Tuesday, November 5, 2013

True News Election Day Update

De Blasio hires Ohio party company for election bash(NYP) * Lhota supporter blares de Blasio religious barbs(NYP) * De Blasio blind to Belafonte’s slandering(NYP) * The Daily News’ Bill Hammond debunks de Blasio’s claims that Republican billionaire David Koch influenced the New York City mayoral race, noting that de Blasio himself benefited most from “dark money” in 2013* In City & State, the Manhattan Institute’s Nicole Gelinas argues that the national Republican Party should realize the outcome of the New York City mayoral election really does matter*“Murdoch’s NY Deals” * Murdoch's Denials of Political Favors Hard to Swallow in New York ... * If you liked the Eisenhower-era voting machines from the NYC primary, forget it. Back to 80s-era scanners today. *Voters to Choose New Mayor in NYC(WSJ) * Don't worry Bill, Gracie Mansion has a laundry room! De Blasio poised to become next mayor as Election Day hits city(NYDN) * Rudy Giuliani Makes Last Minute Pitch For Joe Lhota, Promoting His Sept. 11 Service

Former* Hamill: De Blasio should stay in Brooklyn(NYDN) * THE GIULIANI DEPUTY WHO HELPED DE BLASIO — Capital’s Dana Rubinstein: "De Blasio regularly criticizes the Giuliani legacy, and has attacked Lhota for his role in it. But Mastro and his colleagues at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher represented de Blasio on two high-profile lawsuits that helped vault his candidacy forward during the competitive Democratic primary.” http://goo.gl/U2wnJn * Page Six’s Richard Johnson: "Bill de Blasio is considering hiring teachers’ union boss Randi Weingarten as the next NYC schools chancellor, sources tell me."  * "Dark money" as of 11/2: $387K favoring Lhota, $1.3M favoring de Blasio. 
* "I'm doing well. I'm very optimistic about today." - after voting in . Liveblog:* The great last-minute money pile-on of .   * Bill de Blasio: More pro-development than you thought?  * Bloomberg Casts Ballot, Urges All New Yorkers To Follow Suit (NY1) * Voting machines are down throughout the city, but your vote will still count. Probably. (NY Mag)  * Joe Lhota: “I’m working on my acceptance speech right now.” * Video: Hear tell the story of how his daughter, Chiara, surprised him on Election Day:Jon Stewart Jokes About Lhota Losing to ‘Anti-Semitic Times Square Elmo’ * De Blasio Makes Final Campaign Stop in Crown Heights(NYO) * NYC Public Advocate-in-waiting Tish James pledges to make sure de Blasio “stays focused on a progressive agenda.” * More voting machine failures in NYC.*Thompson on taxing the rich, why de Blasio won | Capital New York * The New York City Board of Elections’ optical scanners failed at several polling places failed in the morning, forcing some voters to cast emergency ballots, Crain’s reports: * Democratic New York City mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio made it clear that he voted for himself on the Democratic line and not on the Working Families Party line, Capital New York reports * "The de Blasio administration would become a laboratory for modern progressivism..." (Wash Post) * Voting machine glitches plague mayoral election(NYP)

Perfect Storm: Lhota A Bad Fit, GOP Tea Party and Only 30%-40% Were Born or Lived Here in the Bad 80's
On the final day of campaigning in the New York City mayoral race, Republican nominee Joe Lhota brought out a heavy hitter to help him greet voters and shore up support in his campaign against Democrat Bill de Blasio: former mayor Rudolph Giuliani. Holding court with reporters, Lhota said it was “very important” to him to have Giuliani by his side, and largely let his former boss dominate the conversation. Giuliani was asked whether his reputation in minority communities might have a negative effect on Lhota, with a reporter noting that at a de Blasio campaign stop earlier in the day, the crowd booed at the mention of his name. “I never played to Democratic audiences,” Giuliani said. “I always took the view that there’s no Republican or Democratic way to pick up the garbage, no Republican or Democratic way to reduce crime, there’s only the right way to do it, or the wrong way to do it.” Giuliani rattled off a list of improvements his administration made to the city he inherited from David Dinkins—whom the Lhota campaign has repeatedly associated with de Blasio, who worked at City Hall under Dinkins—including lowering the city’s murder rate and improving the city’s fiscal condition, using “we” to allow Lhota to share in the credit. Giuliani also blasted de Blasio and actor Harry Belafonte for his incendiary comments at a de Blasio church event suggesting billionaire Republican financier David Koch was racist. “What you heard last night from Mr. de Blasio’s campaign was racism,” Giuliani said. “To suggest that a gentleman who is interested in his view of politics, just by that alone becomes associated with the Ku Klux Klan, just a despicable thing to do.”(City and State)

