John Catsimitidis

Lhota Wins Republican Nomination, Blasting de Blasio's 'Class Warfare'

09/10/2013
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Former deputy mayor and MTA chairman Joseph Lhota easily vanquished his rivals to win the Republican nomination for mayor Tuesday. He is the first longtime Republican to win his party's nod since Rudolph Giuliani in 1998.

State of The Campaign

Weiner still defiant, Quinn exuberant; Thompson, Lhota and de Blasio on tour; Liu takes a financial hit.

08/05/2013
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There may be thousands of New York City Jews upstate in Catskills camps and rentals for the summer, but the area seems to have lost its cachet as a political hotspot. So far, despite new life being breathed into the area by non-Orthodox city dwellers, only longshot candidates for mayor have traveled up Route 17 to press the flesh (among males) at bungalow colonies and pizza joints in such hamlets as Monticello, Woodburne and Swan Lake.

When the dust settles, one of these candidates will run City Hall next year.

Alliances Begin To Form In Mayoral Race

Candidates reaching out for Jewish support as campaign builds momentum; potential Weiner bid is an x-factor.

05/08/2013
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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