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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Mayoral candidates on a boat

 

Cuomo wants to "torpedo" a campaign finance system "he has thrived in." [Nick Reisman]

Giuliani's former spokeswoman, Cristyne Nicholas, was tapped by Cuomo to chair the NewYork State Tourism Advisory Council. [Lisa Fickenscher]

N.O.W. NYC wants Assemblyman Vito Lopez to resign following a report he made sleazy comments about a 14-year-old intern which led to a 9/11 call. [Celeste Katz]

 

Mar. 8, 2013

 
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Cuomo, tired of ‘living with’ a campaign finance system he mastered, calls for an end to it

His office has said, "The only events we have done this cycle are high-donor events."

Mar. 8, 2013

 
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‘You can’t make everybody happy’: Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney endorses Quinn for mayor

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, who made history this January when he was sworn in as New York's first openly gay member of Congress, is endorsing City Council Speaker Christine Quinn for mayor.

Mar. 8, 2013

 
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New York’s economic growth isn’t nothing

"New York's economy is on the right track," Governor Andrew Cuomo said yesterday in response to a jobs report from the state's labor department.

Mar. 8, 2013

 
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Mark Levine hires The Advance Group as lead consultants

Mark Levine, who is running in a crowded City Council race in Northern Manhattan, has hired The Advance Group to be his lead consultants.

Mar. 7, 2013

 
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New York’s first Muslim Democratic club is set to launch

Next week will mark the official opening of the Muslim Democratic Club of New York, the first club of its kind in the city.

Mar. 7, 2013

 
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Manhattan B.P. rivals Lappin, Menin and Brewer audition in Jackson’s absence

Three out of the four Democratic candidates for Manhattan borough presidents met at a candidate forum at Pace University in Lower Manhattan this morning.

Mar. 7, 2013

 
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Poll: Cuomo, less moderate, still popular

A new NBC-WSJ-Marist poll shows support for freshman Democratic governor Andrew Cuomo is beginning to split more predictably along traditional party lines.

Mar. 7, 2013

 
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The day Rand Paul did an actual filibuster

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A "jerk" comment about Rudy Giuliani "startled the audience." [David Seifman]

The comment was the "most memorable moment" of a candidate forum. [Chris Bragg]

Headline: "Rudy Giuliani is Not a Jerk, Joe Lhota Says" [Jill Colvin]

Adolfo Carrion Jr. called himself a "social progressive" and "Northeastern Republican." [Grace Rauh]

Mar. 6, 2013

 
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Adolfo Carrion, facing questions, heads for the elevator

At a Crain's forum for Republican mayoral candidates this morning, Carrion joked that everyone knows about his home in City Island and its "famous porch," because it's been in the news so often.

Mar. 6, 2013