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Mayor 2013: Candidate Interviews

Interviews with likely candidates for New York's mayoral nominations. For interviews with candidates in other races click here.

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Meet the Candidates: Call Christine Quinn

Friday, September 06, 2013

Our final round of mayoral primary candidate interviews concludes with City Council Speaker Christine Quinn. She discusses her strategy over the next four days, her policy proposals, and takes your calls. If you have a questions for Christine Quinn, call 212-433-9692 or post here.

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Meet the Candidates: Call Bill Thompson

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Our last round of candidate interviews before the mayoral primary continues. Bill Thompson discusses his policy proposals, his final-week campaign strategy, and takes listener calls. Got a question for candidate Thompson? Call 212-433-9692.

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Meet the Candidates: Call Bill de Blasio

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Our last round of candidate interviews before the mayoral primary continues. New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio discusses his rise in the polls, his policy proposals, and his final-week campaign strategy.

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Meet the Candidates: Call Anthony Weiner

Friday, August 30, 2013

Our final round of interviews with the Democratic primary candidates in the 2013 mayor's race continues. Anthony Weiner, former NY Congressman, discusses the latest in the campaign and takes your calls about his plans for New York City.

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Meet the Candidates: Call John Liu

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Our series of interviews with candidates for New York City mayor continues. Today: Comptroller John Liu discusses the latest news from the campaign trail and takes voters' calls.

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Meet the Candidates: Call Candidate Lhota

Friday, August 23, 2013

Joseph Lhota, former deputy mayor, MTA chairman and candidate for the 2013 Republican mayoral nomination, discusses his bid for mayor and takes listener calls as we continue our interviews with the candidates.

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Candidate Christine Quinn

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

City Council speaker Christine Quinn talks about her campaign for mayor. She weighs in on whether Mayor Bloomberg made us richer--a question we're asking all week.

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Candidate Bill Thompson

Monday, June 03, 2013

Bill Thompson, former NYC Comptroller and one of the  Democrats running for mayor, discusses the latest news from the mayor's race.

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Candidate John Liu

Monday, July 22, 2013

The Brian Lehrer Show continues its series of interviews with candidates for New York City. Today: Comptroller John Liu discusses the latest news from the campaign trail.

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Candidate de Blasio

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

New York City Public Advocate and mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio discusses his action to save Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn—as well as news about NYCHA and other issues related to his bid to be mayor.

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Meet the Candidates: Sal Albanese

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Our series of interviews with candidates for Mayor continues. Sal Albanese, former teacher, city council member and Democratic mayoral hopeful, discusses the campaign and his policy agenda.

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Candidate de Blasio

Monday, June 10, 2013

Our series of interviews with the major candidates for mayor continues. Today, NYC public advocate Bill de Blasio discusses his campaign for the Democratic nomination.

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Mayoral Candidates: Bill Thompson

Friday, February 15, 2013

Bill Thompson, former NYC Comptroller and the 2009 Democratic candidate for mayor, talks to Brian Lehrer about why he's running again and his plan for New York City.

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Candidate Joe Lhota

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Joseph Lhota, former MTA chairman and chief executive officer, talks to Brian Lehrer about running to be the Republican candidate for New York City mayor.

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Candidate Tom Allon

Monday, February 18, 2013

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Meet the Candidates: Sal Albanese

Friday, March 08, 2013

Sal Albanese, former teacher, city council member and Democratic mayoral hopeful, talks about his campaign, including his plans for transit.

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Bill Thompson on City Politics

Monday, April 08, 2013

Bill Thompson, former NYC Comptroller, 2013 Democratic candidate for Mayor, discusses the latest news from City Hall, including the paid sick leave deal and his mayoral campaign.

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Bill de Blasio on Paid Sick Leave Deal

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

The New York City Council came to an agreement on a paid sick leave policy which is expected to pass with a veto-proof majority. Public Advocate and candidate for mayor Bill de Blasio reacts to the deal. 

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Erick Salgado: Candidate for Mayor

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Erick Salgado, reverend who established Bensonhurst's first Hispanic church, founder of a radio ministry known as “Radio Cantico” Nuevo Inc., (New Song Radio), and now candidate for the Democratic nomination for mayor, discusses his work and his candidacy.

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Comptroller Liu's People's Budget

Friday, April 19, 2013

John LiuNew York City Comptroller and mayoral candidate discusses his People's Budget and his run to be the next Mayor of New York.

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Bill de Blasio on Housing, Stop-and-Frisk

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Bill de Blasio New York City Public Advocate and candidate for mayor, reacts to Mayor Bloomberg's speech in defense of the NYPD and talks about his plan for affordable housing and other campaign issues.

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Lhota Praises Bloomberg Policing, Thinks Sandy Response Fell Short

Thursday, May 02, 2013

"It was maybe the best speech I've ever heard a mayor of New York give," says former MTA chairman and mayoral candidate Joe Lhota, on Mike Bloomberg's claim that an NYPD Inspector General would hamper policing and counter-terrorism efforts. 

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Comptroller Liu's State of the City

Monday, January 07, 2013

John Liu, New York City Comptroller, appears on The Brian Lehrer Show to discuss his recent State of the City address and new proposals for the coming year.

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De Blasio for Mayor: It's Official

Monday, January 28, 2013

Bill de Blasio, NYC Public Advocate, talks about Sunday's announcement that he will be running for Mayor.

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Meet the Candidates: Adolfo Carrion

Monday, March 11, 2013

Adolfo Carrion, Jr. , former Bronx Borough President and Obama administration alum, former Bronx Borough President and Obama administration alum, now running for NYC mayor with the Independence Party endorsement, talks about his party switch and campaign for mayor.

 

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Christine Quinn: State of the City 2013

Thursday, February 14, 2013

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn joins Brian Lehrer to talk about her State of the City address and the "middle class squeeze."

+ In Final State of the City, Bloomberg To Frame His Legacy

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Candidate George McDonald

Friday, February 01, 2013

George McDonald, founder and president of the Doe Fund and candidate for Republican nomination for mayor, talks about his candidacy.

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John Catsimatidis on Running for Mayor

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

John Catsimatidis, CEO of Gristedes Foods, talks about his now-official run for the Republican nomination for NYC Mayor.

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Anthony Weiner: Candidate for Mayor

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Former congressman Anthony Weiner talks to Brian Lehrer in his first live interview since announcing his bid for New York City mayor. Weiner discusses the "apologizing" he'll have to do to voters after resigning amid a sexting scandal, his vision for single-payer health care in New York City, the "venemous" bike lanes debate, and more. Listen to full audio and read highlights now.

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Candidate Catsimatidis

Friday, May 10, 2013

Our second round of interviews with candidates for New York City mayor continues. John Catsimatidis, CEO of Red Apple Group and Gristedes Foods, talks about his run for the Republican nomination.

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