De Blasio Camp Embraces Uber App–Even as Candidate Voices Concerns(NYP) Bill de Blasio isn’t sold on the benefits of hailing cabs via e-hail phone apps like Uber–but that hasn’t stopped his campaign from spending more than $1,000 dollars ferrying staffers using the service.


What A Low Turn Out Could Do to Gambling
Pollsters and political consultants believe that low turnout as a result of the uncompetitive mayor’s race could affect the fate of casino expansion in New York, which is on the ballot as a constitutional amendment, the New York Post reports * The New York Gaming Commission voted to adopt regulations prohibiting Western New York racinos from advertising themselves as casinos, consistent with a deal Gov. Andrew Cuomo struck with the Seneca Indian Nations, the Times Union writes: 
CUOMO CALLS — Governor appears in last-minute robocall urging voters to support casinos: Gov. Andrew Cuomo has said he's “linked” to the fate of Proposal One, which would allow up to seven casinos in upstate New York, but until now hasn't done much to publicly promote it. New York Jobs Now, a PAC fueled by casinos and labor unions, confirmed it paid for a robocall featuring the governor, but declined to elaborate, as did aides to Cuomo. But voters in the Capital Region, Binghamton and on Long Island reported receiving the Cuomo call on Monday. As Michael Gormley points out, “Governors are prohibited from using public money to advocate for a ballot proposition.”
Capital has obtained audio of the call: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8a0f4pJG9k
New Manhattan BP Wins Without the Big 8

Gail Brewer Wins Without the News Tammany Hall

Organized Crime Politics: 
The New Tammany Hall
Eight campaign consultants all but one are also lobbyists, have monopolized NYC elections system that only the Justice Department using the Sherman Antitrust Act can bust.  These consultants run every important campaign in New York.   The big 8 include: the Advance Group, the Parkside Group/Marathon Strategies (join at the hip), Berlin Rosen, Mercury Public Affairs, Brandford Communications, George Arzt, Multi-Media, Hudson TJ and Red Horse. Like the Apalachin mobsters the consultants/lobbyist has divided up New York to control the government and rake in corrupt lobbying dollars. Also like the mobsters the big 8 may even be about the law.
Katz Pays Off the Consultants

Katz gets piggish (NYDN ED)

Taking public money for a blowout election is just wrong. Other politicians who won primaries and then moved on to walk-over general election contests have spurned or returned their matching funds. They include: the next public advocate and controller, Letitia James and Scott Stringer and the future borough presidents of the Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island (Ruben Diaz, Gale Brewer, Eric Adams and Jimmy Oddo), as well as Bronx Councilman Jimmy Vacca and Council newcomers Corey Johnson and Helen Rosenthal from Manhattan.

