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Brigid Bergin

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Brigid Bergin appears in the following:

What Spitzer’s Filings Don’t Tell Voters

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

WNYC

A day after New York City Comptroller candidate Eliot Spitzer refused to disclose his tax returns, the campaign seemed to reverse its position Wednesday sending out tax documents for 2011 and 2012. But those documents fall far short of complete returns and, according to experts, fail to answer some important questions for voters.

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Mayor Bloomberg's Lunch With President Obama

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

WNYC

Mayor Bloomberg regularly sends out a public schedule listing events for the upcoming day. But in a review of the mayor's full 2012 daily calendar obtained through a Freedom of Information Law request, one of the most interesting events was kept under wraps.

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New Yorkers Protest After Verdict in Trayvon Martin Case

Sunday, July 14, 2013

At least 1,000 people -- and possibly many more -- took to New York streets and into Times Square Sunday evening in response to the Florida verdict finding George Zimmerman not guilty of murder in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.

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New York Turns To Old Voting Machines For Upcoming Primary

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Election officials in New York City, worried that electronic voting machines won't work in September's primary, are going back in time and back to warehouses to bring out their antique, lever-operated ancestors.

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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. 

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Spitzer Submits Signatures for the Ballot Ahead of Petition Deadline

Friday, July 12, 2013

WNYC

Even though he filed his petitions, Spitzer's spot on the ballot is far from certain.

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Spitzer's Comeback Campaign Nears Key Deadline

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Eliot Spitzer's fledgling bid to return to politics is hours away from a key deadline. Thousands of petition signatures are due only four days after he launched his New York City comptroller campaign.

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Does Spitzer's Sex Scandal Matter More to Women Voters?

Thursday, July 11, 2013

WNYC

As Eliot Spitzer attempts to launch the second act of his political career, questions linger about the sex scandal that brought him down - and whether it will matter more to women.

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Spitzer’s Hurdle: Getting on the Ballot

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

WNYC

Eliot Spitzer hopes to shakeup the comptroller’s race this fall with a last minute bid for the Democratic nomination. But first he needs to get on the ballot. What exactly needs to happen between now and then? We break down what stands between Spitzer and the official launch of his campaign.

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Crowds Greet Spitzer With Emotion

Monday, July 08, 2013

WNYC

Former Governor Eliot Spitzer made his first public appearance Monday since announcing a bid for city comptroller and was greeted by New Yorkers with strong feelings about his return to the political spotlight.

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Candidates Seek Voters Despite Summer Sun

Monday, July 08, 2013

WNYC

While voters look for ways to keep cool, candidates in races around the region are trying to pick up some steam.

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Eliot Spitzer: I'm Running for City Comptroller

Monday, July 08, 2013

WNYC

Until now, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer was the leading Democratic candidate for City Comptroller and was widely expected to cruise to the November general election.

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Mayor Bloomberg Rachets Up Rhetoric as Time Runs Out

Monday, July 01, 2013

WNYC

Mayor Michael Bloomberg made headlines and ruffled feathers last week when he said whites are actually stopped and frisked disproportionately compared to other groups. He was direct, unapologetic and - to his political opponents - completely offensive. But it's not the first time Bloomberg has spoken with a sharp tongue this year.

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Bill To Speed Election Night Results Passes NY Legislature

Friday, June 28, 2013

WNYC

The New York State legislature approved a bill that will modernize the way votes are tallied in the city on Election Night.

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Mayor 2013: State of the Race, NYPD Oversight

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Brigid Bergin, WNYC politics reporter, updates us on the race: from Anthony Weiner leading in a major poll, to Christine Quinn working in the City Council to pass two major police oversight bills.

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On Whirlwind Day, Christine Quinn Is Front and Center

Thursday, June 27, 2013

WNYC

Christine Quinn had quite a day in the public eye Wednesday.

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New Yorkers React to Weiner's Gains in Polls

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Two polls are showing former Rep. Anthony Weiner gaining ground among the city's Democrats in his bid for the party nomination in the New York City mayoral race.

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Poll Vault: Weiner Jumps Ahead of Quinn in Poll

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

WNYC

Former Congressman Anthony Weiner has taken the lead among the Democrats in the race for mayor knocking Council Speaker Christine Quinn out of the top spot. That's according the latest poll by the Wall Street Journal / NBC 4 New York and Marist.

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Bills To Curb NYPD Head To Full Council

Monday, June 24, 2013

WNYC

The City Council voted Monday to bring two bills aimed at increasing oversight of the NYPD to a full floor vote later this week. The "motion to discharge" is a rare procedural move that allows a bill sponsor along with other Council members to bypass the committee process.

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Mayor, Kelly Clash With Council Over Bills to Curb Stop and Frisk

Monday, June 24, 2013

WNYC

A coalition of City Council members is pushing for a vote on two bills that would create greater oversight of the NYPD as part of a curbing of stop and frisk, despite strong opposition from the Bloomberg administration.

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