Joseph Lhota was Rudy Giuliani’s deputy on Sept. 11 and head of the agency that brought back the subways after Hurricane Sandy. He says that makes him the most qualified candidate to keep New York City from reverting to the days of crime and dysfunction.
Joseph Lhota, who was widely praised for reviving the New York City subway system after Hurricane Sandy, will resign as chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to explore a run for mayor.
In 2007, when Mitt Romney sat down with the Wall Street Journal editorial board, the candidate for the Republican presidential nomination was eager for the influential paper’s blessing. What he got, instead, was their bemusement.
While Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney prepared for last night’s debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, 28 miles away, his top fundraisers dialed for dollars at New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel.
President Barack Obama raised $738.5 million for his successful re-election effort, almost as much as the record $745 million he brought in four years earlier, Federal Election Commission filings show.