Too Little, Too Late?

Quinn releases TV spot attacking de Blasio.

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Sept. 5, 2013, 7:29 a.m.

City Coun­cil Speak­er Christine Quinn (D) on Wed­nes­day un­veiled a new TV ad ur­ging voters to take a “closer look” at Pub­lic Ad­voc­ate Bill de Bla­sio (D), who has emerged in the last few weeks as an over­whelm­ing fa­vor­ite in the race.

De Bla­sio said the ad se­lect­ively ed­ited com­ments he made about stop-and-frisk, the NYPD tac­tic that de Bla­sio has vo­cally op­posed. De Bla­sio: “I find it really in­ap­pro­pri­ate for her to try to mis­lead the pub­lic so clearly and blatantly, and it’s ob­vi­ous that she’s des­per­ate and that’s why she’d do­ing it.” (Politick­

GEN­ER­AL ELEC­TION PRE­VIEW?: Lhota “took aim” at de Bla­sio on Wed­nes­day. “He ripped in­to de Bla­sio’s mes­sage that New York City un­der Bloomberg had be­come a ‘Tale of Two Cit­ies,’ where the poor suffered as the rich got rich­er. Lhota called the rhet­or­ic ‘class war­fare.’” (

PA­TAKI’S BACK: Bil­lion­aire John Cat­sima­tid­is (R) re­leased a new TV ad fea­tur­ing former Gov. George Pa­taki (R) tout­ing Cat­sima­tid­is’ busi­ness ac­com­plish­ments. (New York Daily News)

WEIN­ER CON­FRONTS HECK­LER: As his chances of win­ning the Demo­crat­ic primary ap­pear in­creas­ingly bleak, former Rep. An­thony Wein­er on Wed­nes­day got in­to a shout­ing match with a heck­ler in a Brook­lyn bakery. “The man said Mr. Wein­er was a ‘scum­bag’ and went after Mr. Wein­er’s wife, Huma Abedin, say­ing Mr. Wein­er was ‘mar­ried to an Ar­ab.’ Sev­er­al times, he called Mr. Wein­er ‘dis­gust­ing’ for send­ing lewd pic­tures to wo­men on­line.”

Wein­er “turned ir­ate” and said: “You’re a per­fect per­son? What rabbi taught you that you’re my judge?”

After the in­cid­ent went vir­al on so­cial me­dia, Wein­er tweeted: “Stood up to a heck­ler. That’s what may­ors have to do some­times.” (New York Times)

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