The Mayor Hauls in the Money

The candidates' financial statements have been released for the previous two months and Bill de Blasio becomes the biggest earner and spender of campaign funds.  Massey had the biggest haul among Republicans but Malliotakis also raised an impressive amount considering she's only been campaigning for two weeks.  Aside from that, Massey and Malliotakis await the Conservative Party's endorsement which should come this week.  This week's installment of the 2017 New York City Mayoral Candidates Power Rankings sees Nicole Malliotakis holding on to the top spot. READ MORE

The Anticlimactic Race

Well that was quite anticlimactic.  Who would have thought that two unpopular candidates would have been this dull.  I mean, France, we had two candidates nobody was happy with either but at least they went out of their way to entertain us.  And so we close the 2017 French presidential candidates power rankings with Macron at top spot. READ MORE

And They Start Dropping Like Flies

Two candidates dropped out of the race this week and it looks like the Republican ticket will be contested by Malliotakis and Massey while de Blasio might just take the Democratic ticket with very little opposition unless his backing of an individual who used government resources for personal use starts to affect his candidacy.  This week's installment of the 2017 New York City Mayoral Candidates Power Rankings sees Nicole Malliotakis holding on to the top spot. READ MORE

The Franco-Polish War of Words

The two finalists held quite the debate this past Wednesday and the French people decide who their president will be this Sunday.  It seems like there will be a considerable amount of abstention as the French voters are not pleased with either candidate.  This week's installment of the 2017 French presidential candidates power rankings sees Macron retaking the top spot away from Le Pen. READ MORE

Is Theresa May Invincible?

The United Kingdom will be heading to the polls in June and the current Conservative Party leader seems to be the one to beat.  Even as she refuses to debate the other party leaders and with her less than admirable performance on a television interview (video above) the other parties just cannot seem to get a hold.  This week's installment of the 2017 United Kingdom prime ministerial candidates power rankings sees Theresa May claiming the top spot. READ MORE

Look Out for the Newcomer

Manhattan GOP Mayoral Candidate Forum 4-2-17 (Full) from John Kenny on Vimeo.

It's official, John Catsimatidis will not be seeking the mayoral seat which means that Nicole Malliotakis is certain to run.  The timing for her could not be any better as the Republicans held their little screening which Nicole attended (above video) where we learned that none of our candidates is a great public speaker and that Bo Dietl turned off the Republicans so much he has no shot at receiving their endorsement.  This week's installment of the 2017 New York City Mayoral Candidates Power Rankings sees Nicole Malliotakis overtaking Sal Albanese as she enters the rankings at the top spot. READ MORE

Macron and Le Pen Head to the Second Round of the French Presidential Election

With the first round over and Macron and Le Pen headed into the second round, Macron decided to party it up with celebrities and figures of the establishment while Le Pen hit the campaign trail hard upstaging Macron at his own campaign events.  If the two candidates continue on this path, Macron's voters might just decide to stay home the weekend after this.  But before the voters head to the polls, Le Pen and Macron will have one last chance to sway their opinions with a debate on Wednesday.  This week's installment of the 2017 French presidential candidates power rankings sees Le Pen overtaking Macron to claim the top spot. READ MORE

A Political Endorsement Favors a Wily Candidate

It was yet another uneventful week in the race as the biggest media event was that Nicole Malliotakis filed some paperwork to potentially run for mayor (that is if her friend John Catsimatidis does not).  Yes, the biggest news this week was that a state assemblywoman did some bureaucratic work.  Today, the Manhattan Republicans are gathering all of their candidates (including Malliotakis but excluding Catsimatidis) to screen them and decide who they want to back.  This week's installment of the 2017 New York City Mayoral Candidates Power Rankings sees Sal Albanese overtake Paul Massey to rise to the top spot. READ MORE

The French Head to the Polls for the First Round

It is the eve of the first round (should any candidate miraculously surpass the threshold of a majority, it will also be the only round) and the candidates are closing their campaigns as it is a French rule that the day before elections no campaigning or polling is to take place.  French-speaking media outlets in Switzerland and Belgium still will cover the race anyway as the rule does not apply to them.  On Sunday, one may keep track of election results which will start to be released at 2:30 p.m. EDT (8:30 p.m. CEDT - French local time).  A terror strike just days before the election has resulted in three candidates (Macron, Le Pen, Fillon) ending their campaigns one day early.  This week's installment of the 2017 French presidential candidates power rankings sees Emmanuel Macron holding on to the top spot but Le Pen and Melenchon are hot on his heels. READ MORE

The Mayor Visits Staten Island

Bill de Blasio paid Staten Island a visit and held a town hall meeting there while his opponents stumble over each other to figure out a way to make a dent in this race.  Anytime they would get press coverage, a feat in and of itself (potential candidates get more coverage), it was negative.  This week's installment of the 2017 New York City Mayoral Candidates Power Rankings sees Paul Massey holding on to the top spot. READ MORE

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