The NYP Endorses Lhota for Mayor True to Its Beliefs, Unlike the Daily News
The Post endorses Lhota for New York City mayor, saying Lhota will build upon the reforms of the past two decades, despite the fact that he’s run a lackluster campaign
Joe Lhota for New York City mayor (NYP Ed) While Joe Lhota seeks to build upon the key reforms of the past two decades, Bill de Blasio campaigns on a platform that calls into question almost every stride forward the city has taken since the 1970s. We recognize the Lhota campaign has done a poor job of presenting these differences in a way that resonates with voters. But in a Democratic city, any Republican has his work cut out for him. And de Blasio has other advantages, including a friendly press that allows a man who honeymooned in Cuba and still speaks warmly of the Sandinistas to paint Lhota, a moderate Republican, as an extremist for speaking to one Tea Party group on Staten Island.* De Blasio visited Communist USSR in college(NYP)
Wake up, Bill de Blasio!(NYP) Lhota slammed de Blasio for sleeping in and arriving late for a campaign event on Sunday, accusing him of not having the physical “werewithal” to be mayor and noting that many mayors get calls in the early hours of the morning * Joe Lhota's Bedtime Attacks Are Desperate, Says Bill De Blasio(NYDN) * Top 2 Candidates Vow to Make City Hall More Faith-Friendly(NYT) * Supporter’s Caustic Remark Spices Up Mayoral Campaign’s Final Days(NYT) * Diverse Neighborhood Has Mixed Enthusiasm About New York City Mayor’s Race(NYP) * On life under Mayor de Blasio: "It'll be hard to whine while constantly getting mugged." (NY Mag) * At a service with de Blasio, Belafonte calls the Koch brothers 'white supremacis.(Capital) * Joe Lhota campaign says he "was a hipster before it was cool" (Buzzfeed * The Giuliani deputy who helped de Blasio * For de Blasio's chancellor, many names but a single description | Capital New York * 1199SEIU Rocks The Mic For Bill de Blasio(NYDN) *Lupica: Bill de Blasio is lucky, but can he run NYC?(NYDN) * Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio said he was a morning person a day after rival Joe Lhota blasted him for being late for a morning event over the weekend, Politicker writes:  * Even New York liberals weren’t expecting things to go this well(Politico) *Now who are you *really* voting for?(NY World) The mayoral candidates' big campaign promises have some surprising origins. Bill de Blasio brings much from unions and liberal movements, while many of Joe Lhota’s ideas stem from the Giuliani administration. Still, a closer look at their agendas reveals some surprising origins.* NY1 Online: De Blasio Makes Final Pitch For Mayor (NY1)
True News PM De Blasio, Far Ahead in Polls, Talks of Mandate as Lhota Still Hopes for Upset(NYT)
*The NYT Reviews Its Election Endorsements  Election Day Choices(NYT)

Joe Lhota and Charles Hynes Collide at Russian Rally(NYO)Brooklyn District Attorney Charles “Joe” Hynes and GOP mayoral hopeful Joe Lhota collided at a Russian rally in Brighton Beach yesterday, hoping to knit together a coalition of right-leaning immigrant voters. Hynes raised only about $250,000, far from the $1Mil he talked about

A prosecutor investigating possible wrongdoing by the labor-backed Working Families Party, which is close to Democratic NYC mayoral frontrunner Bill de Blasio, says he expects to convene a grand jury shortly after Veterans Day as part of his probe into allegations the WFP illegally gave candidates below-cost campaign-related services in 2009.
* INSIDE THE ADMINISTRATION — Crains’ Andrew Hawkins: Reportedly advising on transition: Harold Ickes, Peter Madonia, John Banks; ‘top job in the administration’ for Emma Wolfe and Dominic Williams; ‘possible deputy mayor’ Christopher Ward; possible head of Dept. of Housing Preservation and Development Michelle de la Uz and Shola Olatoye. *  GREAT EXPECTATIONS FOR DE BLASIO — Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer: “We are about to elect the most progressive mayor this country has ever seen.”* When a NYC GOP candidate for mayor got only 4%! New York Today: A Losing Tradition  *New Yorker’s John Casidy: “[A] de Blasio mayoralty will be widely viewed as a test case for liberal reformers everywhere.”

De Blasio accused of coordinating with anti-Quinn Super PAC(NYP) A GOP political activist filed a complaint with the Campaign Finance Board accusing Bill de Blasio and key allies of illegally operating a super PAC that spent more than $1 million attacking Christine Quinn in the Democratic primary race for mayor. E. O’Brien Murray, a political consultant and adviser to Lhota’s campaign, filed a complaint with the Campaign Finance Board, accusing de Blasio of coordinating with a super PAC attacking Christine Quinn in the Democratic primary, * State Senate Co-Leader Jeff Klein said he would aggressively push for de Blasio’s proposed New York City tax hike on those making more than $500,000, putting him at odds with Senate Republicans and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the Daily News’ Ken Lovett reports: * Actor Harry Belafonte, a longtime supporter of de Blasio, referred to wealthy conservative industrialists Charles and David Koch as “white supremacists,” while introducing de Blasio at a church on Sunday, The New York Times writes:

The NYP and Daily News Agree On Issues But Not Mayoral Candidate - Uneasy vs Unapologetically

NYP Agrees with the Daily News On Crime Supports Lhota
For any mayor, the three most critical responsibilities are keeping the city safe. Crime: de Blasio has made his attacks on police practices — he claims cops are guilty of racial profiling — a centerpiece of his campaign. Up to now he’s been able to point to Judge Scheindlin to back him up. But last week’s stinging rebuke of Scheindlin by a federal appeals court undercuts the entire de Blasio premise. How can it be plausible for de Blasio to still insist he’s going to withdraw the city’s appeal of Scheindlin’s outrageous ruling that undercut the NYPD’s highly effective stop, question and frisk crime fighting program when the Second Circuit has made clear the judge was biased and the appeal may well prevail?

