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Election Eve Poll Gives De Blasio Possible First-Round Victory

Monday, September 9th, 2013

Bill de Blasio has turned around the election polls one day before the real vote and has a chance to win Tuesday’s election without a run-off, according to the new and last pre-elections survey conducted by Quinnipiac University.

De Blasio won 39 percent of the respondents’ support, one percent point short of the minimum 40 percent to avoid a second round. In number two place is Bill Thompson, with 25 percent, followed by former front runner Christine Quinn, with only 18 percent.

A Quinnipiac poll last week gave de Blasio 43 percent, and Thompson appeared to have won more backing at de Blasio’s expense in the election eve survey.

Anthony Weiner hardly ranks a mention, and former governor Eliot Spitzer is far behind Scott Stringer in the race for comptroller. Stringer has a seven-point percent lead.

Navalny Misses Runoff in Moscow Mayoral Race, Seeking Recount

Monday, September 9th, 2013

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny called for a recount in Moscow’s mayoral election after missing the runoff vote cutoff by one percentage point. He is asking for a recount.

Incumbent Sergei Sobyanin, a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, garnered just over 51 percent of the vote in Sunday’s election to 27 percent for Navalny. Four others also ran to unseat Sobyanin, a former Kremlin chief of staff.

Navalny’s candidacy, which was managed by a pair of tech-savvy Jews, Leonid Volkov and Maksim Kats, had divided Russian Jews. They were torn between the candidate of an establishment that mostly has been good for the Jews and an opposition leader with nationalist associations some found troubling who nevertheless promised to restore democracy and good governance.

Reports circulated last month that Navalny had raised a toast to the Holocaust during a reception in the Russian capital; Navalny and his Jewish campaign staffers denied the claims.

Weiner’s Wife Huma Now on the Hot Seat

Friday, July 26th, 2013

The good news for New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner is that the heat he has been taking for sexting is shifting to someone else. The worse than bad news is that the subject is his wife, Huma Abedein.

Her problem is not sexting. Her story is far less sordid than his husband’s but possibly is even graver. She is suspected of misusing her connections as aide to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and using inside political information for private purposes.

Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley wanted to know about Mrs. Weiner’s  access to information while working for the Teneo Holdings strategic advisory group based in New York.

“The State Department and Ms. Abedein haven’t provided a single document that I requested,” Sen. Grassley told the New York Daily News. “Putting up a stone wall raises a lot more questions about how the program is being used than it answers. I intend to pursue more complete answers to my questions.”

The senator’s office released for publication a letter she sent, stating, “I certainly never ‘gathered information from government sources for the purpose of informing investment decisions of Teneo’s clients,’ as the Senate letter suggests,”

Abedein was the deputy chief of staff at the State Department under Clinton, but after the birth of the Weiners’ son, when she was long out of the State Dept., she was granted status as a “special government employee,” a designation that allowed to work from home as a part-time consultant to State while acting as a consultant for Teneo.

By the way Hillary’s husband ex-President Clinton is a aboard member of Teneo. Huma pulled in a cool half a million dollars from the two jobs.

Weiner Looks Like a Winner in the Polls

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Anthony Weiner is leading the pack in a new Quinnipiac University poll released on Monday, with a three percentage point lead over City Council Speaker Christine Quinn. His 25 percent support still is far less than the 40 percent needed to prevent a run-off vote after the primaries elections in early September.

The same poll shows that former Comptroller Bill Thompson’s support for mayor dropped to 11 percent.

Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer also is on top for comptroller, with a solid 15-point lead over  Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer 48 percent to 33 percent.

Pollster Maurice Carroll said in a statement, “Notoriety has earned the ‘Tabloid Twins,’ former Gov. Eliot Spitzer as Client 9 and former Congressman Anthony (Tweets) Weiner, good initial numbers in the polls. Whether those numbers hold up in the real poll on Primary Election Day is the big question.”

Weiner Sounds like NYC’s Foreign Minister

Sunday, July 7th, 2013

New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner found another subject to use as a soap box for his opinions – the crisis in Egypt.

After having reiterated his stand last month that Israel does not “occupy” Judea and Samaria, Weiner recently said of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, “You can’t get elected by a relatively small portion of the electorate and then govern as if you’ve got a consensus.

“Democracies have setbacks, but obviously when the military is overturning a democratically elected government, you’ve gotta be concerned.”

Everyone is waiting next week for Weiner’s views on Saudi Arabia.

Weiner on a Roll, at Top of the Heap in New Pre-Election Polls

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Anthony Weiner has soared in pre-election poll and now is sharing the lead with two other candidates, according to one poll, while a second survey puts him the lead.

Anew Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday puts Weiner in a statistical three-way tie with former frontrunner City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and former city comptroller William Thompson for the Democratic party nomination. The primaries will be held September 10, and there will be a run-off unless one candidate in the nine-candidate field can win a 40 percent plurality.

Technically, Quinn leads Weiner by two percentage points and is ahead of Thompson by three points, but the margin of error in the survey leaves all three of them in a more-or-less tie.

A new Marist/NBC/Wall Street Journal poll gives Weiner a five-point lead over Quinn, with 25 percent support from Democratic voters. Quinn received 15 percent support and Thompson was backed by only 13 percent of the respondents.

Weiner Stumped on How to Stop Trucks from Blocking Traffic

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner thinks he has the solution for small businesses to combat constant fines, but when it comes how to deal with delivery trucks blocking traffic, he is stumped.

He brought his “Keys to the City Ideas Tour” to the Avi Glatt Kosher market, according to the Capital website, and echoed other candidates who have promised to fix the problem of the fines. “It’s been clear that there’s been a ticket blitz that has gone on,” said Weiner, who came up with the idea of bringing in mobile vans to neighborhoods, where shop owners can contest fines.

When one man brought up the problem of trucks blocking traffic, Weiner admitted he had not solution.

“If you can solve this problem, you will be my commissioner of transportation,” he was quoted as saying by the website.

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