With an article about many local Democrats' support of Mayor Bloomberg, Gothamist started to think about the power of big name Democrats. Yes, Attorney General Eliot Spitzer and Senator Clinton are campaigning for Fernando Ferrer, and Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson stumped for him yesterday, but they still don't seem to add up to enough. Sharpton and Jackson are probably the most effective at trying to tip the balance of black voters, who, according to many polls, seem to support Bloomberg 2-to-1, but Spitzer and Clinton's power in the city is untested - voters tend to think about their quality of life first. We'll try to look at how certain neighborhoods voted, to see if an unusually high number of local Democratic endorsements can push a Republican mayoral candidate over the edge to win, but Ferrer is just so outmatched at this point, it might not be worth it. However, The Politicker says that Ferrer's latest ad, one that criticizes the Mayor's education policies, is pretty good, so the race could be closer (15 points?) as his ad spending kicks in more.

The Mayor gets the light news air-kiss (lots of coverage of him and his lady friend joking about the personal ad claiming to be the "Mayor of New York City") as well as a critical look, given a report on the city's special ed classes.