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Christine Quinn Touts, and Has to Explain, Her Long Record

Friday, August 30, 2013

After seven-and-a-half years as the Speaker of City Council, Christine Quinn is  running on a long record — but that’s opened her up to vitriolic protests. On the campaign trail, her command of policy minutiae is clear, but as she adjusts her strategy from that of a one-time frontrunner to a politician campaigning from behind, her positions might take too long to explain.

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A Day in the Life: On the Campaign Trail

Friday, August 30, 2013

It’s been a long summer and as we head into Primary Day on Sept. 10, the candidates running for citywide office are putting their campaigns into overdrive. 

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Political Roots Keep Thompson On Message

Friday, August 30, 2013

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It's close to 7:30 a.m. on a windy, cloud-covered morning, as Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson arrives to greet voters at a subway stop on the Prospect Heights side of Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn.

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Spitzer Downsizes Image in Bid for NYC Comptroller

Thursday, August 29, 2013

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Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer is working to integrate his widespread name recognition and larger-than-life persona into his campaign for the more detail-oriented, smaller role of New York City comptroller.

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In the Mayor's Race, the Cat Man Cometh

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Gristedes owner and philanthropist John Catsimatidis is running against former MTA chairman Joe Lhota and Doe Fund founder George McDonald in next month’s Republican primary for mayor. It’s been an unconventional path to politics for the Greek immigrant-turned-billionaire grocer. 

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De Blasio, a Practiced Critic, Confronts New Role of Frontrunner

Sunday, August 25, 2013

For three and a half years, Bill de Blasio has been the city’s official gadfly. As Public Advocate, his job has been to point out where the city’s fallen short. And that’s been the primary message of his campaign, up until the last few weeks, when he catapulted to frontrunner status in polls. Now, he’s trying to show voters he also knows how to run things.

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For Stringer, A Dash For Dollars -- Not a Coast to the Finish

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Scott Stringer isn't spending his August the way he'd imagined -- gliding to victory in the Comptroller's race. His staff doesn't get to take vacations. What seemed like a race he could win at a gentle jog has become a sprint as Stringer rushes to raise funds and pack in campaigning after a much more famous opponent - Eliot Spitzer - upended the race. 

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Joe Lhota Is Running To Be "The Man" In NYC

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

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"Be a man!" That's what Joe Lhota barked at an MTA board member at a public meeting last September, back when Lhota was reaching the end of his one-year tenure as authority chairman. Lhota later (sort of) apologized for the outburst, blaming it on his Bronx upbringing. But before that, he seemed to view it as his prerogative as an executive — that is, as the guy in the room who tells everyone else how things are going to be.

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