Gov races go independent
- A Declaration of independents in 2010 (By ALEX ISENSTADT, Politico) Independent candidates are poised to run serious campaigns for governor in at least a half-dozen states, a development that threatens Democratic fortunes in some of the bluest and most progressive-minded states in the nation.
Mike Bloomberg, an independent, is running for Mayor of New York City on the Independence Party and the Republican Party lines
- Obama may sit out New York City mayor’s race between Bloomberg and Thompson (ELIZABETH BENJAMIN, Daily News/Brawl for the Hall) Still, the White House made it clear the President doesn’t want to get involved unless the controller can make the race “competitive,” the Democrat close to Thompson said.
Working Families Party key to Runoff election in NYC today
- A Lingering Question: Are Runoffs Superfluous? (By SAM ROBERTS, NYT) In the Sept. 15 primary for public advocate, Bill de Blasio, a councilman from Brooklyn, received more than 32 percent of the vote to Mr. Green’s 31 percent. In the comptroller’s race, John C. Liu, a councilman from Queens, received 38 percent, while David Yassky, a councilman from Brooklyn, had 30 percent.
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