Tag Archives: Joe Lhota

NEW YORK CITY: Joe Lhota Accused Of Race-Baiting With Anti-De Blasio Ad

Via Politicker: Republic mayoral candidate Joe Lhota’s latest television ad warns New York City will plunge into violence if Bill de Blasio is elected mayor. In the most negative attack of the election season, the ad features chilling images of crime scenes and corpses lying on the ground, and slams Mr. de Blasio’s allegedly “recklessly dangerous agenda on crime,” warning ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Mayoral Candidates Release First Ads Of General Election

A poll released today shows Joe Lhota trailing by 50 points. Crazy. But today’s Lhota ad is all about how much he’s like De Blasio. Wut?

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Tweet Of The Day – Karl Frisch

No @JoeLhota4Mayor you wouldn’t be 1st NYC Mayor with a beard in 100 yrs. Koch had #BessMyerson. #GoogleIt #votebeard pic.twitter.com/cBZuwxEa6Z — Karl Frisch (@KarlFrisch) September 26, 2013

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De Blasio Leads Lhota By 43 Points

Unless Bill De Blasio does something spectacularly Weineresque in the next few weeks, New York City is going to have its first Democratic mayor in 20 years. Check out the poll results released today.

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Would-Be Kitten-Killer Joe Lhota Wins GOP Primary For New York City Mayor

During his victory speech, former MTA head Joe Lhota crowed and crowed as if he didn’t just take only ten percent of the votes won by Bill De Blasio, who competed in a hotly contested ten-person field. During his speech Lhota reaffirmed his support for stop-and-frisk, declaring, “I won’t handcuff our police officers.” But he will handcuff thousands of innocent ...

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HomoQuotable – Josh Barro

“The next mayor of New York, if he or she is to do a good job, will have to say ‘no’ a lot. Only Lhota gave the correct answer: No, you do not strand thousands of New Yorkers for 90 minutes in a futile effort to herd two cats whose lives we are inexplicably prioritizing over the rats who are ...

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Today’s New York Daily News

Kitten-gate, now in day three.

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NYC Mayoral Candidates Weigh In On Kittens-On-The-Subway-Tracks Debate

As Gotham continues to be roiled in debate over whether the subway should have been shut down for those two kittens on the tracks, the mayoral candidates have weighed in and only one would have let the trains roll over their little bodies. (Spoiler: It’s the Republican seen above pointing Fluffy to an oncoming B train.) Via New York Magazine: ...

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Rudy Giuilani For Joe Lhota

Giuliani recorded this clip for Lhota a couple of months ago, but an apparently new ad buy now has his message appearing at the front of many YouTube clips.

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NYT Endorses Quinn & Lhota

The New York Times editorial board has endorsed both Christine Quinn and Joe Lhota for mayor. Republican front-runner Lhota is the former head of the MTA. About Quinn: We had already made up our own minds in favor of Ms. Quinn, but the Wednesday debate would have clinched it anyway. Candidates were asked what legacy they wanted to leave after ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Leading GOP Mayoral Candidate Joe Lhota Backs Marriage

Former MTA head Joe Lhota, who is thus far the leading GOP candidate for New York City mayor, says he backs marriage equality. Lhota officially launched his campaign yesterday at a press conference. Lhota is a Republican in a heavily Democratic city. He’s fiscally conservative, but he is pro-choice and favors marriage equality. He said he would perform a same-sex ...

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MTA Head To Resign For NYC Mayoral Bid

MTA chief Joe Lhota will resign his position, as is required by New York City law, in order to run for mayor next year. The news comes weeks after Lhota’s handling of the Hurricane Sandy recovery was widely praised by all sides. Though he has said little about his plans, Mr. Lhota floated the prospect of his candidacy during a ...

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Giuliani Backs MTA Chief For Mayor

Two weeks ago we learned that MTA head Joe Lhota, who has earned widespread praise for the response to Hurricane Sandy, was being touted in GOP circles as a candidate to succeed Mayor Bloomberg. Now he’s got Giuliani in his corner. Via New York Times: Former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, under whom Mr. Lhota was a deputy mayor and with ...

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