Washington (CNN) - Eliot Spitzer is unleashing a pair of new television ads Wednesday in the New York City comptroller's race framing himself as an anti-establishment populist, a theme he has been hitting on the campaign trail since unexpectedly jumping into the race last month.
Both of the 30-second ads are titled "You," and portray Spitzer as a champion of working people standing up against special interests, corporations and Wall Street – "an independent voice," as Spitzer's campaign has taken to describing the former governor and attorney general.
(CNN) – New York City mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner sought to downplay an altercation he had Tuesday with a campaign rival that ended with the former congressman taking a swipe at his opponent's age.
In a sharp exchange with Republican George McDonald at a town hall forum hosted by AARP, Weiner called the founder of the nonprofit Doe Fund "grandpa."
New York (CNN) - A self-described "ex-madam" who claims she supplied fellow city comptroller candidate Eliot Spitzer with escorts several years ago is facing charges of illegally distributing prescription drugs, authorities said.
Kristin Davis, 38, was arrested on Monday night and charged with selling Adderall, Xanax and other drugs. She's also accused of orchestrating the sale of approximately 180 oxycodone pills for cash.FULL STORY
(CNN) – A swirl of campaign distractions related to the lewd messages and photos he sent to a woman online hasn't stopped Anthony Weiner from churning out more proposals for changing New York City.
In an addendum to his "Keys to the City" platform document, Weiner lists dozens of ways he'd change the way city government works, from altering parking regulations to changing New York's municipal tax code.
(CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton said he and his wife, Hillary Clinton, have many "personal friends" in the New York City mayoral race and added that he shouldn't talk about the contest.
His comments came in an interview with CNN in Kigali, Rwanda, where Clinton is on a six-stop trip in the continent with his daughter for their work with The Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation.
(CNN) – It may be the first fundraising pitch in political history to include the words, "I did lie to my wife."
But Anthony Weiner's latest bid to rally support for his New York City mayoral campaign makes the case the candidate is ready to take tough questions head on – a quality he argues is necessary to helm the nation's largest metropolis.
(CNN) - His campaign may be battling controversies on several fronts, but Anthony Weiner scored the backing of one well-known New Yorker Thursday.
Jimmy McMillan, whose "the rent is too damn high!" rant went viral during his 2010 bid for New York mayor, wrote on Twitter he was throwing his support behind Weiner, adding a photo of the two politicians.
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(CNN) – Anthony Weiner's communications director apologized Tuesday night for bashing a former intern in a scathing interview laced with four-letter words.
"In a moment of frustration, I used inappropriate language in what I thought was an off the record conversation," Barbara Morgan said in a statement to CNN. "It was wrong and I am very sorry."
(CNN) – New York City mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner is rejecting calls to withdraw his bid again in a new video posted to his campaign website Tuesday night.
Despite dropping to fourth place in a recent poll amid new sexting revelations, Weiner remains adamant that he's staying in.
(CNN) – As scandal-tinged Democrats make runs for top New York City posts, another candidate in the running is highlighting the historic nature of her candidacy.
Christine Quinn, the city council speaker who is currently the frontrunner in the Democratic mayoral field, argued on CNN's "New Day" that the discussion about giving former congressman Anthony Weiner a second chance was misplaced.