September 11, 2013 |
NEW YORK -- New Yorkers awoke Wednesday still uncertain over who would be their Democratic nominee for mayor as primary results showed front-runner Bill de Blasio clinging to the lead needed to avoid a runoff, even as his rival vowed to keep fighting. William Thompson, who was in second place and who ran unsuccessfully for mayor in 2009 against Michael Bloomberg, was upbeat late Tuesday as returns indicated that he would face De Blasio in a runoff next month. "We took Mike Bloomberg on, and we almost beat him," a broadly grinning Thompson told supporters near midnight Tuesday, referring to his failed mayoral bid four years earlier.
September 10, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Weary of scandal and swayed by promises of a better future for residents being priced out of the city, voters on Tuesday rejected former Rep. Anthony Weiner's bid for a political comeback and threw their support behind the liberal public advocate Bill de Blasio to be the Democratic candidate for mayor. It was not clear late Tuesday whether De Blasio would capture the 40% of votes needed to avoid a runoff with the second-place finisher, former city Comptroller William Thompson Jr.; De Blasio danced around the necessary figure as returns trickled in showing him easily outdistancing the field.
September 5, 2013 |
Rapidly fading New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner is giving new meaning to the word chutzpah and it is a slant that would make even his online sexting alter ego, Carlos Danger, blush. On Wednesday, hours before the beginning of the Jewish New Year, Weiner was embroiled in a vitriolic confrontation with an Orthodox Jew in a bakery in Brooklyn's heavily-Orthodox Borough Park neighborhood. Not since the pious Daniel demonstrated his faith by taking on lions in their own den has such a poor venue for a political confrontation been chosen.
September 4, 2013 |
NEW YORK -- Only in New York? On the eve of one of the most important days of the Jewish year, New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner got into a shouting match with a fellow New Yorker at a Jewish bakery, an exchange that was caught on video and distributed online moments after it happened. Weiner was buying sweet treats, a tradition for Rosh Hashana, at the Weiss Family Bakery in Boro Park, and spent a few minutes in the store joking with store employees and Hasidic Jews standing in line, according to a video posted by the campaign . As he walked out the door chewing a pastry, however, he heard a man in the store call him a scumbag, and yelled back, sarcastically: “That's a charming guy right there.” He then criticized the man for waiting until he was leaving to say something negative, to which the man replied: “We'll have a discussion.
September 4, 2013 |
It's possible that New York Democratic mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner was simply suffering from low blood sugar when he verbally attacked a man who tried to shame him Wednesday as Weiner campaigned in an Orthodox Jewish section of Brooklyn. After all, his left cheek was bulging like a chipmunk when he heard someone in the bakery call him a “scumbag.” Or it could just be that he's had it, sick of being moralized at by people who are too dense to grasp that Weiner, who has already apologized for his mortifying sexual improprieties and begged his wife for forgiveness, has Moved On. “Takes one to know one, jackass,” said Weiner, turning around to the confront the man who'd lobbed the verbal grenade.
August 13, 2013 |
NEW YORK -- Five Democrats fighting to become the city's next mayor sparred over housing costs, police tactics and term limits at their first debate Tuesday evening, but they agreed on one thing: They don't want to talk about Anthony Weiner's sex life anymore. The televised debate came hours after release of a new poll that showed the roller coaster ride of the candidates since Weiner, who was forced to resign his congressional seat in June 2011 over a sexting scandal, entered the race in May. Weiner, who once led the Democratic field, now is in fourth place, with support from only 10% of likely Democratic primary voters, according to the Quinnipiac University poll.