Anna Sale

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In the Bronx, Voting Is the Exception, Not the Rule

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Voter turnout in New York City elections is abysmal. The predictors of low participation are varied, from high residential mobility to language barriers and lower education levels. Turnout is lowest in the Bronx, where fewer than 20 percent of adult citizens voted in the last mayoral election, in 2009, across almost two thirds of the borough.

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This Week In Politics: Celebrity Over Substance

Saturday, August 03, 2013


We've gone from talking about garbage removal in the Mayor's race straight into the potty. It's now almost impossible to talk about the New York City Mayor's race without using some pretty terrible language. 

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In Williamsburg, Looking for a Political Entree

Friday, August 02, 2013

Turnout in New York City municipal elections has been on a steady slide for the last sixty years, even in the midst of national elections that engaged new rounds of voters. In Williamsburg, even voters with a clear stake in city policy are just getting organized.


Weiner Slips in Poll as Unfavorability Peaks

Thursday, July 25, 2013

The survey also found Weiner’s unfavorability is at its highest levels of the campaign season, and that’s helping Council Speaker Christine Quinn. She is now the frontrunner among Dem...

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Campaign Playbook for Weiner's Opponents: Stay Out of the Way

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

“There’s no reason to run negative ads on Weiner. There’s no reason to waste your breath attacking Weiner. There’s no shortage of radio, TV and print reporters who are doing it alr...

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Tech Entrepreneur Launches Independent Run for Mayor

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Tech entrepreneur and philanthropist Jack Hidary is launching an independent run for mayor. And he's making an explicit appeal to voters who are uncomfortable with the field of political veterans running to replace Mayor Michael Bloomberg.


After Spitzer, Stringer's Fundraising Soars

Monday, July 15, 2013

Graph: During the week of July 8, Stringer raised more than $108,000, a huge bump in his haul from weeks prior, when he faced no serious challenger.

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Weiner, Spitzer Lead in City Races: Poll

Monday, July 15, 2013

Former Congressman Anthony Weiner topped the poll of Democratic mayoral candidates — and Eliot Spitzer is leading the race for comptroller.

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This Week in Politics: Spitzer Circus, NJ Dune Decision

Saturday, July 13, 2013

The race for city comptroller got a lot more interesting this week, and together Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner sucked up all the oxygen in city politics. Meanwhile, in New Jersey, the New Jersey Supreme Court handed Gov. Chris Christie mixed rulings on his vision for development in the Garden State. 


The Limits of the City Comptroller's Toolbox

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Former Governor Eliot Spitzer launched his run for city comptroller with a promise to renew his efforts to reign in Wall Street excess.
But he would have a much more limited set of tools in that position.


Key Question in NYC 2013: What Can Voters Forgive?

Monday, July 08, 2013

Former Governor Eliot Spitzer announced his intentions to run for city comptroller with a plea for forgiveness from voters. But he's not alone.

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Labor's Allegiance Split in NYC Mayoral Race

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Council Speaker Christine Quinn picked up the endorsement Tuesday of 32BJ, a big regional union that represents cleaning workers, doormen and security guards.


Lhota Applauds Bloomberg's School Reforms

Thursday, June 20, 2013

The day after the city's teacher's union endorsed Democrat Bill Thompson for mayor, Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota presented himself as the choice for voters skeptical of the union.

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Open Phones: A Mayoral Race Check-In

Thursday, June 20, 2013

After weeks of campaigning, dozens of forums, and a slew of endorsements, the 2013 mayor's race is beginning to take shape. With 81 days until the primary, WNYC's politics team, reporters Anna Sale and Brigid Bergin, join Brian to discuss the race and we open the phones and ask: Have you made up your mind? Why? What's been the most interesting story line of the race so far? If you haven't decided, what are you waiting to hear? Call 212-433-9692 or post your mayoral-race take below! 

→ Resources: Brian Lehrer Candidate Interviews | Mayor Tracker 2013 | Decide NYC Endorsement Database

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UFT Backs Thompson, Putting Major Unions At Odds: Your Guide to What it Means

Wednesday, June 19, 2013


For the candidates, union backing can be an important seal of approval on their policies, and for the unions with the mobilization muscle, an important turnout machine.


Muslim New Yorkers Sue over NYPD Surveillance

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A group of Muslim New Yorkers is suing the NYPD over police surveillance in mosques and Muslim organizations. The federal lawsuit alleges that the NYPD violated the constitution by targeting law-abiding Muslims for surveillance and asks that any records collected from the surveillance be destroyed.

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Quinn Forcefully Declares Herself the Dem with Results

Monday, June 17, 2013

Council Speaker Christine Quinn started the week with a one-two punch in her campaign for mayor. First, she gave a speech in which she questioned whether her opponents' credentials stacked up to her record. Then, she rolled out an endorsement from the Teamsters. 


Map | FEMA Scales Back Flood Zones After Controversy

Monday, June 17, 2013

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has shrunk the area along the New Jersey shore that it considers vulnerable to high wave action during hurricanes and other storms.

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