Azi Paybarah

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.

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What about Bill Thompson?

There's almost no doubt at this point that there will be a runoff for the Democratic mayoral nomination.

Jul. 19, 2013

 
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Spitzer is everywhere you look except on the ground

Eliot Spitzer did two nationally televised interviews yesterday, with Jake Tapper on CNN and Stephen Colbert on The Daily Show.

Jul. 19, 2013

 
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One candidate, two campaign committees

On July 15, candidates running for city office filed their latest campaign disclosure report, detailing how they are spending money to get elected.

Candidates who have campaign committees for state offices filed similar reports, also on July 15.

That day, Micah Kellner filed two reports.

 

Jul. 18, 2013

 
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A campaign-season Council mailing from Tish James

There are rules restricting how and when lawmakers can send government-funded mailers if they're running in an upcoming election.

Jul. 18, 2013

 
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Which member will help Bloomberg kill a police-oversight bill?

The best chance the mayor has is against the racial profiling bill, since he only needs one vote. But a review of the 34 Council members who voted for it makes it unlike the mayor will find the support he needs.

Jul. 18, 2013

 
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Quinn’s first ad is about the middle class (and Anthony Weiner)

The most important line in Christine Quinn's first television ad — witch her campaign declined to talk about when it was reported by the Post yesterday — is the last line.

In the 30-second spot, Quinn rattles off her record and ends with this: "While others talk about fighting of the middle class, I've been doing it."

Jul. 18, 2013

 
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Video briefing: The Daily Show on New York’s champions of ‘Generation Junk Shot’

With Anthony Weiner, Eliot Spitzer, and "Scott Somebodyorother" the jokes at the Daily Show basically write themselves.

Jul. 18, 2013

 
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A strong showing for Quinn and ‘right direction’

Quinn's 32 percent of support among Liberal voters is twice that of Weiner's 16 percent, who rose to national fame appealing to progressive voters by basically becoming a permanent guest on MSNBC and Fox's reliable Democratic foil.

Jul. 18, 2013

 
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Stringer mocks Spitzer, Cuomo gets scolded

From Capital

"Personally, Mayor Michael Bloomberg almost never takes the elevator." [Dana Rubinstein]

Bloomberg defended Eliot Spitzer's right to self-finance his campaign. [Dana Rubinstein]

Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, said he's not worried about potentially working with a Comptroller Spitzer. [Reid Pillifant]

Jul. 17, 2013

 
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Weiner touts Obamacare, says he’s ‘different’ than his career-politician opponents

As soon as he stepped away from the podium, he was confronted by a woman who asked Weiner about his "lack of self-control."

Jul. 17, 2013