Arun Venugopal is a reporter and the creator of Micropolis, WNYC’s multi-platform series examining race, sexuality, religion, street life and other issues that define New York City. He has been with the station since 2005, and has covered a wide range of stories, including the death of Sean Bell, the controversy over the Park 51 mosque and community center and Occupy Wall Street .
Bloomberg: A Positive Campaign
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
New York, NY —
Mayor Bloomberg released his first campaign ad for his re-election bid and, not surprisingly, it focuses on jobs and the economy. A central argument in the mayor's bid for a third term is that he's best equipped to steer the city through a fiscal crisis.
At the news conference, Mayor Bloomberg dodged a question about whether he authorized his campaign to conduct negative "push polls" against potential Democratic rival, Congressman Anthony Weiner. He told reporters to "ask the campaign."
BLOOMBERG: Look we're running positive campaign. We are doing the same thing we did in 2001 and 2005. If you look back, no one should have any reason to question when they look at what we did in both of those campaigns.
Bloomberg campaign manager Howard Wolfson says the campaign is not engaging in push polling.