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The Christie Tracker Podcast

Governor Christie’s Favorite Story

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

A story often told gets a closer look. The gov. makes his 13th trip to Iowa. Grumbling gets louder among NJ republicans. And the phrase “Chairman’s Flight” enters the lexicon.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Your Primer for the Primaries

Monday, August 25, 2014

In just about two weeks, New Yorkers vote in the Democratic gubernatorial primary and other races. Here's what you need to know about the candidates.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Meet the Progressive Challenge to Gov. Cuomo

Monday, June 23, 2014

Zephyr Teachout sees a broken system full of broken promises. But she thinks she can fix it, which is why she's running in the September primary.

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The Takeaway

The GOP Scrambles for New Leadership

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Nobody saw this coming: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary race to the Tea Party candidate he outspent 13 to 1. This blows open the question of which faction will lead the party.

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The Takeaway

Is This the Next GOP Presidential Candidate?

Thursday, May 22, 2014

A handful of conservative politicians have already shown interest in running on the 2016 Republican presidential ticket. One name being brought up in many circles is Dr. Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon. His new book reads like a campaign manifesto, but Carson insists that he's not running.

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WNYC News

Incumbent Gill Faces Former Obama Campaign Manager In Primary

Thursday, May 30, 2013

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Most of New Jersey’s primary races are expected to be handily won by the incumbent. But one race political observers are watching closely is the fight State Senator Nia Gill is facing with a former Obama campaign director.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

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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WNYC News

McMahon, Murphy Win Conn. Senate Primaries

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The fall campaign to fill retiring Senator Joe Lieberman’s seat is officially on in Connecticut. 

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The Takeaway

Congressional Primaries Draw Focus from Washington

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Several primaries in the coming weeks will steal the spotlight, however briefly, from Washington, D.C. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich tells us which races to watch.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Informal, Unofficial, Thoroughly Unscientific Exit Poll: NY Federal Races

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Today is New York's primary for federal offices—President, senators, and representatives. Voters, let us know which candidates you support and why. Give us a call at 212-433-WNYC/9692 or post here!

→ Voting Day Resources: Guide from The Empire | Find Your (New) District | Candidate Interviews | Full Coverage

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The Brian Lehrer Show

6th Congressional District: Meet the Democratic Candidates

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Democratic primary candidates for the 6th district discuss what's at stake: New York State Assembly member for the 25th assembly district in Queens, Rory Lancman; medical doctor Robert MittmanNew York City Council member Elizabeth Crowley; and member of the New York State Assembly Grace Meng.

→ Redistricting Resources: Official LATFOR Maps | NYTimes Interactive Tool

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NJ Election Day Guide

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Lee Keough, managing editor of NJSpotlight.com, and Bob Hennelly, WNYC's contributing editor for politics and investigations, take an in-depth look at today's New Jersey state primary election.

→ Resources: NJ Spotlight Voter Guide | 10th District Interviews | 9th District Interviews | New District Map

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NJ 10th Candidates

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Newark City Council member Ron Rice, Jr.Mayor Wayne Smith of Irvington, NJ, State Senator Nia Gill (D-34) and Donald Payne, Jr.Essex County freeholder-at-large, Newark city council president and the son of late Congressman Donald Payne Sr. of New Jersey's 10th district discuss their campaigns in the primary race to represent New Jersey's 10th district in Congress.

 

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The Empire

Need to Register to Vote in the NY Congressional Primary? Here's How

Thursday, May 24, 2012

New York's congressional primary is a month away, but the deadline to register to vote in the election comes next week. Here's what you need to do if you've never registered to vote, or changed addresses (or parties) since last time.

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The Empire

NY Legislature to Move Primary from Sept. 11

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

New York's legislative leaders have agreed to move the Sept. 11 political primary to honor the memory of deaths and rescues in the 2001 terrorist attacks.

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The Takeaway

The Criterion Collection Releases "The War Room"

Monday, March 26, 2012

Documentary filmmakers D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus followed Bill Clinton's campaign staff during his 1992 Presidential campaign. The resulting film "The War Room," was a quick classic, giving viewers a peek behind the curtain of American politics. Last week "The War Room" was released as part of the Criterion Collection on DVD and Blu-ray.

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The Takeaway

Does the GOP Need to Fix its Primary System?

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Here's a question you may not have asked yourself: why does the Republican party hold primaries and caucuses at all? Is there a better system than the long, drawn out process of staggered elections which push and pull the political momentum towards different candidates at different points in the cycle? Wouldn't it be easier to have all of the states elect their nominee at once? Or is there another way entirely to choose our political leaders? 

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The Takeaway

Two Veteran Democrats Do Battle in Ohio

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Dennis Kucinich and Marcy Kaptur have been friends for many years, but you wouldn't know it from listening to the attack ads the two Ohio Democrats have been airing against one another. While Republican voters in Ohio cast their ballots for a presidential nominee, Ohio Democrats in district nine will be picking between Kucinich and Kaptur in a Congressional primary. The race is the product of redistricting in Ohio — and it's just the first of many of its kind. In the coming months, 11 primary contests in states like Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and California will similarly pit incumbents against each other.

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The Takeaway

What's at Stake on Super Tuesday?

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Voters in 10 states weigh in on the Republican presidential line-up today in Super Tuesday primary elections and caucuses around the country. Four hundred and thirty-seven delegates are up for grabs -- but also at stake is the momentum of the campaign. Who is out there voting today? Is the Republican primary voter demographic in Idaho and Alaska the same as in Tennessee and Georgia? And who are they voting for?

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Schoolbook

Election Year Offers Students Livelier Civics Lessons

Monday, March 05, 2012

With Super Tuesday upon us, when 10 states will hold Republican primary elections, we are asking teachers and students: How have you been covering the election season in the classroom?

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