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Charles On… New York City’s race for Mayor

Charles On the NYC Mayor's Race

I’ve been getting a lot of questions about what my thoughts are on Tuesday night’s primary results in the New York City Mayor’s Race.  It’s no secret that my support was with City Council Speaker Christine Quinn.  GaySocialites.com even endorsed her in the Democratic Primary. So, needless to say, I was disappointed to see Quinn finish in third place.

Although disappointed that Chris won’t be elected Mayor this November, I am proud of the campaign she ran.  At one point, she was the front-runner and poised to become New York City’s first openly gay and first female Mayor.  We won’t get to see either of those qualities in the next Mayor, but I have to commend the Quinn campaign for all they added to the race.  I hope her success paves the path for other openly gay candidates and for other women to seek the city’s highest office in future races.  I didn’t support Chris just because she is gay.  Her platform and achievements aligned more closely with my ideas and vision for the city than any of the others did.  I also admire her track record.  She may have gotten a bad wrap for being to tied to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, but I saw a different relationship.  I saw one that worked well by not always taking their problems to the media instead allowing the courts to solve major disputes.   I hope the next Mayor and the next Speaker of the City Council will uphold that same type of integrity.  Having said that, now I’m on the search for the candidate with the best vision for the city as I see it.

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Nominees for 2013 Glam Awards for Best Video leaked

Nominees for 2013 Glam Awards Best Video leaked

 

On Wednesday night, Glam Award coordinator Cherry Jubilee leaked the nominees for Best Video in the 2013 Glam Awards.

The nominees for ‘Best Video’ are…

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de Blasio may avoid run-off in NYC Democratic primary

 

Will NYC Democrats have a run off for mayor?

As the polls indicated, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio had a great turn-out in Tuesday’s Democratic primary putting him in the top position as the results rolled in on Tuesday night.  Now the big question is, will he have a run-off with former Comptroller Bill Thompson?  de Blasio is pushing the 40 percent mark, but it is too close to call and may not be determined this week.

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James, Squadron to run-off for NYC Public Advocate

James Squadron run-off for Public Advocate

City Councilwoman Letitia James and State Senator Daniel Squadron have been forced into a run-off on October 1st for the position of New York Public Advocate.

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Stringer beats Spitzer in NYC Comptroller Democratic primary

Stringer beats Spitzer for Comptroller

New York City voters showed on Tuesday night that they are not ready to forgive Eliot Spitzer and welcome him back into politics.  He was defeated in the Democratic primary for NYC Comptroller by Scott Stringer.

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