Daily News Agrees with the NYP On Crime Supports de Blasio
His rethinking must start with security.After two decades of smart, aggressive policing, New York is by far America’s safest large city. Its transformation from charnel house of 2,200 murders a year to fewer than 400 — and its successful offensive against terrorism — have been the indispensable factors for a remarkable rebirth. De Blasio has played with fire. And he displayed a frightening ideological bent in responding to the appeals court that on Thursday discredited a federal judge’s holding that the program was unconstitutional. BILL DE BLASIO FOR MAYOR: He will best serve the vast interests of New Yorkers but will need to trade ideology for pragmatism(NYDN Ed)

NYP Agrees with the Daily News On Education Supports Lhota
De Blasio has put a bull’s-eye on charters, claiming in his divisive way that they are “wealthy” and represent only 5 percent of the school system. But make no mistake: Charters serve some of the least well off kids in this city* De Blasio’s education agenda is full of hot air(NYP Ed)

Daily News Agrees with the NYP On Education Supports de Blasio
To name two, de Blasio is no fan of charter schools and rules out closing failing schools to replace them with better institutions. Shortsightedly, he has viewed both proven successes as somehow damaging to kids who have not specifically benefited. Here, too, de Blasio must be a fast learner.

NYP Agrees with the Daily News On Education Supports Lhota
Taxes: Few citizens pay more than New Yorkers. Every day this city’s hostility to business and achievement is leading more and more of our most successful people to take up residence elsewhere. Bill de Blasio complains about income inequality. Let’s be clear: Nothing squeezes a middle class more sharply than the high-tax, high-regulation, high-spending city de Blasio advocates.

Daily News Agrees with the NYP On Taxes Supports de Blasio
Meanwhile, his third pillar — universal all-day prekindergarten financed by a tax on the wealthy — is dead because Gov. Cuomo turned thumbs down on Albany’s needed approval. The appeal of de Blasio’s campaign was strong. After zeroing in on improving the economic well-being of working- and middle-class New Yorkers, he will arrive in City Hall with a mandate to ease the punishing cost of living and to foster creation of well-paying, full-time private-sector jobs.

Media Failure

What Happens to Competitive Elections With the Death of the NYC GOP? 
The real reason NYC is not a democracy is the media has failed to inform the voters of NY - the Quinn Disconnect tells it  all
In the Daily News, Francis Barry, Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s director of public affairs, laments the lack of electoral competition in New York City, and proposes a single primary election for all parties’ candidates as a solution *In City & State, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. makes his case for early in-person voting to relieve the burden of single day voting for low-income New Yorkers, and calls on the state and city to take action:* GOP moderates vow to speak louder but not to ever actually do anything
Republican mayoral candidates, clockwise from top left: Louis J. Lefkowitz, Roy M. Goodman, Joseph J. Lhota and John Marchi.


The Cowards At the Daily News Had Enough Guts to Endorse Vance for DA Strongly

  1. Another powerful edit: " strongly endorses Cy Vance for a second term as " The Daily News endorses Cy Vance for Manhattan district attorney, noting his felony conviction rate, which is the highest in the city, and the fact that he’s cut the office’s case backlog

Newsday’s Dan Janison compares the federal government’s issues with its healthcare.gov website to New York’s own technological mishaps, including electronic voting, the city’s 911 system, and the botched CityTime payroll system: http://bit.ly/1amCq1S

Silver Moreland Threat

Silver Sends A Message to the Gov, Then Says Nevermind
NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Hails Robert Duffy; Doesn't Dispute He'll Seek Probe Of Him(NYDN) Critics say there could be some ethical violations. A news report today said Silver and Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeffrey Klein are considering filing a formal complaint with Cuomo's Moreland anti-corruption commission or the state ethics commission. But Silver spokesman Michael Whyland, responding to an email noting that the speaker wasn't exactly denying the report, did that just now.
"We have not contemplated nor are we considering calling for any action regarding the Lieutenant Governor," Whyland said.

