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De Blasio appears less accessible after primary win.

Sept. 26, 2013, 7:31 a.m.

Since win­ning the Demo­crat­ic nom­in­a­tion for may­or, Pub­lic Ad­voc­ate Bill de Bla­sio (D) “ap­pears to be less ac­cess­ible as he pur­sues be­com­ing New York City’s 109th may­or. There are few­er events on his pub­lic sched­ule, when com­pared with his much busier primary cal­en­dar. He didn’t hold any events this past week­end. And when Mr. de Bla­sio re­sponds to in­quir­ies from re­port­ers, the ses­sions are markedly short­er than in the past.” (Wall Street Journ­al)

Sport­ing a huge lead in the polls, de Bla­sio has good reas­on to avoid the press and they type of slip-up that could breathe life in­to former MTA chair­man Joe Lhota’s (R) long­shot cam­paign.

PUSH IT TO THE LIM­IT: New York Pro­gress and Pro­tec­tion PAC, a new su­per PAC sup­port­ing Lhota, “sued New York elec­tion of­fi­cials in fed­er­al court Wed­nes­day to al­low in­di­vidu­als to con­trib­ute more than the cur­rent $150,000 an­nu­al max­im­um to in­de­pend­ent polit­ic­al groups. If suc­cess­ful, the law­suit would al­low sim­il­ar out­side groups…to pump hun­dreds of thou­sands of dol­lars in­to help­ing” Lhota or de Bla­sio. (New York Times)

SAD CATS: Asked why he hasn’t en­dorsed Lhota after fin­ish­ing second in the GOP primary, bil­lion­aire John Cat­sima­tid­is (R) said: “If I did en­dorse him, would he ap­pre­ci­ate it? … Deep down in­side, I feel he doesn’t like me, and if he doesn’t like me, that’s why I’ve held back.” (New York Daily News)
Kev­in Bren­nan

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