Working Families Party

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2014

    Zephyr Teachout's Campaign Manager Endorses Andrew Cuomo for Governor

    Zephyr Teachout's campaign manager, Mike Boland, officially endorsed Andrew Cuomo for governor on Thursday. In an email to supporters, Boland said he would be voting for Cuomo on the Working Families Party line.

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2014

    The Outsider: Zephyr Teachout Will Never Be Governor, So Why is Andrew Cuomo Worried?

    It was a strange July morning in Lower Manhattan, and getting stranger by the minute. On the Brooklyn Bridge, sometime during the night, someone had swapped all the American flags for bleached white ones. As police and reporters swarmed the bridge, less than a mile away, in front of the 150-year-old ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2013

    Hello Brooklyn: Eric Adams is Your New Borough President

    Brooklyn has spoken: former police officer and state senator Eric Adams will succeed Marty Markowitz as borough president. Adams has said the latter turned Brooklyn "from the ugly duckling to a beautiful swan." Election day brought fresh blood to Brooklyn: Ken Thompson beat incumbent Charles Hynes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2013

    Gale Brewer Elected Borough President, Cyrus Vance Reelected D.A. in Manhattan

    Manhattan voters went with what they know this election. Gale Brewer, who has been a city council member representing the Upper East Side since 2003, will be taking over as borough president when Scott Stringer heads to the comptroller's office in January. Sitting district attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2013

    Melinda Katz Elected Queens Borough President

    Melinda Katz will be the next Queens Borough President, cruising to victory with 80 percent of votes. Katz, a Democrat who has served on the city council and the state assembly, takes the seat of Helen Marshall, who served the maximum 12 years. Most of the city council races were uncompetitive, ea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2013

    Last-Minute New York City Voters' Guide

    We know you've been busy. Don't worry -- we've got your TLDR (too late, didn't research) voting guide right here. Click through for more information on any candidate or issue. But first, find your polling place.

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2013

    Rubén Díaz Jr. Re-Elected Borough President in the Bronx

    Incumbent Democrat Rubén Díaz Jr. was re-elected borough president of the Bronx in a landslide. Díaz was not always running for re-election; he ditched his bid for public advocate and instead refocused his efforts on the borough presidency in November 2012. There weren't any races that were that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Right-Wing Sites Succumb To Silly Occupy Wall Street Conspiracies

    A wave of reports "exposing" the secret liberal money behind the Wall Street occupation has been cresting over the right-wing blogosphere, which has been at a loss to explain how a movement of dumb dirty hippies has managed to build up attention and support rather than explode or fade away. The answ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Forget Rome: Jesus Gonzalez Takes on Brooklyn

    ​There's nothing like a nicely dressed young man standing just in front of the turnstiles handing out fliers with JESUS in big print at the top to get people to whip out their Metrocards, drop their heads and race for the train. Jesus Gonzalez, though, appeared indefatigable Thursday morning ... More >>

  • Columns

    August 10, 2011

    The Next Mayor? You Don't Care, Do You?

    Aside from voter apathy and a weak field, the mayoral race is really shaping up.

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    Matt Damon Rallies the Troops Again for Working Families Party

    ​The frantic, pre-election, get-out-the-vote push is on everywhere. But aside from President Obama, whose last-minute stumping attracted a crew of stunningly self-defeating AIDS-activist hecklers over the weekend, the biggest star-power has been mustered by the Working Families Party which got ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    Working Families Party Says No Charges By U.S. Attorney. Now It's Cuomo's Move.

    ​The Working Families Party says that it received an all-clear last night from the U.S. Attorney's office ending its almost year-long probe of the party's campaign operations, including its Data & Field Services unit, with no charges filed. A spokeswoman for top prosecutor Preet Bharara says ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Grand Jury Probe of Mike's Indy Party Bucks Spells a Cuomo Conundrum

    ​The Post, the Wall Street Journal, and Capitol Tonight are all reporting -- without apparent fear of contradiction -- that a criminal grand jury has been convened to consider charges involving an Independence Party payment of $750,000 last fall to a Queens political operative. The grand jury ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2010

