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Election 2010

As the 2010 election season kicks into high gear, The Brian Lehrer Show talks politics each day at 11am.

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Talking Politics: NYS Primary Preview

Monday, September 13, 2010

Juan Manuel Benitez, reporter for NY1 Noticias and host of Pura Política, and Edward-Isaac Dovere, editor of City Hall, a website and monthly publication focused on New York politics and policy, discuss the key races in tomorrow's primary.

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The Ballot Box

Monday, September 13, 2010

Juan Carlos "J.C." Polanco, NYC Board of Elections commissioner, walks Brian through the new voting methods for tomorrow's elections. Then Jessica Friedman Hewitt, former managing director of AIGA's Design for Democracy, looks at the design of new ballot that will be used in tomorrow's New York primary.

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Talking Politics: NY Senate

Friday, September 10, 2010

New York's junior U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and her challenger, Gail Goode, Deputy Borough Chief of Trials for the City of New York Law Dept., discuss their election campaigns.

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Meet the Candidates: New York's 10th U.S. Congressional District

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Edolphus Towns, U.S. Congressman representing the 10th District in New York, and Kevin Powell, candidate for Congress, discuss their bid for NY's 10th Congressional District seat.

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Live: Attorney General Candidate Debate

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Live from WNYC's Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, a debate among the five candidates hoping to be the Democratic nominee for attorney general. The participants are: Westchester Assemblyman Richard Brodsky, former federal prosecutor Sean Coffey, former state insurance superintendent Eric Dinallo, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice and Manhattan State Senator Eric Schneiderman.

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Rick Lazio: Campaigning for Governor

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Rick Lazio, former congressman (R-NY2), who is running for Republican nomination for New York governor, discusses his bid to get the Republican nomination for governor in the September 14th primary.

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Meet the Candidates: New York State Senate, 33rd District

Friday, September 03, 2010

Pedro Espada Jr., Democratic New York State Senator for the 33rd district, and his opponents, Gustavo Rivera and Daniel Padernacht discuss the campaign. 

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Talking Politics: Sausage Grinders

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Gerald Benjamin, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Political Science, and Daniel Feldman, Associate Professor of Public Management at John Jay College, discuss their new book Tales from the Sausage Factory: Making Laws in New York State.


Meet the Candidates: 30th State Senate District

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Bill Perkins, New York State Senator (D-30th, Harlem) and Basil Smikle on their campaigns for State Senate, 30th District.

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Talking Politics: Amy Walter and Nate Silver

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Amy Walter, political director of ABC News, and Nate Silver, the man behind The New York Times' Five Thirty Eight blog, discuss the November mid-term elections and the latest stories in politics.

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Talking Politics: County Leaders

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

New York Observer reporter David Freedlander and WNYC political reporter Azi Paybarah discuss the role of district leaders, the effort to oust the Kings County Democratic Party boss, Vito Lopez, and why you should care.

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Ed Koch: New York Uprising

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Ed Koch, former mayor of New York City and U.S. Congressman, talks about his campaign to reform the New York State legislature.

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Modern Whigs

Monday, August 30, 2010

Gene Chaas, Northeastern region vice-chair of the Modern Whig Party, discusses his political party's resurgent popularity, and its place in contemporary politics.

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Candidate for NY Governor: Paladino

Monday, August 30, 2010

Carl Paladino on why he's running to be the Republican candidate for Governor of New York.

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Primary Season: NY's 14th Congressional District

Friday, August 27, 2010

Carolyn Maloney, current Congresswoman running for the Democratic party's nomination in this September's primary, and opponent Reshma Saujani talk about their campaigns.

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Republican Senate Primary: Meet the Candidates (Schumer Seat)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Gary Berntsen and Jay Townsend, U.S. Senate candidates looking to oppose Senator Schumer in the general election, discuss the campaign for the Republican nomination.

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Latest Primary Rundown

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Melinda Henneberger, editor-in-chief of Politics Daily, discusses the nationwide fallout from yesterday's primary elections.

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Republican Senate Nomination: Meet the Candidates

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Joe DioGuardi, David Malpass, and Bruce Blakeman, candidates for the U.S. Senate running for the nomination to challenge Kirsten Gillibrand, discuss the campaign.

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City Charter Changes

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Matthew Goldstein, chancellor of the City University of New York, and the chair of the New York City Charter Revision Commission, talks about the conclusion New York City charter review process and the decision to put term limits on the ballot in November, with a "grandfather" clause.

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Limited Liability Campaigning?

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Bob Hennelly, WNYC reporter, looks at the "loophole" in campaign finance of limited liability companies.

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