'I’m not ready to settle for crumbs and table scraps or band aids'
Bio: Azi Paybarah is a reporter for Capital. He has covered politics for The New York Observer, WNYC, The New York Sun and the New York Press.
Joe Lhota has Rudy Giuiani in his corner, which he thinks is a good thing, on balance.
Governor Andrew Cuomo denied he rushed his gun control legislation through the New York State legislature to in order to garner headlines and beat President Obama's unveiling of similar legislation on the federal level.
At a mayoral forum in Harlem hosted by Al Sharpton, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn stood out from her colleagues by suggesting she'd keep NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly in his post if she were elected mayor. The crowd booed, she soldiered on, and that was the story.
An interactive map showing where donations are coming from. [John Keefe]
Where the mayoral candidates stand on the bus strike. [Beth Fertig]
Christine Quinn is leading in money and public opinion polls. [Anna Sale]
The mayor's race has "no clear front-runner…" [Hunter Walker and Colin Campbell]
State Senators Michael Gianaris and Greg Ball debated Andrew Cuomo's gun control bill on Sean Hannity's television show last night.
Under New York City's distinctive program of public campaign financing, candidates can raise as much money as they want, but only some of it is eligible to be matched with public money at a 6:1 ratio, and there's a spending cap.
Rev. Al Sharpton asked the Democratic mayoral candidates whether or not they would keep NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn got heckeled for basically saying yes, but countered with an assurance that she would ensure some of his policies here changed dramatically.
A Quinnipiac poll out this morning shows three major Democratic candidates for mayor beating Joe Lhota, the leading Republican mayoral candidate.
CNN's legal analyst called the changed in the bill "cosmetic." [David Ariosto]
The bill has a "Journal News" clause. [Dylan Byers]
A libertarian think tank says Cuomo's legislation could make New York less safe. [Trevor Burrus]
A straight-forward write up of Cuomo's gun bill, from a trade publication. [The Gun Shots]
Cuomo wants congress to pass the Hurricane Sandy relief bill "today." [Casey Seiler]
Charles Hynes, who is seeking his seventh term as Brooklyn District Attorney, has $373,165 on hand in his campaign account after raising only $27,275 in the last six months.