Brigid Bergin


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De Blasio's Confession: 'I Am A Fiscal Conservative'

Friday, October 04, 2013


Bill de Blasio did not back away from his progressive agenda in a speech to the Association for a Better New York on Friday. He hit on his familiar themes, like taxing the wealthy to pay for pre-K and expanding paid sick leave, but de Blasio did have one surprise for the pro-business audience.



Hynes Back in Brooklyn D.A. a Republican

Thursday, October 03, 2013


The race for Brooklyn District Attorney may not be over after all. Despite conceding to Democrat Ken Thompson on primary night, Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes plans to reactivate his re-election bid, running on the Republican and Conservative party lines.


De Blasio: The Advocate Campaigns

Tuesday, October 01, 2013


When Bill de Blasio was sworn in as public advocate on the first day of 2010, he described an office that would amplify the voice of the people.


This Week in Politics: Who Cares?

Saturday, September 28, 2013

As two Democrats readied for the Tuesday run-off of the Public Advocate, the New York Times released a new documentary that chronicles the end of Speaker Christine Quinn's long run for mayor. Meanwhile, the mayoral candidates still aiming for the 2013 win debated Latin American politics in the 1980s, with some red-hot rhetoric. Marxist playbook, anyone?


New Yorkers Want Change: Poll

Thursday, September 19, 2013


Voters say the city needs a new direction by a two-to-one margin, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday afternoon.


'Occupy' Winds Lift de Blasio

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


Bill de Blasio called it "a tale of two cities" — not "Occupy Wall Street." But the fierce anti-inequality sentiment that provoked mass protests two years ago Tuesday is giving his campaign for mayor a huge boost. And, that's fine with de Blasio.

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New York City's Messy Elections (v.2013)

Monday, September 16, 2013

Bill Thompson has scheduled an 11am press conference today, at which he is expected to withdraw from the mayoral raceBrigid Bergin, WNYC politics reporter, discusses the breaking news. And Dick Dadey, Executive Director of Citizens Union, discuss why the vote count has been so problematic, why turnout is so low, and what to do about it.

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Thompson Says All 'Votes Should Be Counted'

Thursday, September 12, 2013

UPDATE: Democratic mayoral primary runner-up Bill Thompson emerged from a closed-door meeting Thursday night not prepared to concede the race.

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Primary Day Review

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Republican Joe Lhota will be in the general election for mayor. On the Democratic side, things are a little tricker, as Bill de Blasio stands at 40.15% of the vote with about 98% of precincts reporting. Bill Thompson has vowed to "count every vote" before conceding a runoff. Anna Sale, WNYC politics reporter, and Brigid Bergin, WNYC reporter, talk about the long night of big election results, and what comes next.

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In Roar for Change, Voters Pick De Blasio, Rebuke Quinn

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


With three quarters of Democratic voters saying they wanted change, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio just edged over the 40 percent needed to avoid a run-off in the Democratic primary.  But former Comptroller Bill Thompson, who came in second with 26 percent, vowed to plow on. The vote was a sharp rebuke to Mayor Michael Bloomberg and to City Council Christine Quinn, who ran as a nicer, gentler Bloomberg. Quinn came in a distant third. 

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Bloomberg Remarks Overshadow Democrats' Final Sprint

Sunday, September 08, 2013


In a published interview Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave to New York Magazine, he called de Blasio's campaign "class-warfare" and "racist," praised Quinn for "seven and a half years of keeping legislation that never should have made it to the floor," and called on more Russian billionaires to move to the city.

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Explainer: How to Vote on Primary Day

Friday, September 06, 2013


After months of campaigning it all comes down to this: registered Democrats and Republicans will pick their candidates for mayor, comptroller, public advocate, and in other local races in the Primary Election on Tuesday, September 10. Here's what you need to know about voting on primary day.

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One Week Until NYC Primary

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

It's one week until primary day, and tonight is the last debate among the Democratic hopefuls for mayor. Kate Taylor of The New York Times and WNYC political reporter Brigid Bergin, discuss the latest developments, and how candidates are making the final push.

Note: WNYC will air tonight's debate at 8pm, and have audio available online tomorrow morning.

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Today in Politics: Dems Face Off One Last Time

Tuesday, September 03, 2013


The Democratic mayoral candidates will take the debate stage for one final time Tuesday night before next week's primary election.


Leaps, Sharp Elbows, and Some Sorrow at West Indian Day Parade

Monday, September 02, 2013


The day’s festivities began on a more muted note, as candidates reacted to the news of the shooting death of a 1 year-old Brooklyn boy on Sunday evening. The top Democrats running for mayor were united in their call for expanded community policing efforts, but that didn't stop them from criticizing each other.

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This Week In Politics: Primary Countdown

Saturday, August 31, 2013


It's Labor Day Weekend and that means there's only one full week left before the Sept. 10 primary election. 


Political Roots Keep Thompson On Message

Friday, August 30, 2013


It's close to 7:30 a.m. on a windy, cloud-covered morning, as Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson arrives to greet voters at a subway stop on the Prospect Heights side of Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn.

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On the Mayoral Trail It's A Family Affair

Friday, August 16, 2013


In a tight mayoral field, each candidate tries to gain that edge to propel them into the September 10th primary. That often means deploying surrogates like Bill de Blasio's Caribbean American wife, Christine Quinn's Irish American father or Anthony Weiner's Jewish mother. They know the candidates policies, but, more importantly, can vouch for the candidates personally.


Dems Sharpen Attacks in Mayoral Debate

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


Five of the Democratic candidates for mayor debated for the first time on network television Tuesday night. In a campaign season that's been packed with almost daily mayoral forums, the candidates are well-practiced when it comes to laying out their positions on the issues. But with less than four weeks until the primary, they're sharpening their attacks on each other.

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Thompson, Quinn Launch New TV Ads

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Former comptroller and Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson's first round of TV ads hit the airwaves Tuesday, as did a second ad from Council Speaker Christine Quinn.