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Brigid Bergin

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Comptroller Candidates Spar Over Campaign Finance in Second Debate

Monday, August 12, 2013

WNYC

The candidates for New York City Comptroller each took shots at each other over how their campaigns are funded at a debate Monday night.

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NYC Debate Season is Here

Monday, August 12, 2013

WNYC is one of the official sponsors for the Campaign Finance Board debates. Brian Lehrer previews the Comptroller, Public Advocate, and Mayoral debates -- all happening over the next two weeks -- with his co-moderator Errol Louis of NY1. Plus: all the info you need to get ready for the debates, and how you can suggest a question.

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Sparring Over Trust: Stringer, Spitzer in First Comptroller Debate

Friday, August 09, 2013

WNYC

In the first debate of the 2013 comptroller's race, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and former Governor Eliot Spitzer went toe-to-toe on Friday over why each one is best poised to be the city's chief money manager. The debate showed how the Democratic candidates differ in style and substance.

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Quinn Endorsed by Sandra Fluke

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

WNYC

Lawyer and women's rights activist Sandra Fluke is endorsing Christine Quinn for mayor.

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NYC Board of Elections Has a New Executive Director

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

After nearly three years, the New York City Board of Elections has a new executive director. The ten commissioners appointed Staten Island Democrat Michael Ryan in a vote of six-to-three. One commissioner wasn't present for the vote.

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Quinn, Thompson Spar on Records

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

WNYC

City Council Speaker and mayoral candidate Christine Quinn tangled with rival Bill Thompson Tuesday over his record in the comptroller's office.  Her comments were some of the sharpest critiques of his record to date.

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Mayor 2013: Campaign Finance

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Brigid Bergin, WNYC politics reporter, talks about the Campaign Finance Board's decision to prohibit John Liu from receiving public matching funds for his mayoral campaign.

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Liu Denied Public Matching Funds

Monday, August 05, 2013

WNYC

His lawyer called the "death penalty" for the campaign.

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This Week In Politics: Celebrity Over Substance

Saturday, August 03, 2013

WNYC

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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Thompson Releases 2010 and 2011 Tax Info

Friday, August 02, 2013

WNYC

Mayoral candidate Bill Thompson released new tax information late Friday afternoon, but the Democrat isn't releasing his full returns publicly.

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Stringer Backs Midtown East Rezoning

Thursday, August 01, 2013

WNYC

A plan to rezone Midtown Manhattan's East Side has moved another step forward, thanks to support from Manhattan Borough President and City Comptroller candidate Scott Stringer.

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Thompson, DeBlasio Seek Black Voter Support

Thursday, August 01, 2013

WNYC

Mayoral candidates Bill de Blasio and Bill Thompson have been reaching out to black voters this week as support for Anthony Weiner continues to decline in the polls.

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Weiner Plows Forward

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

WNYC

Former congressman Anthony Weiner has vowed to continue his mayoral bid despite mounting criticism over the latest sexting scandal.

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Weiner Stays In Mayoral Race, Despite Calls To Drop Out

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Despite mounting pressure from rivals and even former supporters, Anthony Weiner is giving no indication that he'll drop out of New York City's race for mayor. Recent events — including a Quinnipiac poll showing that a majority of New York City voters want him to make a quick exit — have made his uphill battle even steeper.

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Poll: Weiner Slumps; De Blasio Rises

Monday, July 29, 2013

WNYC

The bad news keeps getting worse for Anthony Weiner.

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Weiner's Support Slumps Even in Old District

Thursday, July 25, 2013

WNYC

Anthony Weiner's support is draining away. Once leading the Democratic field for mayor, a new poll out Thursday shows Weiner now trails City Council Speaker Christine Quinn 25 percent to 16 percent. Even constituents in his old congressional district are walking away.

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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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