    Steve Levy Remembers To Forget His WFP Candidacy

    Steve Levy, the newly hatched Republican gubernatorial candidate out of Suffolk County, keeps denying he was a candidate of the Working Families Party when he won reelection in 2007. This is either a minor brain spasm, or some kind of Soviet-style, rewriting of history-type deal. He just got in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    Working Families Party Staten Island Lawsuit Settled: Sources

    ​So much for the sensational scandal we were promised by former Giuliani deputy Randy Mastro in his blockbuster lawsuit against the campaign of rookie Staten Island councilwoman Debi Rose (pictured) and her Working Families Party allies. A settlement will be announced in court tomorrow, source ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    Working Families Party Trial Starts; Debi Rose Treasurer Disavows Finance Affidavit

    The suit brought by Randy Mastro and others against Data and Field Services, accusing DFS of providing (and Staten Island councimember Debi Rose, pictured, of accepting) in-kind contributions to Working Families Party in the form of discounted campaign work, went to trial yesterday in Staten Island ... More >>

  • Columns

    January 12, 2010

    Gunning for the Working Families Party

    Landlords, lawyers fire at will

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    De Blasio, Others Subpoenaed on WFP; "ACORNing" Suspected

    Remember when Randy Mastro and some Staten Island voters sued because they said Data and Field Services had willfully undercharged Working Families Party candidate Debi Rose, and thereby injured the voters' rights? WFP's now getting more heat of a similar nature. Federal prosecutors have subpoenaed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    Post: Staten Island DA Does "Preliminary" Probe of Working Families Party, Debi Rose Campaign

    As previously noted, the feds have sent subpoenas to local politicians in furtherance of their investigation of the Working Families Party and Data and Field Services, who have been accused of financial improprieties in the last election. (Councilmember-elect Brad Lander just revealed that he got o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Quick Hits

    After complaints during the campaign about their connection with Data and Field Services and related unfavorable press reports, the Working Families Party has retained the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom to "conduct a thorough review of the structure and relationship between the W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    Barrett: Just How Strange and Pathetic was Bloomberg's Victory?

    ​The key question coming out of this election is whether Mike Bloomberg got the message. Can he listen to voters he'll never face again? If Bloomberg L.P took a hit like he did Tuesday, wouldn't the company take stock and make real changes? Bloomberg spent $80 million in 2005 and won by 19 p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Election Day 2009: 6 Losers to Watch!

    It's Election Day and, this being New York, no surprises are expected. As Runnin' Scared has no influence to peddle, we can afford to be brutally honest about this. The Mayor's reelection is treated as a foregone conclusion and, down-ticket, the Democrats are expected to romp (except in Staten Islan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Rightbloggers Get a Scalp, and Perhaps a Party, in NY-23

    On the weekend before a nationally-covered upstate New York Congressional election, the Republican candidate endorsed the Democratic candidate. This is a rarity in American politics, if not a first. Rightbloggers played a key role in this historical achievement. Let's step back several weeks and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    Anti-WFP Suit Charges Debi Rose Didn't Pay Enough for Services (or At Least Not Fast Enough) [Updated]

    (Update: Dan Levitan of WFP has something to say about the "discounts," below the fold.) We've mentioned Data and Field Services, the election support outfit that was criticized by the Campaign Finance Board for giving discounts -- essentially in-kind contributions -- to Working Families Party candi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    Giuliani Endorses Working Families Party Candidate, Others

    Having embarrassed Mayor Bloomberg sufficiently for one election, former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani is running around endorsing other candidates. Today he backed two Staten Island Republican councilmembers facing reelection challenges: James Oddo, who's up against James Pocchia, and Vincent Ignizio, fac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2009

    Campaign Finance Board Doles Out Matching Funds, Updates on Scandal (Updated)

    The city's non-profit Campaign Finance Board has said it will dole out just over half a million dollars in matching funds to 42 candidates tomorrow morning -- the second-to-last financial package the candidates will receive before the September 15 primary election. Set to take in some of the large ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    Paid Sick Leave Fans Jump on Swine Flu to Promote Bill

    This swine flu thing has something for everybody. Supporters of the Earned Paid Sick Time bill -- which would require city businesses to give employees time off for illness, and is now before the city council -- see in the renewed interest in the bug an opportunity. Councilmember Gale Brewer, a tir ... More >>

