Fernando Ferrer

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    September 23, 2010

    Andrew Cuomo, Carl Paladino, and Those Nutty Polls

    ​The day before Mike Bloomberg defeated Bill Thompson by 4.6 percent of the vote last November, Quinnipiac said the mayor would win by 12 points. Its poll the day before the 2005 election predicted Bloomberg would beat Fernando Ferrer by 38 points, twice his actual margin. The good news for ... More >>

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    November 29, 2005

    A Times Quiz

    Gray Lady Scorns Mirror, Urges Battered Ferrer to Count Self-Inflicted Wounds

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    November 29, 2005
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    November 9, 2005

    Ferrer: "Gracias, Familia"

    After spending 90 minutes outside the Parkchester station of the 6 train Tuesday night, Fernando Ferrer grabbed the megaphone and told the crowd, "We're closing the campaign at this stop and I'm going to prepare my victory speech!" Few in the crowd expected that was true. But even if it didn't feel ... More >>

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    November 8, 2005

    Rev. Al: We're Takin' Names

    Fernando Ferrer's penultimate campaign stop took him on a quick, noisy walk down Fordham Road this afternoon, trailed by an enthusiastic band of flag-waving supporters and no less than two soundtrucks. "Freddy, relax, the people are with you," the crowd shouted, in Spanish, and indeed people whom Fe ... More >>

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    November 8, 2005

    La Victoria de Freddy

    The ethnic dimensions of Ferrer's 'defeat'

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    November 7, 2005
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    November 7, 2005

    Last Stop for Freddy

    The sun was disappearing toward Manhattan, a purple-blue sky framed the skeleton of the elevated M tracks, Colonel Sanders smiled down from a neon perch, and on the corner of Wycoff and Myrtle in Bushwick the crowd was growing for Fernando Ferrer's last pre-election campaign event. Assemblywoman Cat ... More >>

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    November 2, 2005

    Ferrer Jabs, Throws Strikes Vs. Bloomberg

    Pick your sports metaphor: Fernando Ferrer seemed to win Tuesday night's second and final general election mayoral debate with incumbent Michael Bloomberg, on style points at least. "But," we can hear the analysis pieces in tomorrow's dailies asking, "did he land a knockout blow?" Did he birdie the ... More >>

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    November 1, 2005

    New Tapes on Freddy

    Felonious Friend Wired Deals for Donations While Privately Slamming Ferrer

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    October 29, 2005

    Ferrer and the Two Rats

    The inflatable rat is one of the great players on New York's stage—a well-recognized tool for exposing and embarrassing non-union job sites, low wage payers, and employers who've been struck. (The rat is so popular a figure it can be hard to obtain one; when the union at a certain New York news ... More >>

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    October 28, 2005
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    October 27, 2005

    Meet and Greet

    If the race for mayor were as over-and-done-with as most of the polls have it, you'd think Mike Bloomberg would slow down spending money, and that challenger Fernando Ferrer would sleep in. Not so for Ferrer on Thursday: Aides arrived at his Riverdale apartment just after 5 a.m. for the ride to New ... More >>

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    October 25, 2005

    Ferrer Goes Home

    Fernando Ferrer returned to old haunts and old themes on Tuesday in a speech that, more explicitly than ever before, placed the 2005 campaign in the "other New York" framework of Ferrer's candidacy four years ago. The site was Bronx Community College and the rotunda of Gould Library, where ionic col ... More >>

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    October 20, 2005

    Freddy Gets Bubba Power

    Not a bad day for Freddy Ferrer: The Times and Daily News both suggest that Mayor Bloomberg is following your lead on affordable housing, City Hall has to explain why the unemployment rate rose, the sun is shining, and Bill Clinton joins you for a walk down Charlotte Street in your home borough. Who ... More >>

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    October 13, 2005

    Memo: Time for a Lil' Asymmetric Warfare

    If you think this week's been dreary, think of how Fernando Ferrer's campaign must feel. Democrats continue to desert the nominee: the Vallones over the weekend, former Manhattan borough president candidate Brian Ellner on Wednesday, Councilwoman Margarita Lopez today. The latest Marist Poll has Fer ... More >>

