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Oct
19th
Tue
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Rent Is Too Damn High Party Mayoral Candidate Jimmy McMillan Rides Again

Jimmy McMillan, the Rent Is Too Damn High's mayoral candidate in the 2005 New York City mayoral election, has been making a splash in his recent appearance during the debates for the current New York Governor race.

While his 2005 mayoral campaign ended in the cutting room floor, a few clips were featured in The Promise of New York DVD as part of the Extra Features

See video below for Jimmy’s current appearances as well as clips from his 2005 mayoral campaign.

Nov
6th
Fri
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TV Interview with Filmmaker Raul Barcelona

This interview aired on Election Day (Nov. 3rd, 2009)

Oct
30th
Fri
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Oct
28th
Wed
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Oct
27th
Tue
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Oct
2nd
Fri
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Get Your “Monty Burns For Mayor” Paraphernalia

The guys behind the Monty Burns For Mayor will be in Union Square tomorrow, Saturday, handing out POSTERS, BUTTONS, and STICKERS from 1-7pm.

This is your chance to get some good 2009 election memorabilia!

"We’re trying to poke fun at

an election that is already a joke.”

-Kenny Komer, 2009 Monty Burns For Mayor campaign

READ ABOUT IT HERE

Sep
22nd
Tue
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Bloomberg Biographer Discusses Bloomberg’s Legacy

In a recent interview, WNYC’s Brian Lehrer sat down with Joyce Purnick, the author of Mike Bloomberg: Money, Power, Politics, which was published today, to discuss the billionaire’s legacy.

The interview revisits moments from Bloomberg’s time in public office and features interesting insights into his push for a third term despite the term limits law that was twice approved by voters in the 1990s.

Listen below:

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Aug
29th
Sat
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In case you missed the live broadcast, click play above (or go to the MP3 directly here) to listen to mayoral candidates City Councilman Tony Avella and City Comptroller Bill Thompson face off in the first televised Democratic Primary debate.  The Democratic Primary takes place September 15th.

Read more about the debate here:

Of What Stuff the Pavement to City Hall? NY Times  

Aug
26th
Wed
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The Revolution Will Not Be Televised—But the Mayoral Debate Will Be

Later today, the first Democratic Primary debate of the New York City mayoral race will be televised live on NY1 and NY1 Noticias with Spanish interpretation, and
also broadcast live on WNYC Radio (AM 820 and 93.9 FM).

The debate will also be streamed live on ny1.com, ny1noticias.com, and wnyc.org.

I am not sure that these debates are open to the public, but you can try your luck showing up in person at the New York Public Library’s Celeste Bartos Forum, Steven A. Schwartzman Building, 475 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan.

WHAT: First Democratic Primary Debate


WATCH IT LIVE ON TV: NY1 & NY1 Noticias


WATCH IT LIVE ON THE INTERNET: ny1.com &

ny1noticias.com


LISTEN TO IT: WNYC Radio (AM 820 and 93.9 FM) &

wnyc.org


Aug
24th
Mon
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"Eeeeexcellent": Simpsons Character Runs for Mayor of New York City

Springfield’s own millionaire and Homer Simpson’s boss, Montgomery Burns, is running for mayor of New York City.

His campaign website can be found here: www.burnsformayor.com

And according to the fine print:

"Monty Burns for Mayor is brought to you by the Concerned New Yorkers for Monty Burns Coalition, part of the Art in Odd Places 2009: Sign arts festival."

Here are some campaign videos:

Aug
12th
Wed
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Cartoon by Keith Siedel

Cartoon by Keith Siedel

Jul
29th
Wed
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Joan Baez @ Green Party Candidate Rev. Billy’s ELECT-A-LLUJAH!

Here’s Joan Baez singing “We Shall Overcome" with the choir of Green Party candidate Reverend Billy at his campaign fundraiser event ELECT-A-LLUJAH this past Sunday:

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Tony Avella, The Insurgent Democrat

Above left: Democratic Mayoral hopeful Tony Avella.

The New York Times published an article today about Democratic Mayoral candidate Tony Avella.  He is considered an insurgent and the underdog in the Democratic Primary, Bill Thompson being considered the frontrunner.

Avella is running for mayor as a champion of small businesses and neighborhoods and opponent of developers.  The New York Times reports:

He is steadfastly anti-elitist, and views Mayor

Michael R. Bloomberg as a defender of the

rich. He believes that the city has been sold

off to developers, neighborhood by

neighborhood. And he believes in animal

rights, coming out against everything from

foie gras to horse-drawn carriages in Central

Park.


[…]


He says Mr. Bloomberg’s rezoning projects are

destroying the city, and he advocates

commercial rent control to protect small

businesses. Four priorities are highlighted in

his campaign literature: “Protect our

neighborhoods. Restore integrity. Save Main

Street. Take back our schools.”

He sounds like a moderate version of 2005 mayoral candidate Christopher X. Brodeur when he calls Bill Thompson a “machine candidate”—Brodeur called his Democratic opponents “zombie robots.”

He is quoted as saying:

"The moment that you don’t do what the

ordinary person does in their daily lives, and

you start acting like you’re above it, then you

become a politician, and I hate politics.”

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE

VISIT TONY AVELLA’S CAMPAIGN WEBSITE HERE

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Poll Finds Bloomberg Losing Ground Despite Exorbitant Spending

The most recent Quinnipiac University Poll shows Michael Bloomberg, despite his exorbitant campaign spending, has lost some ground between June and July.  His lead over Democratic hopeful Bill Thompson has been cut in half.

Of course, other candidates in the race, as always, are clumped together as “Other.”

READ ABOUT THESE POLL RESULTS:

Poll finds Bloomberg rival gaining ground Newsday

Poll Suggests Mayor May Be Losing Ground New York Times 

Poll: Bloomberg lead cut in half USA Today

Quinnipiac Poll: Bloomberg Lead Over Thompson Shrinks NY1