Council Speakers Race

SPEAKER’S RACE — De Blasio Backing Viverito — Post’s Michael Gartland: “De Blasio is lobbying council members through Working Families Party surrogates…Councilman Michael McMahon: ‘if Inez [Dickens] stays in…There will be a split in the black and Latino caucus.’” http://goo.gl/keSCFH
City Council Races

A rundown of City Council races that feature actual living, breathing, competitive Republican/ 3rd party candidates:

Campaign 2014

Barron Announces Assembly Run and Plan to ‘Bag’ Albany Establishment(NYO)



Organized Crime Politics: 
The New Tammany Hall

Operating in Secret Dark Pools A Mob of Campaign Consultants/ Lobbyists Coup d'État of New York Government Goes Unreported

Political Goodfellas

Eight campaign consultants all but one are also lobbyists, have monopolized NYC elections system that only the Justice Department using the Sherman Antitrust Act can bust.  These consultants run every important campaign in New York.  The campaign monopoly is only part of a conspiracy that is not only about who gets elected.  It is also part of a second conspiracy to make money off of government as lobbyist or insiders. There is serious evidence of illegal coordination between the Independent Expenditure PACs and consultants. The data of big 8 working together is massive.  In the 20 competitive races for the city council this year’s these big 8 consultants helped 98 of the 54 competitive candidates in those races.  Consultants were able to help more candidates in the races by being on more than one side in the same race. They don't only compete with each other as one would think.  

A Government and Campaign Monopoly That Sabotages Democracy
Sen. John Sherman Author of the Sherman Antitrust Act
In this monopoly consultants work with each other at the same time they are oppose them in other races.  Some consultants help other consultant’s candidates often at the expense of their own clients. Two Consultant Lobbyists the Advance Group and the Parkside Group were involved in every competitive council race and even some that did not have races through Independent Expenditure PACs they control. These IE PACS have muscled their way in to having seats at the table along the Democratic Party bosses that will pick the next council speaker.  The big 8 along with the special interests whose millions fund PACs, have sabotage the whole idea of local representation and local elections. The pols are more loyal to the centralized campaign consultants and their money backers, the new ruling class, than they are to the voters in their districts. The consultants work like Wall Street investors who trade in dark pools beyond the control of regulators. In NY's dark pool campaign consultants/lobbyists, special interests and elected officials make deals with each other hidden from public view. To understand the reasons for the takeover you must also be aware that the business opportunities for consultants don’t end on primary or election day. In an excellent investigation of the dangers the newly elected Cuomo would face from lobbyist, Wayne Barrett wrote in  the Village Voice in 2010. that campaign consultant lobbyist "Sheinkopf one of the worse consultant lobbyist, makes kings so he can then make deals with the kings he’s made." 

The New Apalachin Crime Summit, 56 Years Later

These same big 8 consultants also have the same monopolized control of citywide, state election and law enforcement elections. There operating model resembles organize crime after the Apalachin crime meeting. That 1957 meeting included over 100 mobsters including "Joe the Barber," divided the illegal operations of loan sharking, narcotics trafficking and gambling  controlled by the late Albert Anastasia.  The big 8 include: the Advance Group, the Parkside Group/Marathon Strategies (join at the hip), Berlin Rosen, Mercury Public Affairs, Brandford Communications, George Arzt, Multi-Media, Hudson TJ and Red Horse. Like the Apalachin mobsters the consultants/lobbyist has divided up New York to control the government and rake in corrupt lobbying dollars. Also like the mobsters the big 8 may even be about the law.

Nobody Left to Investigate the Consultant Monopoly

Big 8 Consultants Work for Law Enforcement Also
The big 8 mob were involved in electing every city and state law enforcement official. If democracy is every going to be restored to New Yorkers the feds must put council candidates under oath to find out the backroom deals the consultants/lobbyists and candidates have made with each other during the 2013 election.   Berlin Rosen worked for AG Schneiderman. Red Horse works for Brooklyn DA nominee Ken Thompson.  His opponent was represented in the primary by George Arzt, Advance and Brandford. Manhattan DA Vance was represented by Red Horse. Queens DA Brown who never had races works with Marc Guma who worked with Marathon Strategies in the Quinn Campaign.  Bronx DA Johnson has Brandford working for him.

