Archive for May 2nd, 2005

2nd May

First Published in The New York Sun, May 2, 2005

By Andrew Wolf

The departure of two of Fernando Ferrer’s top campaign aides could open a new chapter in the Democrat’s sagging campaign for mayor but is more likely the exclamation point marking the end of the former Bronx president’s mayoral hopes.

How much new money in campaign contributions is likely to be “invested” in Mr. Ferrer’s prospects now? How many fence-sitting politicos will be offering up endorsements now? His campaign knows full well how damaging this all is.That’s why the announcement of the departure of his $35,000-amonth message guru, David Axelrod, and his $15,000-a-month press spokesman, Chad Clanton, was held back until after 5 p.m. Friday, just in time to disappear into the obscurity of Saturday news reports. (more…)