Democratic mayoral hopefuls will be doing their a Q&A at Hunter College this Wednesday, except for front runner Fernando Ferrer. According to the NY Post, who spoke to the head of a Hunter students' government group, Ferrer seemed "very, very concerned and then extremely reluctant to participate." City Council Speaker Gifford Miller, Representative Anthony Weiner, and Manhattan Borough President C. Virginia Fields will all be attending. The head of the student group added, "There are 200,000 CUNY students. If [candidates] don't show up, I'm not sure what it says [about their commitment to this constituency]." True that - why not take advantage of an opportunity to appear with your rivals? Ferrer and the other candidates will appear at the first debate on April 19, sponsored by Crain's NY.
And the NY Times looks at the campaign of Fields, and the state of women in NYC politics. Gothamist would like to know where the heck is Fields' campaign website - all we can find is her website as Manhattan Borough President.