Short, sweet, and right to the point!
26% of the vote
The biggest percentage in New York County
I am told that this is mind-boggling considering the parameters of my campaign.
First time out. Running against an incumbent with over $330,000.00 in funds and thoroughly backed by
the ‘machine.’ Only four (4) months into the game with
NO GUIDANCE, NO SUPPORT, NO BACKUP, NO MONEY.
I raised a total of $1,462.00 in contributions mostly from retirees and fixed income folks. I am personally down
over $4,000.00. Anybody want to write a check made out to Stephen F. Kaufman? Can you imagine how I would
The Boyland 2009 campaign website has been posted at www.boyland09.com. Tracy Boyland for New York City Council District 41.
In honor of Halloween, I wanted to share with everyone what scares me most.
1. Bloomberg serving a 3rd term
It's not that I think he is a bad Mayor, but more he cannot be allowed to serve a third term. Also, he is destroying his legacy in his quest for more power. It's time for new leadership.
2. If Kevin Powell had beaten Ed Towns
I know, you all thought we wouldn't have to hear about Kevin Powell for awhile...but given the current state of the union, can you blame me? I've said it before, and I will say it again, I don't agree with Congressman Towns on 100% of his votes, but Kevin Powell would have been disastrous for Brooklyn.
The coup was successful, County has fallen. The Rainbow Rebels have decimated the Bronx County organization in a clean sweep with the election of Liz Taylor as Civil Court Judge as their crowning achievement. The move has fractured and in essence destroyed the County machine which has solidly run the borough for decades. (More @ www.bxnews.net)
If I was writing for a newspaper this week, I'd probably be sticking this in there -- but in any case: Barack Obama has spent the last few days calling friends, select elected officials, and likely major donors to tell them he's running for president, according to a Democratic source.
He's also begun an Internet advertising campaign to build interest in his candidacy -- another sign that, at this point, his deliberation isn't much more than a pose. Looks like it'll be a fun year.
Who could be the next mayor of New York City? It is not too early for the question, since it takes time for a candidate to think about the option, to get their affairs in order and to get a campaign into shape. Political consultants are thinking about who to pitch and what the rationale is for the campaigns. Names of citywide and borough elected officials are mentioned, as are candidates who ran before, but it could be someone we have not yet heard about.
Manhattan Borough Presidents run for mayor a lot and often win, so there is Scott Stringer. Bill Thompson is the City Comptroller and was mentioned last time as a likely candidate, but some feel he is not interested. Betsy Gotbaum is the Public Advocate, the office Mark Green ran from in his bid to be mayor, but she has not acted like a potential candidate. The Bronx Borough President’s office gave us the last Democratic candidate and Adolfo Carrion is looking like a candidate. A strong finisher in 2001, Ferrer became the Democratic nominee in 2005, so one would have to consider Anthony Weiner to be a strong contender. This could be the Democratic list of Democratic contenders in the primary. Others may jump in and some may take a pass.