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Offline Gordan

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Public Advocate race 2/26
« on: January 24, 2019, 11:33:23 AM »
Has anyone been following this? There are 20 something candidates! It would be great to share any info here if someone has any. There was a forum on NY1 last night. But, it seemed a bit chaotic from the clips I watched.

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Re: Public Advocate race 2/26
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2019, 12:43:05 PM »
Here's info on a forum scheduled for next week at the Jackson Heights Jewish Center. To date, I'm not sure if the list of attendees is complete, given the number of candidates.


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Re: Public Advocate race 2/26
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2019, 02:07:56 PM »
A little more on the public advocate race, Mark-Viverito and Williams (frontrunners) in particular:
http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/02/crowded-nyc-public-advocate-race-could-change-nyc-politics.html

But as that story points out, very few people will vote in this election, so it is sort of anyone's game.

City and State has a guide to the different organizations and individuals who have endorsed each candidate:
https://www.cityandstateny.com/articles/politics/campaigns-elections/new-york-city-public-advocate-endorsements.html

And here's a collection of stories about the race and the candidates:
https://www.nyccfb.info/media/blog/know-your-vote-headlines-from-nycs-public-advocate-special-election-february-26-2019/

There's a televised (and livestreamed) debate tonight between 7 "leading candidates":
https://www.nyccfb.info/media/press-releases/seven-candidates-qualify-for-leading-contenders-debate-of-the-2019-public-advocate-special-election-1/

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Re: Public Advocate race 2/26
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2019, 12:45:53 PM »
Just a reminder this is happening today! The Gotham Gazette has some last minute voter guides if you're not sure who to vote for.

http://www.gothamgazette.com/city/8308-last-minute-guide-how-the-public-advocate-candidates-have-sought-to-define-themselves
http://www.gothamgazette.com/city/8310-how-to-choose-a-candidate-in-the-public-advocate-special-election

And if you have more time, they also did 15 minute interviews with each candidate.
http://www.gothamgazette.com/city/8304-watch-15-minutes-with-each-of-14-public-advocate-candidates

You can look up your polling site here:
https://nyc.pollsitelocator.com/search

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Re: Public Advocate race 2/26
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2019, 10:07:31 PM »
and we have a temp in the job. Jumaane Williams.


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Re: Public Advocate race 2/26
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2019, 11:08:28 PM »
and we have a temp in the job. Jumaane Williams.

Indeed. Although he won by such a huge margin Dems may be reluctant to challenge him in the December primary.

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Re: Public Advocate race 2/26
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2019, 10:55:57 AM »
According to this map, Melissa Mark Viverito took the most votes in AD34.
https://twitter.com/katie_honan/status/1100623053078315008

Here's MMVs anti-AMZN video:
http://newsvideo.su/video/9763881



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Re: Public Advocate race 2/26
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2019, 11:15:52 AM »
she definitely had the most leafletters and canvassers.

eric ulrich's robocalls were the most numerous -- one a day for the last two weeks -- and the funniest, focusing on "the socialist menace" and its danger to me, the real american. different spoofed number, same recorded message each time.

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Re: Public Advocate race 2/26
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2019, 01:09:52 PM »
eric ulrich's robocalls were the most numerous -- one a day for the last two weeks -- and the funniest, focusing on "the socialist menace" and its danger to me, the real american. different spoofed number, same recorded message each time.

I received one call, which I took and explained who I would be voting for, and numerous texts (the first two of which I responded "no" to) from only one candidate: Raphael Espinal.

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Re: Public Advocate race 2/26
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2019, 01:30:28 PM »
interesting. i had about five mailings each from Ms. Mark-Viverito and Mr. Yee, and several under-the-door cards from her campaign. nothing  from anyone else, and calls only from the Ulrich folks. As an earlier poster noted, he won by a wide enough margin that he seems to be a near-lock in the general.

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Re: Public Advocate race 2/26
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2019, 01:30:28 PM »