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Brigid Bergin

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Brigid Bergin appears in the following:

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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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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De Blasio, Quinn Spar at Mayoral Debate Over Kelly

Thursday, June 20, 2013

WNYC

The seven Democrats running for mayor of New York City traded barbs at a debate televised on Wednesday with Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn engaging in some of the harshest exchanges.

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Investigation Shows Politicians Profit off Foreclosure Sales

Monday, June 17, 2013

WNYC

When New York State Senator John Sampson was arrested last month for allegedly embezzling $440,000 from foreclosure sales, the curtain pulled back on a little known corner of the state’s justice system – the job of foreclosure referee.

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TWIP: Christie-crats Take NJ, Records Rock NYC

Saturday, June 15, 2013

WNYC

Democrats are lining up for a primary battle in the U.S. Senate race in New Jersey. Meanwhile, Governor Chris Christie is "slow jamming" the news with late night talk show host Jimmy Fallon, and scooping up support for his reelection from unlikely sources: Democrats dubbed "Christie-crats."

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Lever Bill Requires Board of Elections to Declare Incompetence

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

WNYC

A new bill to bring back the old mechanical lever voting machines would require the New York City Board of Elections to declare that it's incapable of running a timely election on the current optical scanners. 

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