Thursday, January 5, 2017

NYC Rep. Mayoral Candidate Massey Lands NY’s Independence Party Endorsement

Republican Mayoral candidate Paul J. Massey Jr. has received the endorsement of the New York State Independence Party, which helped elect former Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Massey, a millionaire Real Estate Executive with political views similar to Bloomberg, will now have a ballot line.

This helps the Republican in overwhelmingly Democratic New York City, where some voters won’t vote for a Republican as a principle.

Independence Party Chairman Frank MacKay announced Thursday that the Party, the third largest in the Country, chose Massey because City Hall needs new leadership. “He will shake up City Hall and get our government working for New Yorkers once again,” MacKay said in a statement.

Other Possible Republican Candidates:

Paul J. Massey, Jr.
Michel J. Faulkner, Ex-New York Jet
Darren Dione Aquino
Eric Ulrich
John Catsimatidis

Mayor de Blasio’s (D) term ends at the end of this year and will run in the 2017 Primary.

New York State Senator Tony Avella made his bid for New York City Mayor official with a formal Campaign launch. He said it was time, “to put neighborhoods first in this city and politics last.” Avella registered his Mayoral Campaign Committee with the City's Campaign Finance Board. He is currently a member of the Independent Democratic Caucus, a group of seven rogue Democrats who have allied with Republicans in a power-sharing arrangement to control the State Senate. He served as a City Councilman from 2002 to 2009 before being elected to the State Senate in 2010. In 2009, he ran for Mayor, but lost the Democratic Primary to then-Comptroller Bill Thompson 71% to 21%.

Other Democratic Candidates:

Sal Albanese, Former NYC Council member,
Richard “Bo” Dietl, Former NYC Police Department Detective
Josh Thompson, Singer
Scott Stringer, Current NYC Comptroller
Hakeem Jeffries, U.S. House of Representatives (8th Congressional District)
Ruben Diaz, Jr., Bronx Borough President
Don Peebles, Real Estate Entrepreneur, Author, and Political Activist
Christine Quinn, Former City Council Speaker

Other Independents

Jimmy McMillan, Rent is Too Damn High
Michael Basch, Independent

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