Hand to hand, the torch was passed all the way from Mexico City to New York, finally ending its 72-day journey on Sunday at Saint Patrick's Cathedral amid hundreds of cheering families, folk dancers, and musicians.
Why did the Rick Lazio campaign fall flat on its face? What accounted for Carl Paladino's grassroots appeal? Who took whom seriously? What gave Eric Schneiderman the winning edge? Was Andrew Cuomo really a control freak?
All these questions were answered, analyzed and fought over by the political consultants and insiders that made the 2010 election campaigns tick. Here are the best quotes from a political roundtable hosted by The New School's Center for New York City Affairs.
About 50 immigration advocates rallied in Times Square on Monday afternoon to urge the New York Congressional delegation to support the federal Dream Act. The bill would allow young undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. before the age of 16 and have lived here for five years to legalize their status by going to college or joining the military for two years.
Ruben Wills, 39, a young political insider who worked for State Sen. Shirley Huntley, was elected City Council Member in a special election in Queens' District 28 on Tuesday. Wills beat out six other candidates to take the seat formerly held by Councilman Thomas White, Jr. who died in August.