The New York Times is reporting that Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo has been discussing with advisors potential candidates to run alongside him in order to present a winning democratic ticket to the public.
Cuomo has been discussing candidates that would make the ticket more diverse – the key to winning over a diverse city like New York. Mr. Cuomo has said he is intrigued by Bill Thompson, who barely lost the mayoral election to Michael Bloomberg earlier this November. Annalists say that adding a prominent African-American could help Cuomo get elected, and calm any naysayers if the state’s first African-American governor, …continue reading
The surprisingly close finish of the mayoral race between overwhelming favorite Michael Bloomberg and largely unknown City Comptroller Bill Thompson has left many Democrats wondering what could have been.
After Michael Bloomberg succeeded in extending city term limits to three, all of his major opponents bowed out of the race assuming that he would once again win by a landslide. Bloomberg took numerous steps to insure his victory which included spending a whopping $100 million on his reelection campaign. That is almost a quarter of what Obama spent to win a nationwide election while Bloomberg received less than 700,000 votes. In total, …continue reading
While most people were focused on the surprisingly close mayoral election between Mike Bloomberg and Bill Thompson the New York City Council was making history as white council members became the minority for the very first time.
The election of Debi Rose, the first ever African-American woman to be elected in Staten Island, and Margaret Chin, the first ever Chinese-American representative of Chinatown, means that when the City Council begins its new term in January, 27 of the Council’s 51 seats will be held by minorities.
The 2009 election also featured the election of two gay politicians from Queens being elected to the …continue reading