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.
While voters look for ways to keep cool, candidates in races around the region are trying to pick up some steam.
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.
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.
The New York State legislature approved a bill that will modernize the way votes are tallied in the city on Election Night.
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.
Christine Quinn had quite a day in the public eye Wednesday.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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."
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.
Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson got a nod from two powerful members of the city’s African American political establishment on Monday – but absent from the event were members of the newer generation of leadership.
While it's a relatively new phenomenon for local elections, in the last presidential race groups with names like Restore our Future and Priorities USA Action spent hundreds of millions of dollars influence its outcome. But now a developer-related group is vowing to spend $10 million to influence local City Council races.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver aren't ruling out a plan to bring back the lever voting machines for the September New York City elections, since the Board of Elections says the new scanners can't accommodate a run-off within two weeks of a primary.