New York City mayoral race
To implement the tax hike, the Democratic mayoral hopeful would have to get Albany’s approval, including Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Republican majority in the state senate.
Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, endorsed the Democratic nominee last week.
Republican nominee Joe Lhota has pounced after a New York Times article revealed that Bill de Blasio was a fundraiser for and an ardent supporter of the leftist Sandinista revolutionaries of Nicaragua in the 1980s.
Schumer said he and de Blasio are both “pro-growth progressives” when he announced his support at a Brooklyn Borough Hall press conference on Friday.
The U.S. Census Bureau’s annual American Community Survey shows the poverty rate has risen, while the median household income stayed flat from 2011 to 2012.
Quinn and her wife were greeted by about 100 supporters from groups like NOW-NYC and Planned Parenthood at the rally on Broadway. Rep. Carolyn Maloney also spoke to Quinn supporters.
Polls showed ex-MTA chairman Joe Lhota with a consistent lead over billionaire grocery store magnate John Catsimatidis, going into Sunday’s debate.
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.
She said that on Tuesday, she’ll to file a legal declaration with the federal court, hoping to block Bloomberg’s effort to put on hold a judge’s recommended reforms to stop-and-frisk, including a federal monitor.
The Daily News endorsed Lhota in an editorial published Sunday. The paper cited his high-level government service and praised his work getting transit moving again after Superstorm Sandy.
Bill Thompson, the only black candidate in the race, spent Tuesday morning campaigning outside the Grand Army Plaza subway station.
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 two Democratic candidates for mayor took shots at each other Thursday ahead of a veto override vote of two controversial NYPD oversight bills.
The Democrat said protecting civil rights and preventing crime do not have to be competing ideas.
Kim Catullo, a product liability lawyer, said she’ll be a regular on the campaign trail leading up to primary day despite not liking the media spotlight.