Here is a brief excerpt from tonight’s Republican mayoral candidate forum hosted by the Asian American Federation. More to come.
Here’s a brief “horse race” analysis of how they each helped or harmed their candidacies:
The Republican mayoral race has burst into public view, with at least seven candidates and hope-to-be candidates. My prediction? It’s Catsimatidis and Lhota, with the wildcard of A.R. Bernard. Here’s a quick rundown on the Republican primary field:
1. John Catsimatidis: Which recent Republican nominee will he most resemble? A schlubby version of Michael Bloomberg, a self-made, self-financing successful businessman and effective CEO focused on serious campaign issues and governing, albeit with a thick New York accent, $100 suits and a messy haircut? Or the New York City version of the Carl Paladino Clown Show?