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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An expression of support for Kellner, and a hostile resolution

Here's a copy of an email sent to Assemblyman Micah Kellner from local Democrats reaffirming their support for his candidacy for City Council, which has lost several high-profile endorsements after the Times reported he sent inappropriate messages to two former staffers in years past.

Jul. 30, 2013

 
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Spitzer welcomes an independent expenditure that costs Stringer the high ground

Eliot Spitzer said "This frames the debate. These independent expenditures frame the debate. I am standing up for the public, not the establishment."

Jul. 30, 2013

 
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A Council candidate’s endorsement list, now with blank spots

Assemblyman Micah Kellner, who is running for City Council on Manhattan's East Side, has lost a number of endorsements since the Times reported he had inappropriate conversations with two of staffers several years ago.

Jul. 30, 2013

 
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More than one way for Bloomberg to block a police oversight bill

Michael Bloomberg was always going to find it hard to find any councilmembers willing to change sides to help him kill two police oversight bills he plans to veto.

Jul. 30, 2013

 
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Weiner plummets, Spitzer organizes a clergy breakfast

From Capital

Charts show Anthony Weiner's rapid decline in Quinnipiac polling. [Azi Paybarah]

"Anthony Weiner doesn't care what the media and 'pundits' think" [Reid Pillifant]

Now, Michael Bloomberg unveils a new recycling policy. [Dana Rubinstein]

Bloomberg likes the idea of controlling mass transit, but found it impossible. [Dana Rubinstein]

Jul. 29, 2013

 
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Poll: White males abandon Weiner, as de Blasio moves up and Thompson holds steady

The newest chapter of his sexting scandal has ejected former congressman Anthony Weiner from the top tier of Democratic mayoral primary candidates, giving Bill Thompson and Bill de Blasio a clearer-than-ever shot at making a run-off, and leaving City Council Speaker Christine Quinn in the lead, according to a new poll from Quinnipiac University.

Jul. 29, 2013

 
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How Thompson readjusted his stance with a speech in Brooklyn

Here's Bill Thompson's full 16-minute speech on race and politics, which included references to Martin Luther King Jr., Barack Obama, Trayvon Martin and the New York Police Department's stop-and-frisk policy.

 

Thompson delivered the speech at a black church in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn Sunday afternoon.

Jul. 29, 2013

 
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Now, Thompson turns up the volume on Trayvon, stop-and-frisk

Bill Thompson, the former city comptroller and only black candidate in the mayor's race, spoke at a black church this weekend, linking stop-and-frisk to George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who was acquitted of murder charges after shooting and killing an unarmed black teenager in Florida.

Jul. 29, 2013

 
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Bill Thompson compares stop-and-frisk to George Zimmerman

Speaking to a black church in Brooklyn this morning, Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson linked the New York Police Department with George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed an unarmed teenager in Florida and was recently acquitted in a controversial jury trial earlier this month.

Jul. 28, 2013

 
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Stringer books $2.2 million in television ad time

Scott Stringer has purchased $2.2 million worth of television air time, according to a Democratic operative who tracks media buys but is not working on the comptroller's race race.

Jul. 26, 2013