Elections 2013

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Why a Vote for Christie Could Mean You're Voting in Guadagno as Governor

Thursday, October 31, 2013


Gov. Chris Christie hasn't held a press conference in six weeks. His second-in-command, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, hasn't had one in five months. Her campaign refuses to let her sit down for an interview and yet she could soon become the most powerful person in New Jersey.




De Blasio Has Momentum But Many Still Undecided

Wednesday, September 04, 2013


Bill de Blasio is steadily gaining in the polls among the Democratic field of candidates vying to become the next New York mayor. But this week's Quinnipiac poll showing him leading at 43 percent also found nearly a quarter of likely voters saying they could very well change their minds by the Sept. 10 primary.


The Brian Lehrer Show

Fast Food Strike; Lyme Disease; Plum Island; Candidate John Liu

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The fast food worker movement is growing. Marc Doussard, professor at the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign and author of the new book Degraded Work: The Struggle at the Bottom of the Labor Market, and Michael A. Fletcher, national economics reporter, The Washington Post, discuss the demands and implications of this labor movement. Plus: U.S. Senator from Connecticut, Richard Blumenthal, discusses furthering research on tick-borne diseases as well as the future of Plum Island; and mayoral candidate John Liu takes your calls.


In Race For Brooklyn D.A., Challenger Hopes to Unseat Long-Time Incumbent

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

In a recent debate Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes and Ken Thompson, a well-known private attorney, traded barbs and accusations ranging from annihilating opponents to representing corrupt politicians.



Thompson Supporters Cite His Savviness as Board of Ed President

Friday, August 23, 2013

In 2002, mayoral candidate Bill Thompson was president of the BOE, and powerful players in the education world, including the teachers union, say they're supporting him now largely because of the political savvy he demonstrated

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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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