The Big 8 as Lobbyists Do A Lot of Damage to New Yorkers

Both Mercury and George Artz have been lobbyists for Hewlett-Packard which was the main contractor of the city's 911 emergency system that crashes a lot. The city 911 system is now being sued by the parents of 4-year-old Ariel Russo who claim she died because an ambulance to take the little girl to the hospital was delayed by a 911 crash.  Arzt is also the flack for Excell's One 57 that got tax breaks from Albany to build a 75-story luxury skyscraper. One57 tax break is contributing to pushing the middle class our of Manhattan and raising rents in Brooklyn.  Parkside got away with making millions off of the council's member items and slush fund. The Advance Group according to a series written by CrainsNY used its control of PAC to be on more than one side in a race, even working against clients who hired his firm.  Berlin Rosen worked for the same client, Bruce Ratner as indicted Melvin Lowe and convicted Kruger flack Richard J Lipsky promising affordable housing where none exists today. 

Using PAC the Big 8 Has Gamed New York Democracy, By Controlling Elections 

Parkside working for The Real Estate Board of New York's PAC Jobs4NY worked for and against 35 candidates in the 20 competitive council races.  The Advance Group working through 4 PACs NYCLASS, United for the Future, Citizen Action and Hotel Workers for A Strong Middle Class worked for 27 of candidates in the 20 competitive council campaigns. Of the 21 candidates supported by Parkside Jobs4NY 17 were run by the big 8. Another candidate Dickens who had no race is running for speaker and some Jobs4NY money went to a republican candidate. Of the 44 council candidates supported by PAC in which Advance worked for or had a relationship with 34 when to candidates run by the Big 8.  Half of the other 10 went to incumbent candidates who had no races. The big 8 worked for council candidates who may be running for speaker, who had no races.  Berlin Rosen Daniel Garodnick, Red Horse and Hudson TDG James Vacca, Hudson TG Mark Weprin. Multi-Media run by newspaper publisher Michael Nussbaum have been doing printing for the Parkside Group for years in the dark pools because state election law does not require subcontractors are reported. Red Horse worked alongside Parkside for DSCC where Melvin Lowe was indicted this week for fake printing invoices. Red Horse has at least 20 interest group clients. This summer the New York World reported Hudson TG LLC – offer lobbying services to represent special interests with the officials they have sometimes helped to get elected. The only campaign consultant that does not directly lobby is Brandford Communications. But Brandford's Ernie Lendler did pull a Melvin Lowe when he gave convicted Brooklyn Boss Norman fake invoices.  Lendler did not get indicted in exchanged for testifying against Norman Background on the Big 8 Consultants as Lobbyists * CrainsNY on the Advance Groups Double Dipping (CrainsNY)

The Big 8 Also Dominated In Citywide, Borowide and Democratic State Races

Comptroller candidate Scott Stringer had several of the Big 8 working for him: Advance Group, George Arzt, Multi-Medi and Marathon Strategies.  Cuomo had Advance, Red Horse, Marathon Strategies and Marc Guman working for him. Controller DiNapli had Red Horse working for him. New York Democratic State Senate Committee employed 4 of the big 8 Parkside Group, Berlin Rosen, Brandford Communications, Red Horse. Queens BP Katz had Red Horse, George Arzt, Multi-Media and Hudson. Vallone had Mercury. Brooklyn BP Adams had Red Horse even though he had no race. Bronx BP Diaz also had no race but had Red Horse, Advance Group and Brandford. Manhattan BP Lappin had Red Horse and Marathon Strategies; Menin had George Arzt and Berlin Rosen; Jackson had Advance.  The winning Manhattan BP candidate Gail Brewer had none of the Big Eight working for her. A lesion of their real value?  Tish James had Hudson TG and Red Horse joined in the runoff. Daniel Squardron Brandford and Berlin. Reshma had Red Horse

20 Competitive Council Races
Out of 54 Candidate the 8 Consultants Worked for 98 candidates
Consultants 35 Candidates, Parkside PAC 36 Candidates, Advance PACs 27 Candidates
1CD  Red Horse, Parkside PAC (2), Advance PACs HWSMC, CA; 3CD Berlin Rosen, Advance Group and Mercury Public Affairs, Advance PACs UF, CA; 5CD George Artz. Parkside Jobs4NY PAC, Advance PAC NYCLASS; 6CD  Berlin Rosen, George Artz,  Red Horse, Advance PAC UF; 7CD Advance Group and Hudson TD, Parkside Jobs4NY PAC, Advance PACs UF, NYCLASS; 10CD Advance Group, Advance PAC UF; 11CD Branford Communications, Advance PAC UF; 16CD Brandford Communications, Parkside Jobs4NY PAC (2), Advance PAC UF;  

