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WNYC News

Questions for de Blasio Include Role for Wife, Move to Gracie

Friday, November 08, 2013

WNYC

After 10 months on the campaign trail, Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray, are taking some well-earned time off after he appears at the Somos El Futuro conference in Puerto Rico this week. But with just eight weeks before someone hands him the keys to City Hall, there are conversations to be had, even if it’s while decompressing on the beach.

Here are five things Mayor-elect de Blasio may be mulling between now and Jan. 1.

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WNYC News

Bad Ballot Designs Plague NYC Elections

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Voter turnout on Election Day Tuesday appears to have set a record low of 24 percent. Slightly more than one million of New York City’s 4.3 million registered voters cast their ballots.  

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Community

VIDEO: Brian Lehrer on The Colbert Report

Thursday, November 07, 2013

WNYC

On Wednesday night, Brian was invited to the Colbert Report to speak with Stephen about the New York City mayor's race and more. Watch the video!

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WNYC News

Caption Contest: Mr. Mayor Meets Mr. Mayor-elect

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

WNYC

It was a tale of two mayors at New York City Hall this morning.

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WNYC News

Today In Politics: De Blasio's Big Win Means a Big Mandate

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

WNYC

Bill de Blasio romped last night, winning the vast majority of election precincts, no matter which racial group was dominant.

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New Jersey News

Christie Re-Elected as NJ Governor

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

WNYC

The Associated Press called the race Tuesday as soon as the polls closed, based on interviews with voters as they left polling places.

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The Takeaway

Participating at the Polls: Send Us Your #VoterSelfies

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Our flagship station WNYC has asked voters going to the polls today in New York and New Jersey to send in their voter selfies. We'd like you to send yours, too. Tweet @wnyc using the hashtag #VoterSelfie or send in via our website. Details after the jump.

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WNYC News

Today in Politics: Despite Sandy Attacks Christie Still Has Big Lead

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

WNYC

A week from election day Gov. Chris Christie is trouncing his Democratic opponent, Barbara Buono.

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WNYC News

In Second Debate, Lhota Remembers His Talking Points

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

WNYC

Joe Lhota remembered his talking points in Tuesday night's debate. Unfortunately for him, he said little to fundamentally alter the trajectory of the race, where Bill de Blasio is beating him by over 40 points. And in the most raucous exchange of the campaign, de Blasio and Lhota heatedly debated the legacies of David Dinkins and Rudy Giuliani, harkening back to a time a dwindling number of voters remember.

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WNYC News

Booker, Lonegan Make Final Pitch to NJ Voters

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

WNYC

It's the last day of campaigning for the two candidates in New Jersey's special Senate election.

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WNYC News

NY Voters to Decide on More Casinos Upstate

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

WNYC

Voters in New York will not only pick a new mayor next month, they will also decide whether the state should have more casino gambling. 

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WNYC News

Public Advocate Candidates Bring Anti-Bloomberg Message to Campaign Trail

Sunday, September 22, 2013

The election to decide the number two job in city government is a little more than a week away, and both candidates seem to be betting that an anti-Bloomberg message will resonate with voters.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New York City's Messy Elections (v.2013)

Monday, September 16, 2013

Bill Thompson has scheduled an 11am press conference today, at which he is expected to withdraw from the mayoral raceBrigid Bergin, WNYC politics reporter, discusses the breaking news. And Dick Dadey, Executive Director of Citizens Union, discuss why the vote count has been so problematic, why turnout is so low, and what to do about it.

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Schoolbook

As Thompson Refuses to Concede, So Does the Teachers Union

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The teachers union spent a lot of political capital by endorsing Bill Thompson's in the Democratic primary race for mayor. It hasn't endorsed a mayoral candidate since 2001. But with rival Bill de Blasio the clear winner of Tuesday's vote, the union is now in the awkward position of hoping for the next best thing: a runoff.

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New Sounds

Pre-empted

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Pre-empted by special coverage of the New York City mayoral primary election.

 

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Transportation Nation

EXPLAINER: Where NYC's Mayoral Candidates Stand on Transportation Issues

Monday, September 09, 2013

Most like bikes and buses, but they're iffy on bike lanes. Some have clearly defined transportation platforms, while some don't even mention it on their website. One candidate even wants a monorail system. Here's where the top mayoral candidates stand on transportation.

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WNYC News

After Harassment Allegations, Lopez Runs For City Council

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Former Congressman Anthony Weiner and former governor Eliot Spitzer aren’t the only scandal-stained politicians staging a comeback this fall. Vito Lopez — who resigned from the Assembly this spring after a series of sexual harassment allegations — is running for City Council.

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