Anthony Weiner strode toward the stage, one of five Democrats trying to become New York’s next mayor and about to debate education policy. His plan to attend was confirmed less than a day earlier, after frontrunner Christine Quinn canceled her appearance.
Anthony Weiner, the former U.S. congressman who resigned in 2011 after engaging in lewd online behavior, is running second among Democratic candidates for mayor of New York even though he hasn’t entered the race, a Marist College poll showed.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg called for avoiding tax increases and raising some workers’ retirement age as he laid out steps to plug a deficit that may be about 7 percent of a projected $67.5 billion budget.
William Thompson still boasts about how in 2009 he came within 4.3 percentage points of denying New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg his third term even though the billionaire incumbent outspent him 10 to 1.
President Barack Obama leads Republican challenger Mitt Romney in the swing state of New Hampshire and runs narrowly ahead of him in the battlegrounds of North Carolina and Nevada, according to polls released last night in the run-up to next week’s first presidential debate.
President Barack Obama polls 50 percent among likely voters in three swing states, according to the latest survey that shows him pulling ahead of Republican nominee Mitt Romney in many of the election’s battlegrounds.
Bill de Blasio says a defining moment in his campaign to become New York’s next mayor was when he told a roomful of corporate leaders they should pay higher taxes to fund preschool programs for all city children.