19CD Red Muliti, Berlin Mercury, Parkside Jobs4NY PAC (3), Advance PACs UF, NYCLASS; 22CD Muli-Media, Parkside PAC(3), Advance PAC UF; 24CD Berlin Rosen, Red Horse, Parkside Jobs4NY  PAC, Advance PAC UF; 27CD Muli-Media Red Horse, Parkside Jobs4NY PAC (3), Advance PAC UF; 34CD Red Horse, Parkside Jobs4NY PAC (3), Advance PACs UF, CA; 35CD Advance Group, Parkside Jobs4NY PAC (3); 36CD Red Horse, Belin Rosen, Parkside Jobs4NY PAC (4), Advance PAC UF; 37CD Advance Group, Parkside Jobs4NY PAC, Advance PACs UF, NYCLASS; \38CD Hudson TG, Red Horse, Parkside Jobs4NY PAC (2), Advance PACs CA, HWSMC; 46CD Brandford Communications, Parkside Jobs4NY PAC (2), Advance PAC UF; 47CD Berlin Rosen. Advance Group. Hudson TG, Parkside Jobs4NY PAC (2), Advance PAC UF; 48CD Advance Group, Mercury Public Affairs. Hudson TG. Brandford, Communications, Parkside Jobs4NY PAC (4), Advance PACs UF, CA

15 Council Incumbents Had No Race
The big 8 consultants worked for 7 of the 15 candidates who had no races.  PACs connected to the Advance Group contributed to 9 of the 15 candidates with no races.
4ICD  Berlin Rosen; 13ICD Red Horse, Advance PAC UF; 20ICD None; 21ICD None; 23ICD None, Advance PAC UF; 25ICD Muli-Media; 26ICD Hudson TG; 29ICD Hudson TG, Advance PAC UF; 30ICD Berlin Rosen, Advance PAC UF; 32ICD None, Advance PAC UF; 39ICD None, Advance PAC UF; 43CD None; 45ICD None, Advance PAC UF; 49ICD Brandford Communications, Advance PAC UF; 51ICD None, Advance PAC UF 

16 Blow Out Council Races (11 Incumbents)
The big 8 worked for 8 of the 16 candidates who had blow out elections
2CD None, Advance PAC UF, CA; 8ICD None, Advance PAC NYCLASS; 9ICD Parkside PAC (2), Advance PAC UF; 12CD Parkside PAC, Advance PAC UF; 14ICD Brandford Communications, Parkside Jobs4NY PAC17ICD None; 18ICD Red Horse, Advance PAC UF; 28ICD Berlin Rosen; 31ICD Berlin Rosen, Parkside Jobs4NY PAC, Advance PAC UF; 32CD Red Horse, Advance PAC UF; 33ICD Berlin Rosen, Advance PAC UF; 40ICD None, Advance PAC UF; 41ICD None; 42CD Hudson TG, Advance PAC UF; 44ICD None; 50CD None

The Tyranny Makers
Public Advocate: Brandford Communications, Berlin Rosen, Red Horse, Hudson TD, Advance HWSMC; Comptroller: Berlin Rosen, George Arzt, Multi-Media, Marathon Strategies; Mayor Berlin Rosen, Marathron Strategies, Marc Guma, SKD Knickerbocker; Brooklyn BP No Race: Red Horse; Bronx BP No Race: Brandford Communciations, Red Horse, Advance Group; Queens BP: Red Horse, Hudson TV, Multi-Media, George Arzt, Mercury Public  Affairs; Manhattan BP: Red Horse, Marathon Strategies, Marc Guma, Advance, Berlin Rosen, George Arzt; Brooklyn DA: Red Horse, Advance Group, Bedford Communications, George Arzt Manhattan DA No Race: Red Horse, Marc Guma Queens DA: Marc Guma; Bronx DA: Brandford Communications; NYSSC:   Parkside Group, Berlin Rosen, Brandford Communications, Red Horse Guma AG: Berlin Rosen, SKDKickerbocker; NYS Comptroller: Red Horse; NYS Governor: Marc Guma, Marathron Strategies, Red Horse, Advance Group