Mayor Bloomberg won re-election. Gee, what a surprise. And he only had to spend $100,000,000 plus of his own money to do it too. In spite of this, all he was able to get was 50.61% of the vote. Still, a win is a win and we’re going to have to put up with him for 4 more years. The Times thinks this slim victory will diminish his political clout. I like this quote:
… “I campaigned for Bloomberg eight years ago,” said David Gibson, 60, a computer worker. “But he changed because of a strange personality shift that took place. He went from being loveable, likeable and amiable to a guy who comes out very defensive and intolerant.” …
I think he’s always been that way. It’s just become that much more apparent to people who don’t usually pay that close attention to politics. As to his antigun agenda, I don’t see how he comes out in a stronger political position because of this. I also don’t see him stopping one bit either.
Elseware, the only MAIG member we specifically targeted was Binghamton Mayor Matt Ryan as being the most vulnerable. He is barely leading his two opponents by 61 votes with 39.86% of the vote to GOP challenger Rich David’s 39.25% and independent candidate Doug Drazen’s 20.88%. The absentee ballots will be looked at and a final vote count will be available on the 12th. Even if he does end up winning, he had to spend tens of thousands of his own money to do it.