Azi Paybarah

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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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Quinn attacks any Dem ‘proud’ to have D’Amato's backing (so Gillibrand is in the clear)

But attacking Thompson for having ties to D'Amato is problematic.

Other Democrats have taken donations and accepted D'Amato's support publicly, including Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.

May. 16, 2013

 
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Squadron memo predicts $1 million advantage in public advocate race

State Senator Daniel Squadron's consultants predict he could have more than $1 million than his competitors in the public advocate's race to help him reach voters heading into the September primary, according to a campaign memo they are circulating to supporters.

May. 16, 2013

 
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Video briefing: ‘Maybe you’re putting your foot in your mouth every day’

For today's Video Briefing, here's the story of Assemblyman Vito Lopez, courtesy of the reporters who cover him, and the women who use to work for him.

May. 16, 2013

 
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Sheldon Silver and the Vito Lopez test

There are no criminal charges after an investigation of Assemblyman Vito Lopez, but plenty of lurid details of questionable behavior.

May. 16, 2013

 
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The Vito Lopez story, as told by his accusers

He asked another woman working for him on a trip to Russia: "One drinking partner, one train car, one bed — yes or no?" A fourth woman said he pried her legs open and forced his hand along her inner thigh "all the way up."

May. 15, 2013

 
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Cuomo lags Christie in a national Democratic poll, but he won’t always be this retiring

Christie is better known that Cuomo, and Cuomo has the power to change that whenever he wants.

May. 15, 2013

 
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After D’Amato calls Quinn’s story ‘bunk,’ Thompson calls it ‘inspiring’

Former city comptroller Bill Thompson said Christine Quinn's story was "touching" and "inspiring."

May. 15, 2013

 
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Thompson denounces Vito Lopez, but won’t commit to backing Lopez’s Council opponent

Bill Thompson "absolutely" denied a report in the Post this morning that he was open to endorsing scandal-plagued assemblyman and former Brooklyn Democratic boss Vito Lopez, who is running for City Council and was censured by colleagues after the state made a six-figure payout to female staffers who accused him of sexual harassment.

May. 15, 2013

 
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Video briefing: Not the alcoholism, but the buzz

Then the experts weighed in.

May. 15, 2013

 
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D’Amato, a Thompson supporter, mocks Quinn’s personal revelations

Yesterday, City Council Speaker and mayoral candidate Christine Quinn spoke publicly for the first time about her past struggles with bulimia and anorexia.

May. 15, 2013