  • Columns

    July 8, 2009

    Mayor Bloomberg Goes Party Shopping

    Bloomie and Working Families agree only that he's likely to win—which may be enough

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    The Week in the Voice

    Those Newburgh 4, arrested last month and charged with trying to blow up synagogues in a terror plot, were drawn into their alleged conspiracy by an informant known as Malik, working with the FBI to get out from under his own criminal record. Witnesses say that in addition to subjecting the men to c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2009

    Bloomberg, Avella and Thompson at WFP Mayoral Forum: Some Highlights

    Last night three candidates for Mayor of New York -- Michael Bloomberg, councilmember Tony Avella, and comptroller Bill Thompson -- attended the Working Families Party Mayoral Forum at the Hotel Trades Council on West 44th Street. (We should mention that Green Party candidate Reverend Billy wanted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    Endorsement Fever! Aborn, Others Clean Up

    The Times says today that Manhattan D.A. candidate Richard Aborn "Aims to Raise His Profile" in that race, and that he does so mainly via endorsements. We'll say -- his office alerts us to each one (other candidates are also encouraged to do so), and he's had plenty, most recently those of four Demo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2009

    Working Families Party Endorses Liu for Comptroller

    Sometimes he seems like a bit of a crackpot, but you can't write off John Liu. Remember the stink he made, as transportation chair of the council, about getting GPS in school buses? After years of struggle, he's about to get 'em. He got something else last night: the endorsement for comptroller of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2009

    Bloomberg Gains GOP Nomination, Said to Seek WFP Nod Too

    This weekend Mayor Bloomberg won the endorsement of the Bronx Republican Party, more or less ensuring that he will appear on the Republican as well as the Independence Party line in November's mayoral race. (He may face a primary challenge, but is expected to make short work of it.) Notwithstanding ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2009
  • Columns

    October 29, 2008

    Bloomberg's Term-Limits Coup: Heroes, Villains, and Wimps

    Brutal brawling in the first throwdown of the 2009 elections

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2006
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    June 23, 2006
  • Blogs

    October 6, 2005

    Papa Smurf Runs for Mayor

    Campaigns send reporters lots of stuff: schedules, releases, reports, soundbites, et cetera. But Audrey Silk's quixotic campaign for mayor scored a first by sending out cigarette lighters this week labeled "End Prohibition . . . Smoke Bloomberg in '05." The Voice profiled Silk—a Libertarian and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2005

    Council Cliffhanger

    The mayoral primary wasn't the only race that went down to the wire yesterday: A mere 16 votes separate the top two finishers in the fight for City Council District 8, which covers East Harlem. Melissa Mark Viverito has 3,626 votes (25.41 percent) to Felipe Luciano's 3,610 (25.3 percent). Absentee b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2005
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    August 5, 2005

    Ballot Battles Break Backs

    Board of Elections thins the menu voters get to dine from on September 13 It's only August 5th, so the campaign for mayor, city council, and other municipal offices is far from—except perhaps for those candidates bounced from the ballot during Board of Elections hearings this week, people like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2005

    Democrats Miss Key Endorsement

    Democratic mayoral candidates hoping for a boost from the Working Families Party won't get one, at least for now: The party announced today that while "several candidates enjoy substantial support" within the party, so far none of the candidates "been able to put together the two-thirds vote on the ... More >>

  • News

    October 5, 2004

    Bleeding Hearts

    How Guy's guys (and gals) plead his case

  • News

    November 12, 2002

    Sundown on the Patronage Party

    Liberals Sink as Working Families Rise

  • News

    October 29, 2002

    Which Third Way?

    Greens and the Working Families Party Try to Make Progressive Votes Count

  • Specials

    February 5, 2002
  • News

    January 22, 2002

    Outer-Borough Battler

    A Labor Leader Challenges His Own

  • News

    August 21, 2001

    Machine Politics

    How to Vote and Make Your Vote Count

  • News

    October 31, 2000

    Nader, Schmader!

    A Third-Party Alternative? Try the Working Families Party.

  • News

    November 3, 1998

    Finally, a Progressive Party

    Working families party forges a left-liberal coalition

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