Get Political Wire by Email:



September 12, 2013


Inside de Blasio's Quick Rise

Newsweek has a must-read profile of Bill de Blasio's efforts to become the left-wing standard-bearer in the New York City mayoral race.

"But de Blasio's most important maneuver has been to capitalize on liberal frustration with Mayor Mike Bloomberg--and with Quinn, who set herself up as his ideological heir and was long the presumed frontrunner in the race. Quinn's campaign platform was essentially a reassuring message to centrist voters that the gains of the Bloomberg years--in a city where crime and grime have been replaced by bike lanes and beach access on the waterfront--would not be lost. Unfortunately for her, it turned out that many liberals were sick of Bloomberg and wanted someone more, well, liberal."












POLITICAL WIRE PODCAST

Political Wire Podcast Engaging conversations about elections and the political issues of the day. Subscribe via iTunes or RSS to get episodes automatically downloaded.


FREE NEWSLETTER




TRENDING VIDEO



PARTNERS











FOLLOW US