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13th September

First Published in The New York Sun, September 13, 2005

By Andrew Wolf

A little -noticed item in the New York Post last week reported a rumor, by way of a blog, that the campaign of Fernando Ferrer has “sidelined” its Washington-based media consultant, David Doak. A week before the primary, “sidelined” is a polite way of saying “fired.” Taking control, according to the Post and an item in the Politicker blog of the New York Observer’s Ben Smith, are Mr. Ferrer’s longtime advisers Luis Miranda and Roberto Ramirez, who want “more control over the purse strings.”

According to the Village Voice, Mr. Ramirez and company have received, thus far this campaign, nearly half a million dollars as “general consultants.” That represents a hefty portion of the limited expenditures that Mr. Ferrer can make in the campaign, since he is participating in the public campaign-finance system. It may explain why you’ve probably seen more ads for the Weiner and Miller campaigns than for the front-runner. (more…)