Anna Sale

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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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Today In Politics: De Blasio Surges Ahead in Poll

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

For the past few week, Bill DeBlasio's Democratic mayoral rivals have been hitting him pretty hard and now we know why. A new Quinnipiac University Poll has the public advocate leading the pack at 36 percent. His closest competitors, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and former Comptroller Bill Thompson are polling at 21 and 20 percent.

WNYC's Anna Sale says the results are surprising. "Thirty-six percent is a big number," she said. "And at the start of this week there was a sense that Christine Quinn was recapturing some momentum with these big three newspaper endorsements from the New York Times, the New York Post and the New York Daily News."


Turnovers and Challenges: NYC Council Races to Watch

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Voters in forty percent of the city's 51 districts are looking at new names as they pick their council members – thanks mostly to term limits. In some key races for open seats, it's a battle of political power bases. And some incumbents are facing challenges that illustrate demographic shifts in neighborhoods.

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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.


In Raucous Debate, De Blasio Feels the Heat

Wednesday, August 21, 2013


In a 90-minute debate characterized by finger-jabbing, shouting, cracked voices, and flying accusations,  Bill de Blasio came under the first sustained fire of the campaign from opponents Chris Quinn and Bill Thompson. And while he didn't lose his cool, de Blasio also appeared marginally less comfortable under the kleig lights than rival Quinn.

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Quinn and de Blasio Attacks Get Personal

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The primary election is less than three weeks away, and on the day of a potentially pivotal Democratic mayoral debate, frontrunners Christine Quinn and Bill de Blasio unleashed their most negative, and personal, attacks of the campaign.

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In the Bronx, Voting Is the Exception, Not the Rule

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Voter turnout in New York City elections is abysmal. The predictors of low participation are varied, from high residential mobility to language barriers and lower education levels. Turnout is lowest in the Bronx, where fewer than 20 percent of adult citizens voted in the last mayoral election, in 2009, across almost two thirds of the borough.

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This Week In Politics: Celebrity Over Substance

Saturday, August 03, 2013


We've gone from talking about garbage removal in the Mayor's race straight into the potty. It's now almost impossible to talk about the New York City Mayor's race without using some pretty terrible language. 

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In Williamsburg, Looking for a Political Entree

Friday, August 02, 2013

Turnout in New York City municipal elections has been on a steady slide for the last sixty years, even in the midst of national elections that engaged new rounds of voters. In Williamsburg, even voters with a clear stake in city policy are just getting organized.


Weiner Slips in Poll as Unfavorability Peaks

Thursday, July 25, 2013

The survey also found Weiner’s unfavorability is at its highest levels of the campaign season, and that’s helping Council Speaker Christine Quinn. She is now the frontrunner among Dem...

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Campaign Playbook for Weiner's Opponents: Stay Out of the Way

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

“There’s no reason to run negative ads on Weiner. There’s no reason to waste your breath attacking Weiner. There’s no shortage of radio, TV and print reporters who are doing it alr...

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Tech Entrepreneur Launches Independent Run for Mayor

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Tech entrepreneur and philanthropist Jack Hidary is launching an independent run for mayor. And he's making an explicit appeal to voters who are uncomfortable with the field of political veterans running to replace Mayor Michael Bloomberg.


After Spitzer, Stringer's Fundraising Soars

Monday, July 15, 2013

Graph: During the week of July 8, Stringer raised more than $108,000, a huge bump in his haul from weeks prior, when he faced no serious challenger.

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Weiner, Spitzer Lead in City Races: Poll

Monday, July 15, 2013

Former Congressman Anthony Weiner topped the poll of Democratic mayoral candidates — and Eliot Spitzer is leading the race for comptroller.

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This Week in Politics: Spitzer Circus, NJ Dune Decision

Saturday, July 13, 2013

The race for city comptroller got a lot more interesting this week, and together Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner sucked up all the oxygen in city politics. Meanwhile, in New Jersey, the New Jersey Supreme Court handed Gov. Chris Christie mixed rulings on his vision for development in the Garden State. 


The Limits of the City Comptroller's Toolbox

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Former Governor Eliot Spitzer launched his run for city comptroller with a promise to renew his efforts to reign in Wall Street excess.
But he would have a much more limited set of tools in that position.


Key Question in NYC 2013: What Can Voters Forgive?

Monday, July 08, 2013

Former Governor Eliot Spitzer announced his intentions to run for city comptroller with a plea for forgiveness from voters. But he's not alone.

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Labor's Allegiance Split in NYC Mayoral Race

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Council Speaker Christine Quinn picked up the endorsement Tuesday of 32BJ, a big regional union that represents cleaning workers, doormen and security guards.