Cruz + Fiorina = Win?

After Donald Trump‘s five-state winning spree yesterday, it’s not looking good for Ted Cruz.

In a desperate attempt to shape things up, the Texas senator will pick Carly Fiorina as his running mate according to Politico. Cruz is expected to make an official announcement later today.

[Politico]

Battle for New York

“The battle for New York is going to be a titanic one, and perhaps the most important moment of the campaign so far. […] It gives Clinton a chance to blunt Sanders’ momentum, and Sanders to make the race once again truly competitive. It will be a battle as big as New York itself.”

– Democratic strategist Simon Rosenberg, president of the New Democrat Network think tank in Washington, in an interview with Politico

[Politico]

Events: Election Fever – The Contenders

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Housing Works is starting off a new series tomorrow: Election Fever.

For their kick-off event they have assembled a panel of campaign reporters for “a spirited, non-partisan discussion about the unprecedented nature of this year’s presidential election, what it means for the shape and tone of the presidency and what America might look like in four more years.”

  • Adam Serwer (BuzzFeed)
  • Micah Cohen (fivethirtyeight)
  • Suki Kim (The New Republic, author of Without You, There Is No Us)
  • Matt Katz (WNYC, The Christie Tracker, author of American Governor: Chris Christie’s Bridge to Redemption)
  • Moderated by Annie Karni (POLITICO)

After the panel, Housing Works is hosting a mixer, where everybody gets to chat with the political journalists.

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, 126 Crosby St
Thursday, March 31, 7:00 pm
RSVP

[Housing Works]

Trump Believes He Can Win New York in General Election

Businessman Donald Trump believes he could win his home state in November. New York is traditionally a blue state that the Democrats have won in the last seven presidential elections. But the local business mogul thinks he can flip the electoral map, as Politico reported in a recent article.

“New York loves Trump,” he said. “Upstate New York has been let down … and it loves Trump.”

[Politico]

Why the Media is Desperate for Bloomberg to Run

Of the six Republicans and two Democrats remaining in the field, three have a strong New York connection. But Trump, Sanders and Clinton might get company.

The rumor mill is spinning about a possible Independent run of former New York major Michael Bloomberg. And if the New York press corps was excited about a Trump run, they will love a Bloomberg run even more, as Politico’s media writer Jack Shafer analyzed.

“A vast buffet of Bloomberg stories are there for the grabbing should Bloomberg announce. Stories about his money, his New York City mayoralty, his high-voltage wonkery, his money, his wacky centrism, his media empire, his personal relationships, his money, his crusades against soda, guns and trans fat, and of course, his money. The New York press corps, already the beneficiary of a Trump candidacy that has permitted them to recycle decades of celebrity real-estate reporting into their Trump campaign coverage, will win similar residuals when Bloomberg announces.”

[Politico]