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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.”