Anthony Weiner

Mideast Policy Enters Mayoral Race

Anthony Weiner's path to a political comeback has detoured through the West Bank.
06/26/2013 - 20:00
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One day after a poll showed Anthony Weiner leading the field of Democrats for mayor, a testy exchange about Israel's territories is raising the question of whether Israeli politics will become an issue in the mayoral race for a candidate who as a congressman represented one of the most Jewish districts in the nation.

Anthony Weiner marches in Celebrate Israel Parade and greets Police Commissioner Ray Kelly. Jacob Kornbluh

Lhota Targets Frontrunner Weiner

06/25/2013 - 20:00
Assistant Managing Editor

Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota is hoping the rising popularity of Democrat Anthony Weiner will galvanize his base, calling on supporters to send cash to help him in an expected November match-up.

Republican Joe Lhota is hoping Anthony Weiner, right, will scare up some GOP cash. Skyscraper City, left. Getty Images, right.

At Mayoral Forum, Weiner and Liu Fervently Court Frum Vote

Naturally, all the Democrat candidates for mayor tried to score points with the mostly Orthodox audience at a debate sponsored by the Flatbush Jewish Community Coalition earlier this week.

 But Anthony Weiner and Jon Liu seemed to be the most over the top in trying to connect.

The Jewish ex-congressman turned comeback hopeful greeted people with “Shalom aleichems,” on two occasions referred to “shekels” instead of dollars, threw in an Eretz Yisrael or two and used his standard remark about understanding the Orthodox community “in his kishkes.”

Weiner And Liu Fervently Court Frum Vote

References to "kishkes," "Eretz Yisrael," and matzoh balls stand out at Flatbush forum.
06/06/2013 - 20:00
Assistant Managing Editor

Naturally, all the Democrat candidates for mayor tried to score points with the mostly Orthodox audience at a debate sponsored by the Flatbush Jewish Community Coalition earlier this week.

 But Anthony Weiner and Jon Liu seemed to be the most over the top in trying to connect.

John Liu, left, and Anthony Weiner, right (with Bill de Blasio in between) at Flatbush debate June 4. Adam Dickter

Celebrate Israel Parade Draws 35,000

Mayoral hopeful Weiner's presence met with cheers and jeers as he hoists microphone to shout 'Am Yisrael Chai!'
06/02/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

A sea of blue and white blurred across Fifth Avenue as more than a million people attended the Celebrate Israel Parade in New York City Sunday, June 2.

Blue was everybody's favorite color at the Celebrate Israel Parade on Sunday. Chavie Lieber

Mayoral Candidates Discuss Circumcision Controversy

05/29/2013 - 20:00

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn seems to stands alone among Democrat mayoral candidates in supporting the city’s effort to regulate the practice of motzeitzi b’peh.

At a mayoral forum sponsored by The Jewish Press, an Orthodox weekly in Brooklyn, five other Democrats either declined to take a stand on the issue or sided with haredi Jews trying to overturn the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s requirement that parents sign a consent form before allowing oral suction by a mohel during a circumcision.

Weiner Joins A 'Live Fire' Campaign

Despite the jokes, disgraced pol’s comeback bid puts him in second place in Democratic field.
05/27/2013 - 20:00
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In his first appearance alongside rivals vying for the Democratic mayoral nomination Tuesday, Anthony Weiner didn’t have to try to stand out in the field.

After one week in the Democratic primary, Weiner finds himself in contention with frontrunner Chrtistine Quinn. Michael Datikash

Republican Mayoral Candidate: I'm Jewish

05/27/2013 - 20:00
Assistant Managing Editor

A few weeks ago, New York was heading into the first election in two decades without a Jewish candidate. Now, it seems, there are two.

One in each party. 

The new La Guardia?: Joe Lhota says he won't use Jewish heritage to appeal for community's support. Lhota campaign photo

Anthony Weiner Declares Candidacy For Mayor, Asking For 'Second Chance'

05/21/2013 - 20:00

Ex-New York Rep. Anthony Weiner, who was forced out of office by a scandal, announced his run for mayor of New York City in the Democratic primary early Wednesday morning.

“Look, I’ve made some big mistakes and I know I’ve let a lot of people down,” Weiner said in a two-minute YouTube video released early Wednesday morning. “But I’ve also learned some tough lessons. I’m running for mayor because I’ve been fighting for the middle class and those struggling to make it for my entire life. And I hope I get a second chance to work for you.”

Anthony Weiner: "I've let a lot of people down."

Alliances Begin To Form In Mayoral Race

Candidates reaching out for Jewish support as campaign builds momentum; potential Weiner bid is an x-factor.
05/07/2013 - 20:00
Assistant Managing Editor

Former Comptroller Bill Thompson has Jewish friends in Borough Park and Manhattan. Christine Quinn is likely to find some backing from chasidim who respect her positions on crime and her support for nonprofit groups and city services.

The five Democrats and three Republicans running for Mayor.
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