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« on: May 12, 2022, 06:31:43 PM »

I saw this stat the other day.

These cities last had a GOP mayor at the year shown:

Atlanta - 1879
Chicago - 1931
Baltimore - 1967
Detroit - 1962
New Orleans - 1872
Pittsburgh - 1934
Seattle - 1946
Philadelphia - 1952

Is that a relevant stat? Is there a link between the party of the Mayor and the success of the city?
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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2022, 08:50:31 PM »

Some of those cities are stagnant, like Chicago and Philadelphia, but others like Atlanta, Pittsburgh, and Seattle are doing very well.  On the other hand, Baltimore, New Orleans, and Detroit are struggling.
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« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2022, 01:01:41 PM »

Most mayors regardless of party do a pretty bad job in office. Itís not a partisan or an ideological thing - big cities are just not very easy to run.
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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2022, 01:29:02 PM »

As of 2022, the largest city with a GOP mayor is (though San Antonio has an Independent mayor) is Jacksonville, FL, the 12th largest city. Of America's 30 largest cities, just 3 have GOP mayors (though Vegas has an independent as mayor) - Jacksonville (#12), Fort Worth (#13) and OKC (#22).

Also I feel like this thread is a better fit for PG&D than for Political Debate.
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« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2022, 01:48:01 PM »

New York City had Rudy Giuliani from 1993 to 2001 famously.

Michael Bloomberg was always a Democrat, a moderate authoritarian centrist Democrat like Lieberman, the Northeast type that has been dominant since 1992 when the country was realigned.

Bloomberg just ran as a Republican in 2001, 2005 and 2009 to get their votes because he was law and order and he doesn't like identity politics, which Democrats have been doing in NYC for years, especially with the rise of Al Sharpton.

Joe Lhota, Nicole Malliotakis, and Curtis Sliwa all failed. I don't think any Republican can win in NYC again....moderate Dems and progressive Dems can. Adams got Republican support. Unusual for a Black Democrat in NYC after Dinkins.

Los Angeles also had a Republican mayor, Richard Riordan from 1993 to 2001, in which Maxine Waters called him a racist and a slavemaster.

Jersey City had a Republican mayor in Bret Schundler from 1992 to 2001, as well.
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« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2022, 02:49:50 PM »

Most mayors regardless of party do a pretty bad job in office. Itís not a partisan or an ideological thing - big cities are just not very easy to run.

We need to get sewer socialists like Victor Berger running Milwaukee again.
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« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2022, 03:58:41 PM »

I don't think Elizabeth, NJ has had a Republican mayor at all.

Chris Bollwage, a moderate white Elizabeth Democrat, is mayor of a Latino-majority city. His predecessor was a conservative white ethnic Democrat who endorsed Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and Christie Whitman for president and governor....when Elizabeth was white....before the demographics shifted in the 1980s......
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« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2022, 02:44:38 PM »


Michael Bloomberg was always a Democrat, a moderate authoritarian centrist Democrat like Lieberman, the Northeast type that has been dominant since 1992 when the country was realigned.

Bloomberg just ran as a Republican in 2001, 2005 and 2009 to get their votes because he was law and order and he doesn't like identity politics, which Democrats have been doing in NYC for years, especially with the rise of Al Sharpton.


Bloomberg is definitely more liberal than Lieberman, although that is not saying much. And Bloomberg ran as a Republican because it would've been impossible for him to have beaten Mark Green in the Democratic Primary (who was extremely popular with the Dem. base at the time and was widely believed to be the inevitable next mayor of NYC), not because he "didn't like identity politics." Bloomberg has been a Democrat for most of his life.
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« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2022, 03:57:20 PM »


Michael Bloomberg was always a Democrat, a moderate authoritarian centrist Democrat like Lieberman, the Northeast type that has been dominant since 1992 when the country was realigned.

Bloomberg just ran as a Republican in 2001, 2005 and 2009 to get their votes because he was law and order and he doesn't like identity politics, which Democrats have been doing in NYC for years, especially with the rise of Al Sharpton.


Bloomberg is definitely more liberal than Lieberman, although that is not saying much. And Bloomberg ran as a Republican because it would've been impossible for him to have beaten Mark Green in the Democratic Primary (who was extremely popular with the Dem. base at the time and was widely believed to be the inevitable next mayor of NYC), not because he "didn't like identity politics." Bloomberg has been a Democrat for most of his life.

Yes, Bloomberg was courted by NYGOP to run as a liberal Republican because of identity politics. Bloomberg won the general election because the Green-Ferrer runoff was racially charged because of Al Sharpton. There is a reason why Giuliani never gave Sharpton the time of day in his 8 years of office because he felt he was too racially toxic, with all the Towana Brawley nonsense, etc.
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