Tag Archives: 2021 elections

Dem NYC Mayoral Candidate Accused Of Sexual Assault

Gothamist reports: A woman who worked as an unpaid intern for Scott Stringer two decades ago plans to publicly accuse the city comptroller and mayoral candidate of sexual abuse and harassment, including repeated acts of unwanted kissing and touching, according to a statement provided by her attorney. The woman, Jean Kim, who has worked in city politics as a lobbyist, …

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Yang Tanks In Mayoral Pitch To NYC LGBT Democrats

The New York Times reports: Andrew Yang, the former presidential candidate and leading contender for mayor of New York City, met with a prominent L.G.B.T. Democratic political organization on Wednesday to seek its endorsement. It did not go particularly well. In an interview with the Stonewall Democratic Club of New York City, Mr. Yang cited gay members of his staff …

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Andrew Yang Holds Lead In New York City Mayoral Poll

Spectrum News reports: For the past few months, Andrew Yang has been treated as the frontrunner in the mayor’s race by both the media and his fellow candidates, despite the fact there had been few reliable polls in the race. Now comes supporting evidence: our exclusive Spectrum News NY1/Ipsos poll, released Monday, shows Yang firmly in the lead. In one …

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Special Election To Replace Fudge Set For November

Roll Call reports: Ohio’s Secretary of State announced Thursday that the special election to replace former Rep. Marcia L. Fudge will take place on Nov. 2, leaving Speaker Nancy Pelosi with an empty seat for most of the year. Fudge won the district with 80 percent of the vote in 2020 and 82 percent in 2018. It’s too early for …

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Man Who Faked Own Kidnapping Runs For NYC Mayor

The New York Post reports: Curtis Sliwa ripped “two dopes” Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday for running the Big Apple into the ground as he officially launched his bid for Gracie Mansion. Wearing his signature red beret and a gray suit, the Guardian Angels founder, 66, vowed to put more NYPD officers on the streets …

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Andrew Yang Leads Field In New York City Mayoral Poll

The New York Daily News reports: With just over 100 days to go before New York City’s mayoral primary, Andrew Yang continues to enjoy a significant lead over the competition. He had support from 32% of likely Democratic voters in a poll released Monday by Emerson College, PIX 11 and NewsNation. Yang was trailed by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, …

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Andrew Yang Tests COVID Positive, “Mild Symptoms”

Gothamist reports: Mayoral candidate Andrew Yang announced Tuesday that he had tested positive for COVID-19, forcing him to suspend what had been an active campaign schedule that took him across the five boroughs. In a press release, Yang revealed that he tested positive on Tuesday after taking a rapid test. He had tested negative as recently as the weekend. This …

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Andrew Yang Unveils Bid For NYC Mayor [VIDEO]

Spectrum’s NY1 reports: After weeks of weighing a candidacy, former presidential candidate Andrew Yang announced on Wednesday night that he is entering the race for mayor. Yang’s campaign released a video showing him in iconic locations across the five boroughs. He plays the piano near the Coney Island boardwalk, rides the subway near Yankee Stadium, watches a skateboarder, and then …

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Andrew Yang Formally Enters 2021 NYC Mayoral Race

The New York Daily News reports: He’s in. Andrew Yang, who rose to prominence during a longshot presidential run, is throwing his hat into next year’s mayoral race. The City Campaign Finance Board confirmed that Yang registered his campaign on Wednesday.  For months, city politicos have been speculating that Yang might jump into the race, which already boasts a crowded …

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Andrew Yang Advises NYC Leaders Of 2021 Mayoral Bid

The New York Times reports: Andrew Yang, the former tech executive who gained a national following as a Democratic presidential candidate, has been privately telling New York City leaders that he intends to run for mayor next year. Mr. Yang is not expected to announce his bid until next month, but with the Democratic primary less than seven months away, …

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Ex-VA Gov. Terry McAuliffe To Run For Former Seat

NBC News reports: Former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe will announce Wednesday morning that he will run again for his former seat, according to aides involved in his emerging campaign. McAuliffe, who entertained a run for president in 2020, is up against three other Democrats, all of whom are Black: current Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax, state senator Jennifer McClellan and former …

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Yang Scores High In Poll On NYC 2021 Mayoral Race

The New York Post reports: Tech entrepreneur and one-time Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang could shake up the crowded 2021 field to replace Mayor Bill de Blasio if he opts to jump in the race, according to a poll obtained by The Post. The survey also shows that Yang’s entry into the race would complicate city Comptroller Scott Stringer’s efforts …

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New York City: Openly Gay City Council Speaker Corey Johnson Begins Ground Game For 2021 Mayoral Race

The New York Times reports: Two leading candidates in the 2021 race for mayor of New York City are already beginning their ground game. Corey Johnson, the speaker of the New York City Council, and Scott M. Stringer, the city’s comptroller, will soon begin hosting fund-raising house parties, seeking to plant a stake in what is certain to be a …

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