Pick Fights with Voters, Win Race

It was a slow week in the mayoral campaign.  The only moments of excitement came from Weiner yelling at the people he expects to get votes from, and Quinn's various media appearances as part of her book tour.  This week's installment of the "New York City Mayoral Candidates Power Standings (or something like that)" sees Anthony Weiner holding on to the top spot.  Christine Quinn drops from second to fourth.  John Liu rises one spot to second.  Bill Thompson rises one to third.  John Catsimatidis rises one spot to fifth, while George McDonald does the same to wind up in sixth.  Bill de Blasio drops another two spots to seventh.  All of last week's greatest moments are recorded and tallied up to see who really leads in the race to be crowned King (or Queen) of New York.  We will also be incorporating some of your recommended point allocations from the previous week.

Anthony WeinerAnthony Weiner


John LiuJohn Liu

  • Picked up endorsement of electrical workers' union.  Plus 10.
  • Will go after insurance companiesPlus 10.
  • This week's total: 20.
  • Cumulative total: 324.


Bill ThompsonBill Thompson

  • Gets the backing of Herman BadilloPlus 10.
  • Bloomberg said he has proven leadershipPlus 10.
  • Missed a mayoral forum on charter schools because he is courting teachers' union endorsement.  Minus 25.
  • This week's total: -5.
  • Cumulative total: 210.


Christine QuinnChristine Quinn

  • Does not care if anyone likes her.  Worked for Bloomberg.  Plus 25.
  • Bloomberg said she has proven leadershipPlus 10.
  • Is for surveillanceMinus 100.
  • Appeared on Piers Morgan's show.  Ugh.  Minus 50.
  • Left early from another mayoral forumMinus 10.
  • Offers self defense courses.  Plus 10.
  • Releases online testimonialsPlus 10.
  • Book panned by the New York Observer, "The memoir also feels repetitive and hastily written."  Minus 10.
  • Offers a sample from the book, "I’d be the first one there and the last to leave, which is my philosophy of work.  I believe that you should be the most prepared person in the room, and the first to arrive and the last to leave."  Minus 10.
  • This week's total: -125.
  • Cumulative total: 183.


John CatsimatidisJohn Catsimatidis


George McDonaldGeorge McDonald


Bill de BlasioBill de Blasio

  • His first ad talks about troubled childhood.  Is everyone running for mayor going to do this?  Minus 50.
  • Missed a mayoral forum on charter schools because he is courting teachers' union endorsement.  Minus 25.
  • Backs downtown anti-terror barriers.  Minus 100.
  • This week's total: -175.
  • Cumulative total: 25.


Michael BloombergMichael Bloomberg


Randy CredicoRandy Credico

  • No news all week.  Minus 50.
  • This week's total: -50.
  • Cumulative total: -235.


Joe LhotaJoe Lhota

  • Bloomberg said he is not the only candidate with proven leadership.  Minus 10.
  • Fundraising pitch includes mention of 9/11.  Well, he is Giuliani's choice.  Minus 50.
  • Supports expansion of R train into Staten IslandPlus 50.
  • This week's total: -10.
  • Cumulative total: -282.


Sal AlbaneseSal Albanese

  • Keeps picking on WeinerMinus 10.
  • This week's total: -10.
  • Cumulative total: -305.


Question markAdolfo Carrión


Erick SalgadoErick Salgado


Jimmy McMillanJimmy McMillan

  • No news all week.  Minus 50.
  • This week's total: -50.
  • Cumulative total: -990.


Sal Albanese image courtesy of Heather Martino.
Bill de Blasio image courtesy of Henry Gass.
Michael Bloomberg image courtesy of Dean Meyers.
Joe Lhota image courtesy of Metropolitan Transportation Authority of the State of New York.
John Liu image courtesy of A Abreu.
Jimmy McMillan image courtesy of David Shankbone.
Christine Quinn image courtesy of Boss Tweed.
Erick Salgado image courtesy of JacobNY.
Bill Thompson image courtesy of Edwin Martinez.
Anthony Weiner image courtesy of istolethetv.
Question mark image courtesy of William Brawley.

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4 comments


Avatar of Debbie MyersDebbie Myers
June 13th, 2013  8:17 AM

It was a slow week in the mayoral campaign.

Received three death threats in the mail

What does a non-slow week look like?



Avatar of FlossyFlossy
June 13th, 2013  12:12 PM

Henry, aren’t you being a bit generous with Catsimatidis, or are you giving him points for the humor factor.



Avatar of blybly
June 13th, 2013  1:31 PM

Silly Henry, it is always the most hated that win elections. See Bush, Bloomberg, etc. The more vitriol you hear against Quinn, the more likely she is to win. You have to adjust your algorithms accordingly.