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    October 11, 2005

    Dialing Hillary

    Hurting at home, Freddy Ferrer turns to national stars for help

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    October 3, 2005

    Freddy's Mysterious Votos

    Willie Colón's salsa beats crackle over the speaker, his cadence dipping and dancing over the heavy brass. A new hit on La Mega 97.9? Nope, it's the loop that callers hear when on hold at Mike Bloomberg's campaign headquarters, encouraging them to vote for the mayor. In his quest to squelch op ... More >>

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    September 29, 2005

    Freddy Held Steady With Blacks

    As the battle for the black vote in this year's mayoral race captures headlines, recent media coverage appears to overlook Primary Day voting figures that show striking black support for Fernando Ferrer. As the Voice reported last week, an analysis of Primary Day voting in the city's 17 assembly d ... More >>

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    September 27, 2005

    Freddy Voting Off the Island?

    Has the boat sailed on Ferrer's chances in Staten Island? ( The way the Post tells it, Fernando Ferrer's campaign is "on the defensive after an adviser indicated that Staten Island was essentially being written off." Obviously it's bad form to write off any voter—especially since there ... More >>

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    September 23, 2005

    Freddy's Surprising Black Base

    As election day draws closer in an electorate that—for the first time in history—has a minority majority, a Voice review of Primary Day election results revealed that Democratic mayoral candidate Fernando Ferrer ran much stronger among black voters in the primary than polls and pundits had ... More >>

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    September 22, 2005

    Unions Face Post-Primary World

    The unions that supported losing candidates in the September 13 primary now have another choice to make: whether to endorse Mayor Michael Bloomberg or Fernando Ferrer or just stay out of the general election race. Today the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWDSU)—which supported R ... More >>

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    September 20, 2005
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    September 19, 2005

    Democrats Still United!

    Mayor Mike and 1199 prez Rivera were all smiles in January as they promoted the Earned Income Tax Credit. The Democratic unity tour continued Monday as Anthony Weiner and Gifford Miller joined newly minted nominee Fernando Ferrer on the steps of City Hall, with health care as today's theme—bot ... More >>

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    September 16, 2005

    Chuck & Hil Back Freddy

    The Ferrer campaign continued its Democratic muscle-flexing Friday, nabbing the endorsements of Sens. Chuck Schumer and Hillary Clinton. The event at LaGuardia Community College was a testament not only to Freddy's new status as Democratic nominee, but also to the advantages of being around awhile. ... More >>

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    September 15, 2005

    Ferrer's Gang is All Here--Well, Almost

    Fernando Ferrer's campaign against Michael Bloomberg began a little after 1 p.m. today as some 300 boisterous supporters gathered in the glare of the midday sun on the City Hall steps. It was a gathering of much of the Democratic clan, with state controller Alan Hevesi, a couple dozen state legislat ... More >>

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    September 13, 2005

    Decimal Doubt at Ferrer HQ

    Freddy Ferrer's supporters went on a bit of a roller coaster ride in the half-hour or so before their man took the stage at the Puck Building to claim victory tonight. While Ferrer seemed well past the 40 percent mark early in the night (At Miller HQ, the numbers guy was convinced Ferrer had locked ... More >>

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    September 12, 2005

    Freddy Goes to School

    A lot of the students who gathered in the Monroe College gym on Jerome Ave. in the Bronx this morning looked nervous—not because they were about to see Freddy Ferrer, but because for many Monday was only the second day of classes in their first year of college. A few didn't even know that it wa ... More >>

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    September 9, 2005

    Freddy & Tony Go Neck & Neck

    The new Marist Poll suggests a shift in the Democratic landscape. Not only does Anthony Weiner have a strong grasp on second place among registered Democrats, among likely voters he and Fernando Ferrer are just about tied (Ferrer 32, Weiner 30). Of course, campaigns like to say, "Polls go up and pol ... More >>

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    September 8, 2005

    Laughter & Jeers at 'Final' Debate

    So, what do we know now that the final CFB sanctioned primary debate is over, that we didn't know before last night's 60-minute showdown on Channel 4? Well, Anthony Weiner would vote for Virginia Fields if he weren't a candidate. And, as panelist Jorge Ramos asked, how are the candidates going to re ... More >>

