Daily Archives: July 24, 2013

Can ‘Carlos Danger’ still become New York’s mayor?

Can former congressman Anthony Weiner survive the disclosure of more sexting (including his online name, “Carlos Danger”) and still get elected mayor of New York City? The New York Times editorial board hopes not. “Weiner should take his marital troubles and personal compulsions out of the public eye, away from cameras, off the Web and out of the race for mayor of New York City,” its editorial said, arguing that Weiner has a “repellent pattern of misleading and evasion.”

Kansas delegation raising some big money for 2014

Most of the Republican incumbents in Kansas’ congressional delegation seemingly are setting a million-dollar bar for any would-be challengers next year. As of the June 30 filings of campaign contributions with the Federal Election Commission, the 4th District’s Mike Pompeo had $1.4 million on hand, the 2nd District’s Lynn Jenkins had $1.2 million, the 3rd District’s Kevin Yoder had nearly $1.6 million and the 1st District’s Tim Huelskamp had $670,000. Meanwhile, Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., who is running for his fourth term next year, reported having nearly $1.5 million on hand. According to OpenSecrets.org, the last time a Kansan won a contested congressional race with less than $1 million was 2006, when Democrat Nancy Boyda spent $710,000 to upset the 2nd District’s Jim Ryun.