve been fighting for the middle class and those struggling to make it my entire life. And I hope I get a second chance to work for you.”