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    August 23, 2005

    The Other Freddy Ferrer

    2001 candidate trades two NYCs for one, prefers mainstream to upstream

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    August 17, 2005

    Dems Debate: They're All Winners in the Spin Room

    After the last answer to the last question at Tuesday night's Democratic mayoral debate, folks in the audience at Jazz at Lincoln Center began getting out of their seats, even though host Dominic Carter was still speaking to a live television audience. It was like the bell had rung at the end of cla ... More >>

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    August 8, 2005

    Ferrer Policy Barrage Continues

    Freddy goes underground in latest delivery from his policy desk On the campaign, trail, former Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer talks slowly, and talks a lot about the neighborhood he came from. Freddy's humble origins and mild-mannered personality are important to his appeal, of course, but ... More >>

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    August 1, 2005

    '05 Race: Freddy and Billy are Friends

    The City Hall gathering Monday at which Comptroller William Thompson endorsed Fernando Ferrer for mayor was "the press conference we've been looking for," according to Bronx Democratic chair Jose Rivera—a strong message to those wayward Dems who've backed Bloomberg or Rudy in the past three ele ... More >>

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    July 12, 2005

    State GOP's Drum Rap

    Last Week, Republican state chairman Stephen Minarik called on Attorney General Elliot Spitzer to investigate the nonprofit, tax-exempt Drum Major Institute for being too friendly with Freddy Ferrer. Exhibit A, according to Minarik's letter, was a July 5 press conference condemning English-only repo ... More >>

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    July 11, 2005

    We Now Join The Race In Progress

    The July 4 holiday has passed, the Olympic vote is over, and baseball's All Star break is here. That means that—finally—there's little else to talk about now but the New York City mayoral campaign. Of course, the campaign's been around for months (the candidates spent more than $13.6 mill ... More >>

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    July 1, 2005

    Ferrer The Flier

    Freddy campaigns in P.R. and L.A. New York's 309 square miles, it seems, just aren't enough for Fernando Ferrer's mayoral candidacy. On the heels of his trip to Puerto Rico, the former Bronx borough president is in Los Angeles today for the swearing-in of Antonio Villaraigosa, the City of Angels' f ... More >>

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    June 13, 2005

    Mayoral Runners Make Ethnic Appeals

    Who speaks for New York City's 2.1 million Latinos? That's subject to a debate in the mayoral race, one that's played out over the past few days on the steps of City Hall and up Fifth Avenue. On Saturday, Manhattan Borough President Virginia Fields took to the steps of City Hall to unveil "Latinos ... More >>

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    May 17, 2005

    Finding Freddy

    Time short, Ferrer has one more chance to let New Yorkers discover him

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    April 13, 2005

    Diallo: A Tragedy, or a Line?

    Freddy Ferrer's Diallo debacle simply won't die. Wait, what did he say again? Aw, who cares? The important thing is that "Mr. Ferrer is bogged down by the kind of gaffe that has defined other candidates and foiled their campaigns," as the lead piece of the Times Metro Section told us this morning. T ... More >>

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    April 5, 2005

    Dreams of Fields

    As Ferrer slips, her once dismissed mayoral bid looks serious

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    August 12, 2003

    Ferrer's Campaign Scandal

    Sidekick Ramirez and Friends Snared 2001 Bonanza

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    November 13, 2001

    Bloomberg Radio

    How Black Talk Jocks Sold ‘We Like Mike’ to African Americans

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    October 23, 2001

    Is the Peace Real?

    Probing Green’s Shaky Rapprochement With the Ferrer Camp

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    October 23, 2001

    Race Counts

    White Voters Play the Race Card, Again

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    October 16, 2001

    Mark Green, You Can’t Hide

    Unmasking a Phony White Liberal

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    September 4, 2001

    What Black Vote?

    The City’s African American Electorate is No Longer Predictable

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    August 21, 2001

    Sharpton Chooses Ferrer

    Mayoral Hopeful Will Receive Official Nod Before Labor Day

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    July 31, 2001

    Up From Fox Street

    Ferrer Campaigns For the ‘Other New York’

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    July 10, 2001

    Where Were the Pols?

    Mayoral Candidates on the Bronx Bus Shelter Flap

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